| Apr 19, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Soundgarden released a new song this week, the hard-rock veterans' first in 15 years. Soundgarden attached itself to super-hero vehicle "Marvel's The Avengers," and leader Chris Cornell said aligning with the likes of Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk...
| May 9, 2012
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
| Jan 3, 2012
PIERRE — The past three days, we’ve gone through 10 suggestions for improvements in South Dakota government for 2012. Today, we’ll look at the final three in this reporter’s dozen that deal with railroad taxes, the future of South...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:02 PM
You've worked all day, and by the time you hit the door it's time for dinner, homework and baths. After the kids are in bed it's time for dishes, laundry and your own homework before crashing into bed.
But in the rush of every day, parents often forget...
| Oct 4, 2012
| 9:33 AM
Last night's presidential debate was a controversial one, as most modern political events tend to be these days. One of the biggest talkers coming out of the first debate was GOP contender Mitt Romney straight up admitting that he's going to cut PBS...
| Oct 7, 2012
Two of the more memorable observations to come out of Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate had to do with fibs and Big Bird. The candidate said that as the father of sons, he knows that repeating a lie doesn't make it true. As to the latter?...
| Oct 7, 2012
President Barack Obama got off a smart rejoinder to challenger Mitt Romney's assertion during Wednesday night's presidential debate in Denver that if elected he would defund PBS.
"I just want to make sure I got this straight," Obama said archly. "He'll...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 9:12 AM
Big Bird is leaving Sesame Street and heading for Washington, D.C.
A grassroots protest to save PBS funding, dubbed the Million Muppet March, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3 -- three days before the presidential election -- at the National Mall....
| Oct 29, 2012
Laura Kina, 39, is half Asian-American and half white. Her husband is Jewish, and her stepdaughter is half Hispanic. Her family, including her fair-skinned, blue-eyed biological daughter, lives near Devon Avenue in the heart of Chicago's Indian and...
| May 21, 2012
| 5:36 AM
Summer arrives early in the state capital with the opening of the Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre's 46th season of presenting "theater under the stars," which begins May 24 with Cole Porter's classic "Anything Goes."
The musical, the updated, 2011 Tony...
| Aug 27, 2012
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....