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Three Pulitzer-winning cartoonists let go in one shocking day

McClatchy, citing ‘continuing evolution’ for the firings, says its newspapers will no longer publish daily opinion cartoons.

By Michael CavnaJuly 12, 2023

What went wrong with ‘The Flash’?

"The Flash" was supposed to be a superhero movie heavyweight. Instead it's been a box-office disappointment for DC Studios.

By David BetancourtJuly 1, 2023

What’s in a name?

For these trans and gender non-conforming people, changing their name was an opportunity for reflection and transformation.

By Apollo Baltazar, Hannah Good, N. Kirkpatrick and Anne BraniginJune 29, 2023

David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan are the new Superman and Lois Lane

David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan have been cast as Clark Kent and Lois Lane in “Superman: Legacy,” which will be a major part of the DC Studios revamp.

By David BetancourtJune 27, 2023

Our definitive ranking of modern movie Batmen, from Michael Keaton to Robert Pattinson

“The Flash” has helped cement the legacies of Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck. How do they stack up against Robert Pattinson, Christian Bale and others?

By Michael Cavna and David BetancourtJune 21, 2023

We’re having a heat wave

Ann Telnaes cartoon on the heat wave

By Ann TelnaesJuly 12, 2023

Cartoon by Matt Davies

An editorial guest cartoon from Matt Davies of Newsday

By Matt DaviesJuly 12, 2023

‘The Flash’ shows why Michael Keaton is still the best Batman

Michael Keaton, Ben Affleck and a surprise guest return for “The Flash,” which sheds light on the actors’ legacies as the Caped Crusader.

By David BetancourtJune 17, 2023

The 12 best superhero performances of all time, ranked

From Lynda Carter to Michael Keaton, they made us believe that comic-book characters had sprung to life.

By David BetancourtJune 13, 2023

Pat Cooper, stand-up comic who mined his Italian roots, dies at 93

Credited with coining the phrase “bada-bing,” Mr. Cooper’s schtick was the Italian version of Jackie Mason’s jokes about Jewish mothers.

By Michael S. RosenwaldJune 8, 2023

A Black father wrote a book about ‘the talk’ — to show why it’s necessary

“You don’t want to take away any of their innocence. But you have to,” said artist Darrin Bell, whose memoir reveals how he taught his son about racism in the U.S.

By Michael CavnaJune 6, 2023

‘American Born Chinese’ joins the conversation on bullying and stereotypes

Gene Luen Yang’s acclaimed 2006 graphic novel, “American Born Chinese,” becomes a Disney Plus show illuminating the Asian American experience.

By Michael CavnaMay 24, 2023