| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:55 AM
If you ever have occasion to travel to Columbus, Ohio, be sure to check-out a fabulous attraction.
This summer, a visit with family took us to the Buckeye State for a long weekend.
We spent a day at the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium, a pretty amazing...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 5:07 AM
My nine year old son came home one day: "Can we go on YouTube and watch 'Dumb Ways To Die'? My friend was singing it at school!"
I had no idea what he was talking about...and whether or not this oddly-named video was remotely appropriate for kids to...
| Mar 12, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2010, about 88% of their rural population was at poverty level after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck. Hundreds of thousands were killed and, as a result of the tragedy, people from all over the...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 4:20 AM
Ben started bringing home "Big Nate" books from the library...literally reading them for hours...enamored with this funny boy who racks-up detentions and gets himself into silly scrapes.
We read together...and then I asked Ben: "Where is Nate's mom?" ...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 7:06 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot - which studies social data and box office trends - analyzes this weekend's new...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 9:34 AM
Each week Variety publishes ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) - Film, a measurement of fan engagement across all the major digital platforms as it relates to film (see the TV version here). Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR - Film measures...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Provided by ListenFirst Media, DAR - TV measures what entertainment content is resonating most across Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube and Wikipedia combined. For more on the methodology behind DAR - TV, scroll to the bottom of the article....
| Dec 12, 2014
Ludwig Wittgenstein famously used the "duck-rabbit," a reversible image that can be seen as either a duck or a rabbit, to illustrate different ways of seeing. Ali Smith's sixth novel, "How to be both," shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize earlier this...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:20 AM
WASHINGTON Since Kirby Wilbur quit as chairman of the Washington state Republican Party last year, he's held a job that would seem a tricky balance: training objective journalists at an overtly partisan organization.
Wilbur is executive director of the...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 3:16 PM
The familiar cliche is that Chicago's international reputation rests primarily on three features: roaring '20s gangsters typified by Al Capone, machine politics and Michael Jordan. But were there any justice to the world, it really should be famous as the...