A seminal moment of Spider-Man history, sketched on a single page of a Marvel comic, just became the most expensive page from a comic book ever sold at auction.
The page, which depicts Spider-Man’s first time donning the infamous all-black suit, fetched $3.36 million at auction earlier this week, becoming the “world’s most valuable page of original comic book artwork,” according to Heritage Auctions.
Arooj Aftab would perform at Coachella, one of the world’s biggest music festivals.
The “Mohabbat” singer took to Instagram to share a screenshot of the Coachella lineup to break the news.
This is far from being Arooj’s first international recognition; she is also nominated in the Best New Artist category at the upcoming Grammy Awards.
Always meta in its nods to the genre’s quirks, the latest “Scream” is so self-referential as to risk swallowing its own tail. Yet this quarter-century-later “requel” (a term specifically explained in the movie) turns out to be a great deal of fun, cleverly wedding familiar faces with new stars in what isn’t exactly a remake or reboot but rather plays like a refresh.
Half the battle was won, in hindsight, during the casting, tapping Melissa Barrera (“In the Heights”), Jenna Ortega (“Stuck in the Middle”) and Jack Quaid (“The Boys”) for key roles among the younger contingent, while bringing back Neve Campbell, Courteney Cox and David Arquette in their original roles.
The trick comes in replicating elements of the original by the late director Wes Craven (to whom the movie’s dedicated) and writer Kevin Williamson — a horror flick that actually runs down the rules for surviving a horror flick, then watches the characters break them anyway — updating that by overlaying the new on the old.
All that’s achieved, fairly impressively, while simultaneously lampooning the original, its three sequels and that 25-year relationship with the audience, but still treating it with a level of every-detail-counts earnestness generally reserved for movies with superheroes or spaceships. Plus, there are plenty of references to recent horror movies, their varying levels of ambition and where “Scream” fits in.
An 11-year-old snow leopard named Rilu was one of 5 big cats at the Miller Park Zoo in Bloomington that tested positive for COVID-19 in December 2021. Rilu died of COVID-19-related pneumonia.
3 other snow leopards died from COVID-19 complications at a Nebraska zoo in November. Two Sumatran tigers also tested positive at the same zoo, but reportedly recovered.
The Cornell Feline Health Center says it’s possible for humans to infect cats. The center recommends that feline caretakers who are diagnosed with COVID-19 quarantine and avoid contact with the cats.
Magawa, the “hero rat” whose work sniffing out landmines in Cambodia won him a medal for life-saving bravery, has died at the age of 8. The African giant pouched rat found more than 100 landmines and other explosives during his service, according to APOPO, the mine-clearing non-governmental organization that trained him.
His work saw him win a gold medal from the British veterinary charity the People’s Dispensary for Sick Animals in 2020. African giant pouched rats are intelligent and easy to train. Magawa began training from a young age.
Remains of a 10m-long sea predator, called an ichthyosaur, has been found in a reservoir in Rutland, England.
It was found during landscaping work, when a worker spotted something odd poking out of the mud and is the largest discovery of its kind in the UK.
Compiled by SG