Associated Press Published 11:57 AM EST Feb 19, 2019 NEW YORK — The tragic, but inspiring story of a young Haitian orphan led Mitch Albom to write his first nonfiction book in over a decade. Harper announced Tuesday that Albom's "Chika" comes out in November. The title refers to a girl born days before the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. The child was transferred to an orphanage Albom runs in Port Au Prince. More on freep.com: Chika's story: A fight to cure the incurable Mitch Albom: Anniversary of child's death is a haunting thing to mark Albom and his wife, Janine, eventually brought Chika to their home in Detroit after she was diagnosed at age 5 with a brain tumor. The book tells of their two-year journey to find treatment before Chika died in 2017, at age 7. Albom is known for best-sellers such as the nonfiction "Tuesdays With Morrie" and the novel "For One More Day." He calls "Chika" his "hardest yet most important book." "We learned so much from Chika's journey with us, the … [Read more...] about New Mitch Albom book, ‘Chika,’ coming in November
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Celebrities, fans and fashion designers from around the world are mourning the loss of Karl Lagerfeld. It was announced on Tuesday morning that the legendary icon and Chanel designer passed away at the age of 85 after being rushed to the hospital in Paris. A representative of Chanel confirmed the sad news to ET Online.“It is with deep sadness that the House of Chanel announces the passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the Creative Director for the Chanel Fashion House since 1983," they said. "An extraordinary individual, Karl Lagerfeld, reinvented the brand’s codes created by Gabrielle Chanel.” View this post on InstagramThe House of KARL LAGERFELD shares, with deep emotion and sadness, the passing of its creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, on February 19, 2019, in Paris, France. He was one of the most influential and celebrated designers of the 21st century and an iconic, universal symbol of style. Driven by a phenomenal sense of creativity, Karl was … [Read more...] about Tributes pour in for Karl Lagerfeld, who died at age 85 on Tuesday
Comic book legend Stan Lee died Monday at 95.Lee, who was born Stanley Martin Leiber in 1922, started in the comic book business in 1939 and became an editor at what would eventually turn into Marvel Comics at 19. He created or co-created several iconic superheroes including Spider-Man, Black Panther, The Fantastic Four, Iron Man, The X-Men, Daredevil, The Incredible Hulk and several others. Colorado Springs News Denver Comic Con 2016 Panel Roundup - Stan Lee, Negan speaks and much more Terry Terrones By helping to build complex, flawed characters, Lee had an enormous impact not just on the development of Marvel's roster but on the comic book industry as a whole. Considering Stan Lee's influence and to honor him we're reflecting on his most iconic creations. Spider-Man was the first comic book character I dove into as a kid, so I always associate Lee with Peter Parker. But what say you? Who is your favorite Marvel character?Have your voice heard by answering … [Read more...] about Poll: Who is your favorite Marvel character by Stan Lee, the comic book legend who died Monday?
Lindsey Bahr, Ap Film Writer Updated 11:19 am PST, Monday, November 12, 2018 Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died. He was 95. Photo: Lionel Hahn, TNS Comic book icon Stan Lee, headlining the second Alamo City Comic-Con in 2014, speaks to a packed house Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lila Cockrell Theater. At left is local TV personality Alanna Sarabia, who introduced Lee. less Comic book icon Stan Lee, headlining the second Alamo City Comic-Con in 2014, speaks to a packed house Saturday, Sept. 27, at Lila Cockrell Theater. At left is local TV personality Alanna Sarabia, who ... more Photo: Edmond Ortiz / S.A. Express-News / Edmond Ortiz / S.A. Express-News Comic-book icon Stan Lee greets fans. Lee, 91, said comic … [Read more...] about Comic book genius Stan Lee, Spider-Man creator, dies at 95
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Lindsey Bahr Associated Press November 12, 2018 LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.Lee was declared dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to Kirk Schenck, an attorney for Lee’s daughter, J.C. Lee.As the top writer at Marvel Comics and later as its publisher, Lee was widely considered the architect of the contemporary comic book. He revived the industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy. Advertisement Millions responded to the unlikely mix of realistic fantasy, and many … [Read more...] about Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee dies at 95