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  • Turning on to the idea that TV is good for you

    Turning on to the idea that TV is good for you
    I've missed a few episodes of "Breaking Bad." All of them, to be precise. I haven't caught much (any) of "Scandal," "Orange Is the New Black" or "The Good Wife." I love TV — the dialogue, the narratives, the way characters and their conflicts...
  • Heroes of Detroit, America's great comeback city

    Heroes of Detroit, America's great comeback city
    When Detroit filed for bankruptcy in July, people wondered whether the once-great city could make a comeback. Looking at the blight, the shrunken population and the diminished public services, the picture looked grim. Detroit was an ailing, dying city....
  • Fox News Channel posted fake 'rants' promoting network, book claims

    Fox News Channel posted fake 'rants' promoting network, book claims
    Fox News Channel has led the cable news ratings for years. But now a new book claims the network invented many of its most ardent online fans. PR staffers for Fox News — home of Bill O'Reilly and other combative talk hosts — set up bogus...
  • Twitter taps NBC's Vivian Schiller as head of news partnerships

    Twitter taps NBC's Vivian Schiller as head of news partnerships
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Twitter’s relationship with the news industry is already -- shall we say -- a feather in its cap. Now it has hired Vivian Schiller to a newly created position as head of news partnerships. Schiller, a veteran of NPR and the New...
  • Twitter prices IPO below expectations, moves date to Nov. 6

    Twitter prices IPO below expectations, moves date to Nov. 6
    SAN FRANCISCO — Twitter has set the price range of its hotly anticipated initial public offering between $17 and $20 a share, with hopes of raising as much as $1.4 billion. At $20 a share, Twitter would be valued at about $11 billion. That...
  • 'Bad Grandpa' to take down 'Gravity'; Twitter hires Vivian Schiller

    'Bad Grandpa' to take down 'Gravity'; Twitter hires Vivian Schiller
    After the coffee. Before riding a shopping cart to work.  The Skinny: "Ender's Game" looks like it's pulling in some decent early reviews. Hope it's good; the novel is still a favorite of mine. Today's stories include a look at the weekend box office,...
  • Arcade Fire's release-day gig: It's outside Capitol Records building

    Arcade Fire's release-day gig: It's outside Capitol Records building
    In case you’ve been lost at sea and starved of Instagram, Twitter and potable drinking water for the last six months, the Arcade Fire have a new album out Tuesday called "Reflektor." A few years in the making and mostly produced by the band with...
  • Hal Needham dies at 82; legendary Hollywood stuntman turned director

    Hal Needham dies at 82; legendary Hollywood stuntman turned director
    Stuntman and director Hal Needham spoke with a down-home twang but was as Hollywood as air kisses and car chases — and had the scars to prove it. In a career that spanned hundreds of TV episodes and feature films, he tumbled down cliffs, leaped...
  • New Fusion network targets young English-speaking Hispanics

    New Fusion network targets young English-speaking Hispanics
    Broadcast giants ABC and Univision came together Monday to launch Fusion, a South Florida-based news and entertainment cable network aimed at young English-speaking Hispanics and their friends. Based out of a new 150,000-square-foot studio in the...
  • Doctors urge parents to limit kids' screen time

    Doctors urge parents to limit kids' screen time
    When I asked my daughter recently how far along she was in her book, her response was "67 percent." Which reminded us just how much kids today are "digital natives" and how even old-school activities like reading now often take place on screens. But the...
  • Watch it live: 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards salute 4 brave women

    Watch it live: 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards salute 4 brave women
    Each year, four women in journalism are saluted for their guts and their tenacity by an organization created to spotlight such singular courage. The International Women's Media Foundation is holding a 2013 Courage in Journalism Awards ceremony tonight...