| Nov 10, 2008
She's like Pippi Longstocking, Mary Poppins and Mrs. Claus all rolled into one -- an amiable woman of mysterious origin who's hoping to do for reading what "Sesame Street" has done for learning.
Her name is Mrs. P.
Sitting in an oversized chair, reading...
| May 25, 2008
With recession clouds looming and gasoline prices soaring, summer 2008 is shaping up as the year for many Southern Californians to vacation locally, and that may mean a theme-park visit.
California's major amusement and theme parks drew more than 40...
| Jul 3, 2008
She may be on only her first U.S. tour, but British pop singer-songwriter Natasha Bedingfield is already schooled in the first rule of entertainment: The show must go on.
The other night in New York with her throat ravaged from a cold, she found...
| Dec 20, 2009
Millennial anxieties ushered in the new decade with Y2K panic, 9/11 made it seem as if the paranoid were on to something, two quagmire wars were launched and the Great Recession left everyone wondering about the prognosis of the American economy as it...
| Mar 1, 2009
So long as they keep funding public television and radio, I'm good. I grew up learning lots from "Sesame Street" and "The Electric Company" -- everything from the alphabet and numbers to sharing and a sense of humor, and I still listen to NPR daily. Ira...
| Dec 22, 2009
Alaina Reed Hall, a singer and actress who played Olivia Robinson on "Sesame Street" for a dozen years beginning in the mid-1970s and later played Rose Holloway on the situation comedy "227," has died. She was 63.
Reed Hall, who was diagnosed with breast...
| Apr 2, 2009
In the time it takes a character to roll a joint, you get the irony behind the title of "I Can See Clearly Now," Brendan Halpin's novel about young musicians working in a haze of hormones and pot smoke in New York.
It's 1972 and ATN, a television...