| Sep 29, 2014
| 3:16 PM
Cereal makers have long designed eye-catching boxes to lure children to supermarket breakfast aisles.
Now, grocers and produce companies are turning to Big Bird and other "Sesame Street" characters in an effort to make fruits and vegetables just as...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:20 AM
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominees for the 41st annual Daytime Emmy Awards on Thursday, with perennial favorites "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," "Sesame Street" and "The Young and the Restless" racking up multiple nods....
| May 27, 2014
| 12:30 PM
"The Good Wife," "Breaking Bad," "Game of Thrones" and "True Detective" are among the series landing multiple nominations in this year's Television Critics Assn. Awards derby.
Netflix's "Orange is the New Black" joins that trio in the org's program of...
| May 19, 2014
They are beloved by children and adults alike, symbols of global culture and performance. Puppets. And, a local gallery filled with these elaborate figures is experiencing a renaissance, like the art form itself. "The Ballard Institute and Museum of...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:19 PM
In previous shows since remaking its central domed theater, the Adler Planetarium has taken visitors into deep space, back to the celestial basics, and deep into the kind of awe the cosmos can inspire.
This time around, for the new theatrical...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
This is one birthday cake guaranteed to please.
It's huge, shaped like a zebra, complete with the distinctive stripes. Only this cake was made to please a lion cub rather than a human child so it was fashioned from raw meat.
Welcome to the state-of-the-...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 12:19 PM
John Oliver spent the second half of his show on Sunday discussing the woeful state of America's prisons, which have seen a ballooning population even while states are moving to privatize them to save money.
How bad has the incarceration problem...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 12:28 PM
There's only one person on the other end of the phone but I'm hearing multiple voices.
There's Abby Cadabby, the plucky fairy from "Sesame Street."
There's Lolly, a candy-loving 4-year-old.
And then there's Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, the actress-...
| Jul 4, 2014
Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:55 PM
Is "Pancake Mountain" finally ready for its close-up? After a decade as an intermittent, now-you-see-it, now-you-don't cult item, the alt-rock guerrilla kids' dance party, forged in the crucible of Washington, D.C., cable-access television and spread like...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The members of One Direction have been churning out pop hits since they came together after competing on "The X-Factor," but their latest musical endeavor involves a much simpler tune.
In advance of the group's upcoming appearance in "Sesame Street's"...