What a murderous Winnie the Pooh can tell us about the public domain and remix culture

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

Characters enter the public domain. Winnie the Pooh becomes a killer. Where is remix culture going?

[ad_1] LOS ANGELES — The giant stuffed bear, its face a twisted smile, lumbers across the screen. Menacing music swells. Shadows mask unknown threats. Christopher Robin begs for his life. And is that a sledgehammer about to pulverize a minor character’s head? Thus unfolds the trailer for the 2023 movie “Winnie the Pooh: Blood and … Read more

Military marchers set out from Hopkinton to start the 128th Boston Marathon

[ad_1] HOPKINTON, Mass. — A group Massachusetts National Guard members early Monday crossed the Boston Marathon start line painted in honor of the town that has hosted the marathon for the past century, launching the 128th edition of the world’s oldest and most prestigious annual marathon. Race Director Dave McGillivray sent the group of about … Read more

With ‘functional’ beverages, brands rush to quench a thirst for drinks that do more than taste good

[ad_1] Supermarket beverage aisles are starting to look a lot more like a pharmacy. There are sodas made with mushrooms that supposedly improve mental clarity and juices packed with bacteria that claim to enhance digestive health. Water infused with collagen carries the promise of better skin, and energy drinks offer to help burn body fat. … Read more

What does science say about the ingredients in functional beverages?

[ad_1] Functional beverages — or drinks promoted as offering mental or physical benefits beyond hydration — are growing in popularity around the world. Hundreds of companies have jumped into the market, hoping to get some buzz with trendy and sometimes unfamiliar ingredients. Here are some of the latest ones found in functional beverages and what … Read more

WNBA fashionistas expected to showcase their styles at the draft with spotlight on women’s hoops

[ad_1] Caitlin Clark. Cameron Brink. Kamilla Cordoso. Angel Reese. All will step into the glaring spotlight of Monday night’s WNBA’s draft having faced the challenge essentially every woman can identify with: Wearing just the right outfit for a special occasion. When a woman finds what she wants, it’s not a question of whether alterations are … Read more

Are Americans feeling like they get enough sleep? Dream on, a new Gallup poll says

[ad_1] NEW YORK — If you’re feeling — YAWN — sleepy or tired while you read this and wish you could get some more shut-eye, you’re not alone. A majority of Americans say they would feel better if they could have more sleep, according to a new poll. But in the U.S., the ethos of … Read more

What to stream this week: Conan O’Brien travels, ‘Migration’ soars and Taylor Swift will reign

[ad_1] Zack Snyder’s “Rebel Moon – Part Two: The Scargiver” landing on Netflix and Taylor Swift’s “The Tortured Poets Department” album are some of the new television, movies, music and games headed to a device near you. Also among the streaming offerings worth your time as selected by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists: A family … Read more

AI-generated fashion models could bring more diversity to the industry – or leave it with less

[ad_1] CHICAGO — London-based model Alexsandrah has a twin, but not in the way you’d expect: Her counterpart is made of pixels instead of flesh and blood. The virtual twin was generated by artificial intelligence and has already appeared as a stand-in for the real-life Alexsandrah in a photo shoot. Alexsandrah, who goes by her … Read more