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WASHINGTON (AP) — David Letterman was never known as a particularly political comedian, preferring a detached irony-drenched tone that favored the surreal and silly over topical hu...

ART: New show of photos by Walker Evans at San Francisco MOMA

Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 1:36 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Roadside shacks, garbage, circus wagons, subway riders and other ordinary folk: All were favorite subjects of Walker Evans, one of the 20th century’s pre-eminent photographers.Those images are among 400 of Evans’ print...

CELEBS: John Stamos gets engaged to girlfriend at Disneyland

Posted: Oct 23 2017 - 1:33 PM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — John Stamos picked “the happiest place on earth” to get engaged over the weekend.The 54-year-old Stamos announced his engagement to 31-year-old actress Caitlin McHugh on Sunday on social media , writing: “I asked ... she...

CELEBS: Political humorist Jimmy Tingle running for office

Posted: Oct 22 2017 - 12:04 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief.The Cambridge-born comedian and social activist, who ret...

FILM: 'Thor: Ragnarok' takes the god to funny heights

Posted: Oct 21 2017 - 9:00 AM

In the stand-alone films of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Thor always seemed to get the short end of the stick. The Thor films were never as popular as Iron Man, and didn't gain steam like Captain America. They were perhaps a little too ser...

FILM: In year of Wonder Woman, the remarkable tale of her creation

Posted: Oct 21 2017 - 9:00 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — Superman and Batman were born, like brothers, in 1938 and 1939, respectively. But psychology professor William Moulton Marston had grander and more progressive aspirations for his comic creation."Frankly, Wonder Woman is psy...