| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:23 AM
GLASTONBURY — The same fevered imagination brought the world a blue gingham inflatable ice-holding tray for outdoor picnics, obnoxious magnetic bumper stickers and an oversized ceramic mug shaped like a toilet.
"Our toilet mug, I think, it defines...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:38 PM
Four Maryland employees made about $255,000 in improper purchases — including guitars, plane tickets and toy soldiers — with state credit cards intended for business spending, a state audit of the program found.
The audit concluded that...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 8:25 PM
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday honored the Burbank couple who saved — with a box-spring and some quick thinking — a 3-year-old boy who plunged out of a third-story window in Burbank last month.
On the afternoon of Sunday, March 16,...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 8:22 AM
The Burbank City Council on Tuesday honored a Burbank couple who saved a 3-year-old boy — using a box spring and some quick thinking — when he plunged out a third-story window last month.
Jennifer and Konrad Lightner were moving out of their...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry.
The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
"None of the Above" and "The Numbers Game" (National Geographic Channel, Mondays). A brace of stunt-science shows -- edutainment is the word. And is actually a word. (First known use: 1973.) Like the network's "Brain Games" and "Duck Quacks Don't Echo,"...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 1:00 PM
By 1991, Mike Kelley had emerged as a crucial artist in Los Angeles, at the head of a pack that had pushed into prominence in the previous decade.
His riveting sculptures reassembled from ratty stuffed animals, crocheted dolls and other tattered...
| 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."
| 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....
| Mar 6, 2014
| 5:08 AM
The suburban Chicago family stole with startling efficiency from toy stores, booksellers and coffee shops from Maryland to Texas, its matriarch often dressed in a bulky black dress outfitted with compartments for stuffing large merchandise, federal...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 9:48 AM
In an effort to be trendy and to tap into a market that appears ripe for the picking, toy companies are newly trying to attract a female audience to building toys, blocks and gears that can be put together to make buildings and inventions. Ostensibly, the...