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The death of Al Simmons' wife, Wanda, and their unborn child motivates him to retake the mantle of the titular Spawn and get to the bottom of everything.

Review: 'Ms. Marvel #14' is a romance gone wrong, but in a good way

Kamala Khan enters into a budding romance with Kamran in the latest issue of "Ms. Marvel," but ends up getting a lot more than what she bargained for.

Review: One year after 'Bring Back Our Girls,' an artist tries to heal us Special

Canadian artist James Picard has had enough of the "chin-up" mentality that has allowed millions of people to experience horrible, traumatic events and never discuss them again.

Studying the old masters made easier with new technology

A Vermeer, Van Eyck or Rembrandt hanging in a gallery can tell us a compelling story. But what lies beneath the coats of varnish and paints also tells a story. Now, conservators will be able to dissect what lies beneath in a non-invasive way.

German literary lion Gunter Grass dies at 87

Germany's Nobel-winning author, Gunter Grass, who acted as a moral compass for many in the postwar nation but later provoked criticism over his own World War II past, died Monday aged 87, his publishers said.

Review: 'Ant-Man #4' feels down to earth and like 'Miami Vice'

Scott Lang aka Ant-Man has no choice other than to employ the help of former villains to find the where his daughter, Cassie, has been kidnapped.

Shakespeare may have penned 'Double Falsehood' after all

A play published in 1728, allegedly wtitten by Lewis Theobald, called "Double Falsehood," has had scholars debating whether the "bard," William Shapespeare actually wrote it. New studies on the play do point to Shakespeare as the author.

Review: The world’s greatest horse/acrobat show blesses T.O. once again Special

How often can you say that a live theatrical show has utterly convinced you that you’ve travelled through time and space? Cavalia’s extravaganza “Odysseo” really is that kind of show. It’s almost like a dream, or an out-of-body experience.

Play about slain pro-Palestine activist returns to NY stage

A play about American activist Rachel Corrie, who was crushed to death by an Israeli bulldozer in Gaza, is winning quiet acceptance in New York, where uproar postponed its debut a decade ago.

A big 'OOPS' — Quote on Maya Angelou stamp isn't hers

The U.S. Postal Service might be red-in-the-face over the newly released limited edition Maya Angelou Forever stamp, but they are defending their choice of the quote used on the stamp, even though it belongs to someone else.

Bosnian born of wartime rape in quest for his parents

Alen Muhic, abandoned at birth by his Muslim mother who was raped by a Serb soldier during the Bosnian war of the 1990s, went on a quest two decades later to find his biological parents.

Review: 'Guardians Team-Up #4' sisterly feel between Gamora & She-Hulk

The latest issue of Marvel Comics' "Guardians Team-Up" has Gamora teaming up with the likes of She-Hulk as they help each other out.

Owner of valuable Banksy painting duped into selling it for $175

Rabie Darduna, a father of six who lives in the Gaza Strip, was purposely duped into selling his million dollar painting by UK graffiti artist Banksy for $175. Banksy's works of art have sold for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Review: When I'm 64 triumphant for rookie Canadian playwright Special

Motivated to create more roles for elderly women, rookie Canadian playwright Steve Hill has crafted a winner populated by six believable characters.

Polunin soars to Hozier's multi-viral video, 'Take Me to Church'

Ukrainian's international prince of dance, Sergei Polunin, performed a mesmerizing interpretation to Hozier's 2015 Grammy-nominated, "Take Me to Church." Filmed by the famous and daring photographer David LaChapelle, it is going viral.

Review: ‘Daisy Theatre’ brings its irreverent puppetry back to T.O. Special

Puppetry ain’t kids’ stuff these days, and nobody in Canada knows this more than Ronnie Burkett. If you thought “Avenue Q” was edgy, just wait until you experience the dark hilarity of “The Daisy Theatre”, which returned to Toronto this week.

Review: 'Guardians Team-Up #3' confusing unless you read X-Men crossover

Ronan the Accuser pays the price for disobeying the Kree's Supreme Intelligence to save Hala in the latest issue of "Guardians Team-Up."

Indian mission digitizes 3 million ancient manuscripts

India's National Mission for Manuscripts (NMM) has digitized over 3 million ancient manuscripts and 18.5 million pages in the 12 years since its inception.

Review: 'Star Wars — Princess Leia #2' shows that Leia has the 'chops'

Princess Leia shows that she is not a pushover in the Marvel Comics' "Star Wars: Princess Leia #2." The journey slowly gets interesting as Leia is in a race against time.

Statue of Buddha's death discovered in Pakistan

Archaeologists in Pakistan have unearthed the largest statue ever found at the site of Takshashila, the ancient university, depicting the the death of Buddha.

The enduring literary legacy of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, who died in 1616 and whose apparent remains were identified Tuesday, is considered the father of the modern novel, with his "Don Quixote" often listed as one of the world's greatest works of fiction.

Swedish cartoonist draws Prophet Muhammad as a dog, wins award

Cartoonist, Lars Vilks, drew Prophet Muhammad as a dog in 2007, causing Denmark to become the terrorists' map of "preferred targets." Becoming fearful for his life, he lives under heavy guard in Sweden. For this, he has won a prize for courage.

Review: 'Ms. Marvel #13' is loaded with many interesting surprises

Kamala Khan, the new Ms. Marvel, struggles with juggling her superhero and personal lives. She ultimately learns that there are powerful malignant Inhumans waiting to strike.

Author Terry Pratchett dead at 66

British fantasy author Terry Pratchett, famed for his Discworld novels, has died aged 66, following a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

Dreaming big for little people Special

Shona Hammond Boys has been instrumental in popularising the concept of children’s Art Houses across the globe. Now a “viral movement on a roll," the official website has received over 4,000,000 visits.

Review: 'Star Wars — Princess Leia #1' is all about the 'girl power'

Leia learns how to be more than just a mere "symbol" for the Rebellion when she joins a new heroine, Evaan, on a journey to locate the surviving citizens of Alderaan. Her story takes place after "Star Wars: A New Hope."

Review: ʻFawlty Towers’ tribute debuts in Toronto; don’t mention the food Special

Nearly forty years after the show’s debut, it’s unlikely we’ll ever get a third series of “Fawlty Towers”. But if you’re desperate for a substitute, along with a meal, you could do worse than “Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience”.

Stolen 1911 Picasso seized in NY by Homeland Security

Stolen some 10 years ago, Picasso's $2.5M century-old cubist painting, "La Coiffeuse," has been seized by the U.S. Homeland Security. It was found in a New York mail room wearing a $37 Fed Ex shipping label.

Maya Angelou honored with forever stamp by U.S. Postal Service

The U.S. Postal Service announced on Monday that beloved poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou will be honored with a Forever Stamp. The details of the design and release date will be given out at a later date, according to the USPS.

Exhibit on Buddhist art from Myanmar opens in Asia Society

The Asia Society will be displaying a series of sacred art pieces from Myanmar, for the first time ever on American soil. The exhibit titled "Buddhist Art of Myanmar" began on February 10 and will end on May 10.