| Dec 7, 2013
| 1:18 PM
We are officially in the mad dash toward Christmas Day.
To help you navigate the endless promotional materials and discount news, I will post a running list of deals every weekend through Christmas with help from the bargain hunters at crazytowndeals....
| May 3, 2013
| 3:52 PM
The arrest of Daniel Doyle of West Hartford Friday in Rhode Island on charges of embezzlement, forgery and other crimes left many in the area saddened and scratching their heads. For those who know him, this was hard to imagine.
Mr. Doyle coached...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:00 AM
"My Little Pony Equestria Girls," a new animated film, will have its world premiere at the Los Angeles Film Festival's Family Day festivities on June 15, organizers announced Tuesday.
The film revolves around Twilight Sparkle pursuing a thief who...
| May 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Television's latest animated superhero sports a purple skirt and cape, pink gloves and white go-go boots.
She is also a he.
Meet SheZow, the star of a cartoon debuting Saturday on the Hub, a kids' cable channel co-owned by cable programming giant...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Mattel Inc., the nation’s largest toy company, and Barbie, likely its best-known product, are heading into Christmas looking up.
The El Segundo-based company reported net income of $422.8 million, or $1.21 a share, for the third quarter, which...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:29 PM
Heading the 2013 list of best toys from FamilyFun magazine are creative play sets, toys with motion and plush toys. Those categories took the top honors in the magazine's annual Toy of the Year Awards.
"After reviewing more than 300 contenders, the 30...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Artist Gary Baseman has arrived at the Skirball Cultural Center with a brightly colored throw pillow under his arm and a determined look on his face.
After greeting security guards and the few visitors browsing his sprawling retrospective exhibition...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:43 AM
The Transformers filmmaking crew will return to Chicago next month, but the disruption may not be as significant or conspicuous as it was three summers ago, when Michigan Avenue was shut down and adorned with faux destruction.
A casting call for paid...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 8:04 AM
Hasbro Inc., the country’s largest toymaker behind Southern California’s Mattel Inc., suffered a 16% slump in second-quarter profit as its boys category struggled to recoup last summer’s strength.
During the period, which ended June...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Stan Lee is ready for his closeup. And if trends continue the way they are, there are going to be plenty more of them. At 91, the mastermind behind Marvel Comics -- and co-creator of properties like the Fantastic Four, Spider-Man and the Avengers,...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
The world is a child’s oyster, filled with unknown experiences and activities to explore. And with so many opportunities presented to a child, it’s difficult to know just what he or she will embrace.
Sports, gymnastics, music lessons and...