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How an American Basketball Player Became a Star in Australian Rules Football

MELBOURNE, Australia — As Mason Cox sprinted toward the football, one thought ran through his mind: attack it. He leapt up onto the back of the defender in front of him, using him as a stepladder to bring himself closer to the dropping ball. He timed his leap to perfection, turning his 6-foot-11 body into…

Serena Williams Cartoon, Called Racist, Gets New Life on Paper’s Front Page

SYDNEY, Australia — An Australian newspaper has defended its decision to publish a provocative cartoon of the tennis star Serena Williams, using the image again — this time on its front page — and railing against “politically correct” critics who deemed the drawing racist. The headline “Welcome to PC World” — accompanied by caricatures of…

Serena Williams Cartoon ‘Not About Race,’ Artist Says. Experts Strongly Disagree.

“Thomas Nast, Winsor McCay, Will Eisner, R. Crumb all used blackface imagery; Dr. Seuss did viciously racist anti-Japanese cartoons during World War II, and on and on,” Mr. Berlatsky said. “Using exaggerated racist imagery for comic effect is one of the most characteristic moves of the comic medium.” It is hard to believe, he said,…