It’s Not Easy Making Green: Why the Sesame Street Deal Hurts Parents More Than Kids

For over 45 years, Sesame Street has been teaching America’s kids about numbers and feelings. The deal that its producer, Sesame Workshop, struck on Thursday to move the beloved children’s series to HBO is an education in both. On the numbers, the deal is probably better than any likely alternative. Thanks to that HBO cash, Sesame Street will be able to produce nearly twice as many episodes in a production schedule that had long been shrinking, and will develop new series for kids as Read more [...]

Nigeria: More women and children freed from Boko Haram

Nigeria's military says it has rescued at least 160 more women and children who had been abducted by Boko Haram and were being held in the Sambisa Forest, considered to be the armed group's last stronghold. Colonel Sani Usman, an army spokesperson, said in a statement on Thursday that those rescued include around "60 women of various ages and around 100 children". "They have... - Photown News Read more [...]

Florist who refused same-sex wedding gets more than $85,000 in donations

Washington business owner was fined $ 1,000 and faces lawsuitCrowdfunding campaign soared in days following Indiana controversy Related: The pizza underground: owners of Indiana shop in hiding after Yelp trolling A florist in eastern Washington state who was fined $ 1,000 for refusing to sell wedding flowers to a same-sex couple – and who also faces a consumer-protection lawsuit – has netted more than $ 85,000 from supporters in a crowdfunding campaign. Continue reading... Business | The Read more [...]

Lena Headey Is Lovely on More Magazine April 2015 Cover

It’s been a difficult season for Lena Headey as of late, but the “Game of Thrones” gal finds herself in a good place these days. In her April 2015 cover story for MORE magazine, Headey explains that her 2012 divorce definitely knocked the wind out of her sails- "It's tough. There's a lot of hurt and sadness and disappointment. Grief. Massive grief. It's a mourning process, and yet nobody's died." Lena added, "I haven't had a spell [of depression] in a long time. I think some people's brains Read more [...]

Bowe Bergdahl, charged with desertion and more, details Taliban captivity

The Obama administration’s decision last year to swap Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban prisoners generated an intense political battle almost from the first day.
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On James Corden’s Late Night Debut, It’s One More Mr. Nice Guy

In an opening video introducing The Late Late Show‘s new, very English host to Americans, James Corden learns everything that he knows about late-night hosting from Jay Leno. It’s a joke, of course, and a funny first calling card. But this very early glimpse of Corden’s new show suggests that he and his producers–and maybe late night generally–are increasingly learning from Jimmy Fallon. This isn’t to say that Corden is himself influenced by Fallon, or that his Read more [...]