| Sep 18, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Calling "Sesame Street" children's programming is like calling "Saturday Night Live" a sketch comedy show or "The Simpsons" a cartoon. Technically it may be accurate, but the label fails to grasp its wide and powerful reach in pop culture.
| Sep 19, 2014
French intellectuals love trying to figure out America.
Essential to our victory in the Revolutionary War, our first international ally, and beloved by Founding Fathers Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin, France occupies an odd space in the...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Few corners of the Earth have been safe from the cultural reach of “The Simpsons.” From Pakistan to Sweden to China, the American family that perhaps put the most fun into dysfunctional has delighted audiences - and confounded network and...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 9:37 AM
The 2015 Miss America competition lost the TV ratings crown to "Sunday Night Football," according to early Nielsen ratings.
Down 25% from last year's pageant, the competition, won by Miss New York Kira Kazantsev, earned a rating of 1.5 among the key 18-...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 5:05 AM
The music of "The Simpsons" will be in the spotlight starting Friday when the long-running Fox animated series takes over the Hollywood Bowl for a live concert extravaganza featuring songs performed by cast members and other guests, including Conan O'...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 12:41 PM
Some Shakespeare, a touch of Stoppard and then things get really Wilder (Thornton, that is). That's just some of the major writers whose works will highlight a busy stage season on Connecticut. Throw in a new musical at Goodspeed, a new comedy by a...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As "The Simpsons'â" gruff barkeep Moe Szyslak -- and several other Springfieldians -- Hank Azaria has been a part of the longest-running American TV show almost since its inception. He's now wrapping a run in quite a different role, as the overly...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Just as America is recovering from FXX's recent 12-day marathon of every episode of the "The Simpsons," the cabler has set an eight-episode, music-themed marathon of the cartoon, beginning at 8 p.m. on Sept. 11.
The marathon is tied to "'The Simpsons'...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 11:00 AM
When you gather some of the top creative names behind "The Simpsons" in one room, a reporter's questions tend to get buried under rapid-fire one-liners, overlapping anecdotes and boisterous laughter. ¡Ay caramba!
But who would expect otherwise from a...
| Sep 5, 2014
| 7:18 AM
Nothing for Homer to "D'oh!" about in the ratings for the recent "The Simpsons" marathon on FXX.
The 552-episode, 12-day marathon of the cartoon elevated FXX to the top of the cable network heap among the key 18-to-49-year-old demographic over that...
| Aug 26, 2014
| 6:30 PM
BUYER: Meg Ryan
SELLER: Hank Azaria
LOCATION: New York City, NY
SIZE: 4,000-ish square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: In 2005 celebrity real estate gossip column regular Hank Azaria paid self-portraiting superstar...