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  • Move is a real scream for Berwyn collectibles shop Horrorbles

    Move is a real scream for Berwyn collectibles shop Horrorbles
    You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
  • Still a dangerous attraction

    Still a dangerous attraction
    Last summer Kelly Bruski went to the store with her sons to buy a birthday gift for her boyfriend. When the boys, now 6 and 9, chose a magnet desk toy called Buckyballs, "I saw they were really picking out a gift for themselves," said Bruski, a sales...
  • Black and white

    Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls...
  • 'Pretty Little Liars' season premiere recap: 'A is for A-L-I-V-E'

    Previously on "Pretty Little Liars," Toby died, Detective Wilden got hit by a car (driven by Hanna’s mom) we found out Toby didn’t die, the girls got trapped in a lodge fire, Alison saved the girls from the fire in the lodge, Officer Wilden&...
  • Products that prevent summer brain drain

    Products that prevent summer brain drain
    For kids, summer means three months off from reading, writing and arithmetic. But during that break, growing minds can lose educational skills acquired during the school year, according to the National Summer Learning Association. “When you’...
  • Men allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from Burbank Toys R Us

    Three men were arrested after allegedly stealing thousands of dollars worth of Pokemon and Yu-Gi-Oh! trading cards from the Toys R Us in Burbank, police said. The men – David Lundari, 20, Vincenzo Francese, 21, and Seth Marion, 52 –...
  • Listen to John Mayer's new single, 'Paper Doll'

    Listen to John Mayer's new single, 'Paper Doll'
    John Mayer made a lot of noise about moving beyond his tabloid-victim past with last year's revealing, stripped-down "Born and Raised." But if the singer-songwriter learned any lessons about the dangers of kissing and telling, you wouldn't know it...
  • 'Mine' at the Gift Theatre ★★★½

    'Mine' at the Gift Theatre ★★★½
    "Mine," the very arresting and intensely personal new play by Laura Marks at the Gift Theatre, begins with a young woman having a baby at home and takes place entirely during the next few weeks of that newborn's life. If you look back at that title for...
  • Sweets shop saves the day

    Sweets shop saves the day
    When Newport Beach children's store Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat closed in March, about $200 worth of gift certificates still in the hands of elementary school students seemed suddenly worthless. For years, the beloved local toy store had sponsored the...
  • Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner

    Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll a repeat winner
    A favorite won the second Breeders' Cup race in a row as Groupie Doll was a repeat winner of the $1-million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita. The 5-year-old mare took the lead on the far turn, extended it to two lengths entering the...
  • Comic Images to debut new Star Wars Plushes and Back Buddies at SDCC

    Comic Images to debut new Star Wars Plushes and Back Buddies at SDCC
    Now begins the annual flurry of press releases that I'll be getting in advance of the upcoming San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC). With each news item, I'll be feeling twinges of regret for not being able to attend this year. (Cue the sad trombone.) I'll be...