A new spinoff of Marvel’s Black Panther comic will be a family affair: The new comic books will focus on Shuri, the sister of the hero and ruler of the fictional African nation of Wakanda. It will begin in October, and will be written by Nnedi Okorafor, a fantasy and science fiction author, and drawn by Leonardo Romero. The news was originally reported by the website Bustle.
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A full version of the image editing program for iPad is expected to be announced in October.
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Audrey Hepburn, Gregory Peck and iconic cartoon character Atom Boy have appeared in paddy fields in northern Japan.
The stars of Roman Holiday and the much-loved robot hero created by manga author Osamu Tezuka were selected last summer by the residents of Inakadate, in Aomori Prefecture, as the subjects of this year’s “tambo art” project.
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When we were kids, art time was often the best part of grammar school. Who didn’t enjoy coloring, drawing, painting, and cutting-and-pasting? It was fun, relaxing, and you got a wonderful euphoric feeling from creating something you made. We need to get back to that child activity. It turns out that making art can be a powerful therapeutic tool for adults, especially in the treatment and management of pain. Called art therapy, this type of psychotherapy can help modify your response to emotional and physical problems related to pain.
“Art therapy does not replace the need for pain medication, but it can be used as an effective complement and reduce perceptions of pain experiences,” says Kelsey A. Skerpan, an art therapist with Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital. “It can help people better manage the symptoms of stress and anxiety that accompany pain, which assists with the recovery process and improves quality of life.”
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