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February 10, 2017
Doll based on transgender teen to debut at New York Toy Fair
A New York doll maker says it will be selling what it believes is the first transgender doll on the market. The doll is based ...
January 25, 2017
Mark Twain House hopes for boost from 1879 fairy tale
Notes that Mark Twain jotted down from a fairy tale he told his daughters more than a century ago have inspired a new ...
January 24, 2017
Lewis receives 4 literary awards for 'March: Book Three'
U.S. Rep. John Lewis is having quite a run in the literary world. On Monday, the American Library Association released its ...
January 20, 2017
Twain children's story, recently discovered, coming in fall
More than a century after his death, Mark Twain's publishing life continues. Doubleday Books for Young Readers announced ...
January 16, 2017
PBS: No 'red flag' on funding under Trump, but it's early
PBS is waiting, but not quietly, to see what the Trump administration's impact on public broadcasting and its federal funding ...
January 12, 2017
Children's authors protest deal for far-right commentator
Cassandra Clare and Laurie Halse Anderson are among more than 160 Simon & Schuster children's authors and illustrators who ...
December 21, 2016
Marquette University adds to Tolkien collection
Marquette University is adding to its J.R.R. Tolkien Collection. The university says it has acquired a first edition, first ...
December 07, 2016
Auction of Shirley Temple items includes childhood tap shoes
Two pairs of tap shoes belonging to the child movie star Shirley Temple have sold at auction for $20,000. Heritage Auctions ...
December 05, 2016
Publication halted for provocative children's books parody
Publication has been halted for a provocative satire of children's stories, "Bad Little Children's Books," which had been ...
November 25, 2016
Museum celebrates Boston's favorite ducks with new exhibit
America's most famous mallard family is waddling into Boston's Museum of Fine Arts. "Make Way for Ducklings" opens Friday, ...
October 30, 2016
Syria rebels keep up offensive on western Aleppo
Syrian insurgents on Sunday kept up their shelling of government-controlled areas of Aleppo, killing at least seven people, ...
October 27, 2016
Actress Raven-Symone leaving 'The View'
Actress Raven-Symone is the latest host to leave the daytime chatfest "The View." She announced on the show Thursday that ...
October 13, 2016
Kids brought J.K. Simmons to film, and maybe back to theater
Fans of J.K. Simmons' work in television and film may have the actor's two children to thank. A veteran of New York theater, ...
October 12, 2016
To capture his pop spectacle, Timberlake turns to Demme
Justin Timberlake's desire to make a concert film could be traced directly back to when he saw Jonathan Demme's iconic 1984 ...
October 04, 2016
Growing up together, TV and baby boomers were a perfect fit
Unlike baby boomers, television has no birth certificate. TV's arrival, depending on how you see it, can be marked at any of ...
September 20, 2016
Colson Whitehead is finalist for Kirkus fiction prize
Colson Whitehead is up for another literary honor, the Kirkus Prize for fiction. Whitehead's acclaimed "The Underground ...
September 13, 2016
Temple Grandin working on children's book, due in 2018
Temple Grandin, the autism spokesperson, consultant on the treatment of animals and best-selling author, is working on a ...
September 06, 2016
Children's author, illustrator of Llama Llama stories dies
Best-selling children's book author and illustrator Anna Dewdney, who gained fame with her series of Llama Llama stories, has ...
August 24, 2016
Cher insults Trump, with gusto, at Clinton fundraiser
Entertainer Cher unloaded a freewheeling barrage of insults at Donald Trump during a private fundraiser for Hillary Clinton, ...
August 23, 2016
Henry Winkler bonds with icons in new show, dreams of Tony
During an hour-long chat at his Los Angeles home, Henry Winkler does impressions of George Foreman, Terry Bradshaw and ...