| Feb 4, 2014
| 3:07 PM
Poor Benedict Cumberbatch. Just because he plays brilliant detective Sherlock Holmes on TV, everyone expects him to be some kind of genius, when the truth is he struggles to comprehend basic arithmetic.
OK, not really, but that's the joke that the...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"Wallykazam!," you might have guessed from the title, is a show for young people. Premiering Monday afternoon on Nickelodeon, it is a preschool, literacy-based cartoon that essentially takes a "Sesame Street" sound-of-this-letter blackout and works it...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:32 PM
Internet, your favorite a cappella group has teamed up with your favorite children's show for an excellent educational video. "The Sing-Off" winners Pentatonix recently visited "Sesame Street," and you can watch their appearance here....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Joseph Gordon-Levitt likes when buttons are being pushed.
The actor — decked out in a black suit and tie, with a petite red circle pin on his lapel — had taken the stage at the historic Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles last summer...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 3:02 PM
The Blackhawks are growing up.
They've won the Stanley Cup twice in four seasons, they're again one of the NHL's elite teams--and a handful have become first-time dads recently.
Patrick Sharp and Marian Hossa each welcomed their second children...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:30 PM
"Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for top honors at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, beating front-runner "American Hustle" and throwing open one of the tightest Oscar races in years.
"Gravity" producers Alfonso Cuarón and...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 11:05 AM
Someday, Clark the Cub, the Jar Jar Binks of the North Side, the Anne Hathaway of Wrigleyville, the Berenstain Bear of Major League Baseball, will make an ideal Chicago Cubs mascot. Someday. Possibly sooner than we think.
When that day arrives, Clark...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 4:31 PM
WASHINGTON — Debo Adegbile, President Obama's nominee to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, attributes much of his success as an attorney to a nine-year stint as a child actor on "Sesame Street" in the 1970s.
The unusual resume...
| Dec 2, 2013
Holidays in Chicago are synonymous with the Joffrey Ballet's lavish production of "The Nutcracker," the classic ballet adapted in 1987 by Robert Joffrey from E.T.A. Hoffmann's "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" and set to the traditional Tchaikovsky...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
One of the highlights of the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was definitely "Late Night" host Jimmy Fallon and his band, The Roots, performing with the "Sesame Street" Muppets....
| Nov 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The folks at "Sesame Street" have cast their parody sights on a new target -- "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
In their version, entitled "The Hungry Games: Catching Fur," Cookie Monster takes the starring role as "Cookieness Evereat" in a...