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Toys R Us pulls drug-dealer action figures from shelves

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | It’s a tug-of-war over toys. And it’s not the kids who are spatting—it’s the adults. Early last week, a Florida mom successfully petitioned Toys R Us…

Gracepoint

Gracepoint

By Megan Basham
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Television | The primary difference between the brilliant British series Broadchurch that aired on BBC America last year and the Americanized remake Gracepoint that premiered on…

Gotham

By Samuel James
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Television | Batman fans bemoaning the current gap between Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy and the upcoming Ben Affleck–powered Superman v Batman film will take…

Say goodbye to Saturday morning cartoons

By Caroline Leal
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Television | “That’s all, folks.” The trademark closing line from Porky Pig, the lovable cartoon character from Loony Tunes , might be ringing especially loudly in the…

The Cosby Show’s life lessons live on

By Caroline Leal
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Culture | The revolutionary sitcom that brought Americans together turns 30

Scorpion

Scorpion

By Sophia Lee
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Television | Team up a computer prodigy, a mechanical whiz, a Sherlock Holmes–like shrink, and a human calculator with the combined IQ of nearly 700—and you get a…

Joan Rivers and me

By Cal Thomas
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Obituary | We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we? It was the early 1980s when a tabloid called me. They were…

A television program that promotes healing

By Cal Thomas
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Television | From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called This Is Your Life , hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to a place by a friend or…

Midday Roundup: Did a Utah judge just legalize polygamy?

By Lynde Langdon
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Newsworthy | Cohabitation compromise. A Utah judge handed a resounding legal victory to the polyamorous family that stars in the TLC reality show Sister Wives . The Brown…

In with the old, out with the new at the Emmy’s

By Megan Basham
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Television | Recent research into U.S. television viewing habits has shown a growing enthusiasm for the medium. Younger viewers in particular say that fresh subject-matter…

Robin Williams remembered for manic comedy, insightful acting

By Lynde Langdon
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Obituary | Actor Robin Williams, whose blazing comic star exploded into Hollywood in the 1970s and burned bright for more than 35 years, died Monday in an apparent…

Chasing a spider with a blowtorch is not a good idea

By Allie Hulcher
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Newsworthy | A roundup of wacky news

 
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