| 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-...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 8:14 PM
Artist Pablo Machioli hangs out in the belly of the letter "B."
Kyle Miller likes to linger in "U," a letter he helped shape from steel and pine.
And bus driver Kaliha Taylor waits for her shift to begin while perched on the lower curve of "S."...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's been well over a decade since Anthony Bourdain, former executive chef of Manhattan's Les Halles and author of bestselling memoir "Kitchen Confidential," became a TV star. With his Travel Channel series "No Reservations" and "The Layover," Food...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 12:43 PM
By Laila Kearney
NEW YORK, July 29 (Reuters) - Elmo and Cookie Monster have
long delighted young viewers on TV's "Sesame Street," but the
recent antics of New York street performers dressed as the
beloved characters have drawn the ire of city officials...
| 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 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...