| Nov 12, 2013
| 7:33 AM
More than two weeks before the big shopping day, Walmart, Target, Best Buy and others have released their Black Friday advertisements.
Among the highlights:
Walmart will begin its doorbuster deals at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28 --- otherwise...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 5:02 PM
If you know me, it's likely not for my level of dexterity.
Rewind to Wednesday, when I was tasked with stacking dominoes and Jenga tiles — fast.
The white 80-by-120-foot Fun Zone tent, which houses an assortment of games and a stage, was a...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:47 AM
The Yankee Candle flagship store in Williamsburg will host a fan appreciation event on Saturday, Aug. 10.
During the special event, shoppers will be invited to meet with the company CEO, work with associates to determine new scents, enjoy special...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms.
But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:16 PM
At last, after 4 1/2 seasons, AMC's "Breaking Bad" has become a true cultural phenomenon, just in time for its final eight episodes.
But just because fans will have only two more months in which to celebrate the scheming and plotting of meth maestro...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Video game sales fell to $443 milllion in July, representing a drop of 19% from the same time a year earlier, according to a newly released report from researcher the NPD Group.
Hardware sales declined a more precipitous 34% to $99 million in July, from...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 1:52 PM
I read recently that surveys of the Los Angeles-Orange County region show that almost a quarter of our adult population lacks a high school diploma.
While Orange County itself probably has a higher average of high school graduates, this means that there...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Over the last couple of weeks, a tiny monochromatic skyline has been growing in my kitchen.
Since opening Lego’s new “Architecture Studio,” my two daughters (who are 9 and 4) and I have been putting together, dismantling and...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Susan Menefee and Erin Brice stood near the front door of Relay Elementary School, blinking back tears as they waited for the first day of school to begin.
They weren't scared first-graders — or even the mothers of scared first-graders.
| Aug 29, 2013
I always say that when I was growing up I didn't play with enough blocks.
That is my usual excuse for not being able to assemble pretty much anything, including Legos.
But I am learning: from my son.
Part of being a good parent is playing with...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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