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Sean Spicer unlikely to disappear from television

NEW YORK — He won’t be behind a podium at the White House, but it’s unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television.Spicer quit as White House press secretary Friday, ushered out with the wish that “I hope he goes on to make a tremendous amount of money” from Anthony Scaramucci, Presid
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‘Walking Dead’ Comic-Con panel pays tribute to late stuntman

SAN DIEGO — There will never be an antidote or immunity to the zombie apocalypse in “The Walking Dead.” “It’s kind of a mythology-breaking proposition,” creator Robert Kirkman said Friday during the show’s presentation at Comic-Con.Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple were joined by a d
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In a better world, we’d be talking about ‘Insecure’ as much as we talked about ‘Girls’

Issa Rae’s bracingly honest and enjoyable HBO dramedy “Insecure” arrived last fall wearing the telltale polish that HBO applies to nearly all its shows — a refining process that tightens scripts, improves structure and, in this case, elevated the original pluck of Rae’s did-it-herself webs
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He photographed Victor Hugo and Jules Verne — now the spotlight is on him

If you ever happened to take a college course in 19th-century French literature — this would be before you bowed to parental pressure and switched your major to business or pre-med — you might have come across the name “Nadar,” albeit in the tiny type of a picture credit. The most celebrated
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Comic-Con can show you how to make it as a ‘nerd entrepreneur’

THE RISE in geek culture this century has created boom times for many “nerd entrepreneurs,” who have started and grown new companies such as the comics and entertainment company IDW and digital comics platform comiXology. But the downside of this boom is: How do you find a niche in an increasi
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Sand sculpting fest draws artists from all over the world

REVERE, Mass. — Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to attend a sand sculpting festival on a Massachusetts beach this weekend.The International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach got underway Friday morning. The festival runs through Sunday.The competition draws sand sculptors from a
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It’s time to say goodbye to Sean Spicer, the human meme of the Trump White House

The transformation of Sean Spicer from mere press secretary to human meme began the day after Trump became president. “This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration — period — both in person and around the globe,” Spicer said in a forceful statement to reporters on Jan. 21.
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Oscar winner John Ridley returns to superhero comic books for the first time in a decade

Academy Award-winning screenwriter John Ridley (“Twelve Years a Slave”) always knew he wanted to return to his superhero/government/conspiracy comic book series “The American Way” at some point. He intended to advance the story 10 years from its 1960s starting point.He just never knew an act
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Does Ruth Ware’s new spine-tingler live up to expectations?

My heart sank as I read the opening sentences of Ruth Ware’s new suspense novel, “The Lying Game.” “No,” I told myself. “Not a dog on a beach digging up a bone. Please, it can’t be. . .” Alas, it was. That dog did indeed dig up a human (!) bone, thus performing one of the stalest
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Netflix’s relentless ‘Ozark’ gets drunk on an ice-chest full of redneck cliches

It doesn’t get any grimmer than Netflix’s “Ozark” (premiering Friday), one of those suspense dramas that you want to stop watching, but can’t. Read that as an endorsement if you like (“Can’t stop watching!!!” — The Washington Post), but note the side effects that come with it, main
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