| 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 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...
| 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"...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 4:45 PM
From filmmakers John Sullivan and Dinesh D'Souza — makers of "2016: Obama's America," the No. 2 grossing political documentary ever, as D'Souza will remind you — comes the equally polemical documentary "America."
Its subtitle, "Imagine the...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 7:35 AM
After the coffee. Before trying to get my cat into show biz.
The Skinny: I admit I was surprised and initially less than thrilled with the ending of "Fargo" (no spoilers, don't worry). But now that I have slept on it, I am at peace with the creative...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Like so many classic works, from "War and Peace" to "Great Expectations," "Sesame Street" is now getting an abridged version.
PBS and Sesame Workshop announced Wednesday it will be adding a shortened, 30-minute version of the long-running educational...