Canadian artist transforms into comic characters online
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Canadian artist transforms into comic characters online

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Kay Pike stands in front of a giant mirror, dabs her brush into paint and touches it to her skin. She’ll repeat the motion thousands of times over the next 12 hours as she transforms from a willowy blond artist to dark-haired Superman for viewers following along online. Twice a week, … Continue reading

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Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging
Art / Arts/Entertainment / Music

Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging

KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press Willie Nile, “World War Willie” (River House Records) Willie Nile is loud and proud. While other rockers merely strut around leathered and weathered, Nile takes one giant leap for mankind: glorifying the aging process with the party-hearty song “Grandpa Rocks” (its featured character depicted in a Clash T-shirt and dirty combat … Continue reading

Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short
Arts/Entertainment / Games

Indie games ‘Firewatch,’ ‘Unravel’ fall short

What makes a game a game? That question has arisen around some of the most popular independent video games of the last few years — titles like “Gone Home,” ”Her Story” and “That Dragon, Cancer” that steer away from traditional video-game mechanics in favor of narrative and character development. “Firewatch” (Campo Santo, for PlayStation 4, … Continue reading