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  • Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks

    Old-fashioned carnival games thrive at high-tech theme parks
    At Universal Studios Florida, you can pretend you're battling 30-foot-tall robots engaged in urban warfare inside the multimillion-dollar Transformers ride. Or, across the lagoon, you can just whack a mole. In an industry where bigger, faster,...
  • André Schiffrin dies at 78; publisher founded nonprofit New Press

    When André Schiffrin was fired in 1990 as editor in chief of Pantheon Books, it was regarded as a loud shot in the war between commercialism and quality in American publishing. There were protests by noted authors, including Studs Terkel and Kurt...
  • Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013

    Theme parks brought birds, bots and big deals in 2013
    The year has been dotted with theme-park grand openings and announcements. Here are seven new attractions expected to have staying power. Thinking big You've seen space shuttles, but you've never seen one in the way that Kennedy Space Center Visitor...
  • Marcia Wallace dies at 70; Emmy Award-winning actress

    Marcia Wallace dies at 70; Emmy Award-winning actress
    Emmy Award-winning actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the "Simpsons" role of Edna Krabappel and played wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at the age of 70. Wallace died at home in Los Angeles...
  • Which character on 'The Simpsons' is going to be killed off?

    Which character on 'The Simpsons' is going to be killed off?
    Update: This past Sunday's episode of "The Simpsons" was thought to feature the death of a major character, but in the end it was not the death episode you were looking for. Show creators promised at the beginning of the season as much, but that episode...
  • 'Family Guy' killed off who? (Spoiler Alert)

    'Family Guy' killed off who? (Spoiler Alert)
    It's a woeful time for Fox animated comedies this year. After 'The Simpsons' creators promised to kill off a major character (still waiting), "Family Guy" has gone ahead and pulled the trigger, so to speak. SPOILER ALERT: So which member of the...
  • Fox orders animated comedy series 'Bordertown' from Seth MacFarlane

    Fox orders animated comedy series 'Bordertown' from Seth MacFarlane
    Just when it looked like Seth MacFarlane would have only one show on Fox, the network gave a 13-episode order to a new animated comedy series called "Bordertown." With "American Dad" moving to TBS and "The Cleveland Show" getting canceled, the hugely...
  • 'The Simpsons' Animators to Produce Adult Comedy Web Series With WWE

    WWE Studios and Film Roman have tag teamed to co-finance and co-produce the web series "Camp WWE," a comedy series aimed at adults that will revolve around what WWE's wrestlers were like as kids. The companies will produce up to 13 three-minute...
  • Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status

    Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status
    Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
  • Fall TV shows: How 'Big Bang Theory' dominated premiere week

    Fall TV shows: How 'Big Bang Theory' dominated premiere week
    Broadcasters spent millions of dollars promoting their new fall shows, but it was CBS' returning sitcom smash "The Big Bang Theory" that came out on top.  The comedy about the dating travails of CalTech nerds hit its all-time highest audience ever...
  • CNN slides to worst ratings since Jeff Zucker took over

    CNN slides to worst ratings since Jeff Zucker took over
    When he was tapped to run CNN a year ago, Jeff Zucker was supposed to help lift ratings at the 24-hour cable news network. Whoops. CNN last week plunged to its worst numbers since August 2012, months before Zucker, a former NBC boss, was brought...
  • 'The Walking Dead' recap: Sick days

    'The Walking Dead' recap: Sick days
    The biggest shockers of Sunday night's "Walking Dead" occurred at the very beginning and at the very end. In the middle? Well, there was a whole lot of coughing. The mysterious flu-like disease that began infiltrating the prison in the season premiere...