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  • Kids' cable channel Hub hopes 'SheZow' has magic touch on ratings

    Kids' cable channel Hub hopes 'SheZow' has magic touch on ratings
    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...
  • A lesson in raising up a handy young man

    A lesson in raising up a handy young man
    My husband is very handy around the house. It's one of the many reasons I married him besides his Dermot-Mulroney good looks. A woman can't lose if she marries a man who can fix things. If a toilet breaks, he knows how to fix it. He can hang drywall,...
  • Letter: Is it time to defederalize?

    I type this as my young sons negotiate over who gets Boba Fett for the big battle this evening. At stake is the survival of their respective rebel and imperial bases, which they have been building for months, under threat of mutual annihilation during a...
  • Hands-on with surgical robots

    Hands-on with surgical robots
    Eight students were given the task of placing small plastic rings on rubber spikes and turning a quarter from heads to tails — without using their hands. The sixth-grade robotics team from the Pegasus School, a private elementary school in...
  • The dreaded words: 'Mom, I need to talk to you about something'

    The dreaded words: 'Mom, I need to talk to you about something'
    My son said to me last night, with a very serious look on his face, "Mom, I need to talk to you about something important." I wondered what it could be. Lately, all the talk has been about his birthday, which is coming up, so I figured it had...
  • Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution

    Burb's Eye View: She's busy being part of the solution
    Most of the 20 raffle tickets that once stuffed the envelope were gone. Janet Diel scanned the tables for one last basket to try to win — there were dozens filled with toys, games, gift cards, food and wine. She settled on one and threw her...
  • Cellphone towers don't have to mimic Lego trees

    Cellphone towers don't have to mimic Lego trees
    Why are cellphone towers so utterly ugly? That wasn’t the most important issue that came up during a Times editorial board meeting this week with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, but it’s surely a question that most of us have pondered....
  • Review: The joy and perseverance of 'Life According to Sam'

    Review: The joy and perseverance of 'Life According to Sam'
    Sam Berns is an ultra-likable, high-achieving Massachusetts teen who waxes philosophical in "Life According to Sam" — and builds his own Lego universe. A bright kid with an old soul, he's one of about 250 children worldwide who were born with...
  • Newspaper candidate endorsements: The Ted Cruz conundrum

    Newspaper candidate endorsements: The Ted Cruz conundrum
    Back when the Houston Chronicle endorsed GOP candidate Ted Cruz to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate, it largely expressed admiration for his Democratic opponent, whom it seems not to have supported mainly on the grounds that he didn’t have a lot...
  • Learning Matters: STEMs from a robotics competition

    Learning Matters: STEMs from a robotics competition
    The event was just a practice-round Lego robotics competition for elementary and middle school students, held at Roosevelt Middle School as a way to introduce new teams to how such competitions work. Nonetheless it was a model of how schools can...
  • A balloon ride into near-space, price tag $75,000

    A balloon ride into near-space, price tag $75,000
    A Lego man has done it. A Hello Kitty toy has done it. And now a company called World View wants actual human beings to do it too.  What's "it"? Taking a helium balloon to near space, of course!  In as little as four years you may be able to ride...