| Nov 8, 2013
| 2:54 AM
The annual Hess Truck hits stores today! This collectible is a no-fail holiday hit, year after year. Good luck finding one for your child!
Excerpts from a press release:
The 2013 Hess Toy Truck and Tractor can be...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 1:09 PM
I was interested to see this announcement due to the fact that I have two old cribs sitting in the attic! Now, through February 17th, Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores are hosting a "Great Trade-In" where parents can exchange their out-of-date cribs and...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Toys R Us is recalling these remote-controlled helicopters.
According to the press release from the CPSC:
The rechargeable battery inside the helicopters can overheat, posing fire and burn hazards to consumers or nearby items. This recall involves...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:26 AM
Two Central Florida fathers with backgrounds in engineering and online games are developing a toy to teach math and science skills.
Jeremy Scheinberg of Winter Park and Chris Harden of Apopka are both 39 and both have young kids. After participating...
| May 2, 2014
In the multicolored pop-art assemblages of sculptor Ed Stevens, themes of gay acceptance, sexuality and private turmoil take the form of plastic Army soldiers from his childhood. Hand-painted in the colors of the rainbow, dozens of the miniature figurines...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 3:59 PM
After stints teaching football from Elk Grove all the way to London, New Trier grad Brian Doll is returning to his alma mater to lead the Trevians' football program.
Doll, who spent nine years on the New Trier football staff before taking the reigns...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Q: Our 13-year-old indoor/outdoor cat is very affectionate, yet for seemingly no reason sometimes circles our feet and legs, sounds and looks aggressive, then bites us savagely. How do we address this? -- S.R., Atlanta, GA
A: If the behavior is new,...
| Mar 27, 2014
Letters to the editor from Niles and Evanston.
The influence of dolls
This is in response to "Barbie, Lammily and body images" (Perspective, March 13), by Virginia Postrel, a Bloomberg View columnist and the author of "The Power of Glamour."
| May 19, 2014
| 2:09 PM
The teammates behind the “pop-up beer garden” concept known as ColLAboration are reuniting for a new event that will feature beer from 20 breweries, food from 20 restaurants and a full-length live L.A. Derby Dolls roller-derby bout....
| Mar 23, 2014
| 6:35 PM
Some girls choose soccer or cheerleading. Ivy Wolk chose roller derby.
"This is it, this is for me," the petite, wide-eyed 9-year-old said to her mom the first time she saw the Los Angeles Derby Dolls hit the track, and one another, two years ago....
| May 6, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Hollywood can be a beast for anyone looking to establish a business.
Movies and TV shows frequently fail. Financing can dry up instantly. And the outsized egos and conflicting agendas of insecure executives can drive anyone mad. So the long odds overcome...