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  • Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
  • Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video

    Beastie Boys break silence, fight for their rights over 'Girls' video
    The Beastie Boys are fighting for their right to protect their music from being used in advertising. The Beastie Boys issued an open letter Monday morning accusing GoldieBlox of crossing that line when the toy company put a female-empowerment twist on...
  • Beastie Boys embroiled in fight over parody ad utilizing 'Girls'

    Beastie Boys embroiled in fight over parody ad utilizing 'Girls'
    The Beastie Boys today clarified their stance in their dispute with Bay Area toy-maker GoldieBlox, a company that's used the act's 1986 party-goof "Girls" in an advertisement for its engineering-minded toys. The surviving members of the Beastie Boys are...
  • Toy maker pulls Beastie Boys ad, says 'we don't want to fight'

    Toy maker pulls Beastie Boys ad, says 'we don't want to fight'
    Bay Area toy maker GoldieBlox said Wednesday that its intention is to be "friends" with the Beastie Boys and that it meant no harm in creating a parody version of the act's mid-'80s hit "Girls" for an online commercial. The music has been pulled from...
  • Toy Company Drops Beastie Boys Parody Song From Online Video

    The toy company GoldieBlox has pulled its version of the Beastie Boys song "Girls" from an an online video that became a viral hit, and has said it also may drop a lawsuit that sought a judgment that the parody of the music was fair use. GoldieBlox...
  • Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'

    Joffrey Ballet dancers talk 'The Nutcracker'
    Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...
  • For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

    For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving
    Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out. No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller...
  • No Thanksgiving dinner: Shoppers hit Toys R Us and Best Buy

    No Thanksgiving dinner: Shoppers hit Toys R Us and Best Buy
    In the early evening, in the thick of Thanksgiving dinnertime, another round of retailers opened their doors to deal-hunting shoppers. Toys R Us began welcoming customers at 5 p.m. At the store in Bell Gardens, Cathleen Leal, 35, had been waiting...
  • Fire department collecting toys for Spark of Love

    The Laguna Beach Fire Department and other fire agencies in Southern California are partaking in the annual Spark of Love toy drive event. The campaign is celebrating its 20th year of collecting and distributing toys and sports equipment to less-...
  • In Theory: Should schools be a party to religious charities?

    Two schools have decided to pull out of a charity toy drive after being challenged by the American Humanist Assn. over separation of church and state issues. East Point Academy in West Columbia, S.C., and SkyView Academy in Highlands Ranch, Colo., have...
  • Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday

    Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday
    Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...