| May 30, 2013
| 11:55 AM
"Libraries are not a destination, they are the transportation. The Grand Central Station of every great city and town." This was a comment by a reader in praise of a Forbes Magazine article, "Why Public Libraries Matter: And How They Can Do More"...
| May 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
"Arrested Development" (Netflix, Sunday, then anytime). The 15-episode, seven-years-belated fourth season of what was formerly a Fox comedy and now belongs to the Internet is not being offered in advance for critical review, so you know as much as I do....
| Jun 19, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Toy Story" meets "The Avengers" in the teaser for "The Lego Movie," a high-concept Warner Bros. idea that, until this very second, most of us didn't have any idea how they would possibly go about bringing to the bigscreen. Turns out the strategy is to...
| May 24, 2013
| 6:30 AM
The world’s largest Lego model, an X-wing starfighter, has landed in Times Square with enough cockpit space for Luke Skywalker.
The life-size model weighs 46,000 pounds and spans 43 feet from tip to tale, which is about the size of the ship...
| May 24, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Anne-Marie Slaughter. Marissa Mayer. Sheryl Sandberg. Paul Tudor Jones?
The founder of Tudor Investment Corp. seems, almost by accident, to be the newest voice in the debate about women at work. The hedge fund honcho, ranked 123rd on Forbes’...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:20 AM
Legoland Florida will expand again this summer, introducing an area called the World of Chima, based on a Lego product line with tribes of mystical animal warriors, theme park officials announced Tuesday morning.
The new land will feature an interactive...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...
| Sep 4, 2012
When my son decided to stick a Lego up his nose earlier this summer requiring a trip to the emergency room, a lot of questions swirled through my mind: Is this normal? Why did he do this? Should I ban Legos from the house?
Then in early August a boy in...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 4:27 AM
Joey Todd holds up a red-rimmed paper heart as Signe Whitson reads a story from her book to preschoolers. As she relates a story of a girl named Gabby, each time someone in the story says something unkind to Gabby, one of the preschoolers comes up and...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 3:56 PM
Giving an e-reader user a printed book is like presenting him a manual typewriter. It's a nice gesture, but the book will most likely gather dust while he whips through the newest best-sellers on his device. Luckily for gift-givers, almost all booksellers...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:30 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- He’s the current teen idol – the obsession of young fans not just for his music, but his style and merely his presence. When he took the stage for his brief turn Wednesday at radio station WIOQ-FM 102.1’s......
| Dec 4, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Voting for the 2012 Worst Toy of the Year remains open until Wednesday, if you care to cast a ballot. The vote is an annual event run by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, which uses the vote to rail against toys that “promote...