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  • New releases: Divorce hits a child hard in 'What Maisie Knew'

    What Maisie Knew Millennium, $28.99; Blu-ray, $29.99 Available on VOD beginning Aug. 13 It's tough enough to have a normal childhood in the cramped bustle of the big city, but even harder when being shuttled back and forth between two parents who...
  • Drawing insight into Google's Doodles

    Drawing insight into Google's Doodles
    SAN FRANCISCO — Google.com is the most visited online front door in the United States. According to Alexa, a longtime Internet statistics firm, it is also the second most visited home page in the world behind Facebook.com; roughly 40 percent of...
  • YouTube launches subscription service with 'Sesame Street,' UFC

    YouTube unveiled its much-anticipated subscription service Thursday with such recognizable entertainment brands as "Sesame Street," "Jim Henson Family TV" and the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The Internet's dominant online video site, whose content...
  • Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland -- A Disney throw down

    Walt Disney World vs. Disneyland -- A Disney throw down
    Which U.S. Disney park reigns supreme? Loyal Walt Disney World fans balk at the idea of deigning to visit the, in their minds, inferior Disneyland. Meanwhile those loyal to the original Disney park may visit Florida's Disney World for its additional...
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
  • Remembering Jim Henson

    Remembering Jim Henson
    When my last semester in college rolled around, I had finished all my requirements except for a science class. After quickly filling that with a general environmental science class, I embarked on a mission to find three classes with the perfect mix of...
  • 'Sesame Street' veteran heads 'Jitney' cast at MSU

    'Sesame Street' veteran heads 'Jitney' cast at MSU
    August Wilson's "Jitney," set in 1977, focuses on a poor urban neighborhood where "urban renewal" just means demolition and neglect. The plot revolves around a company of unlicensed cabs trying to maintain service for an African-American community ignored...
  • Broadway in Chicago gets 'Stuffed and Unstrung' plus Cathy Rigby, flying again

    Broadway in Chicago gets 'Stuffed and Unstrung' plus Cathy Rigby, flying again
    An adult-oriented puppet show called "Stuffed and Unstrung" is headed this June to the Bank of America Theatre, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday. Produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative, the show uses the talents of the famed Jim...
  • Puppets behaving badly in 'Stuffed and Unstrung'

    Puppets behaving badly in 'Stuffed and Unstrung'
    You'd think that in the presence of puppets — near Muppets, really — associated with the legendary creator of Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, audiences would behave themselves, if only in deference to their innocent childhoods. You'd think....
  • Chick-fil-A: Palin, Conan and D.C. mayor's #hatechicken tweet

    Chick-fil-A: Palin, Conan and D.C. mayor's #hatechicken tweet
    More than a week after igniting a national debate about gay marriage and corporate America’s role in the discussion, Chick-fil-A still has taste-makers taking sides, with a visit from Sarah Palin, tweets from the mayor of Washington D.C., a spot...
  • Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog

    Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog
    Strike another city from Chick-fil-A’s fan club as a Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America. Proco “...