Today, Politico’s Mike Allen reports that Nickelodeon is gearing up to cover its first presidential inauguration in January.
Why the sudden interest in politics from the children’s network?
From Mr. Allen’s Playbook:
The station’s young viewers are particularly interested in the process because Barack and Michelle Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasha, are squarely Read More
On the evening of May 31, 2006, a shaggy-haired teenager in Buffalo, N.Y., peddled his skateboard toward a flight of concrete steps and launched into the air. A few seconds later, Mason Jukes lay at the foot of the stairs, screaming. His fibula and tibia had shattered on the pavement upon landing. Nearby, a second Read More
Back in April, I became an aunt for the fifth time. This was a happy event for my family and me. We celebrated, we circumcised, we gifted, we cuddled, we cooed. But I’d be lying if I said that little Harrison’s arrival wasn’t bundled with a smidgeon of dread.
It’s not that I don’t love Read More
The number of DVD releases can be dizzying, but here’s a useful paradigm when navigating this spring’s releases: stick to Oscar nominees when renting (they’ll all be out this spring), go for the collections and collector’s editions when buying. The latter is much more exciting.
The biggest DVD this March-let’s just get it out of Read More
Sometimes I amuse myself by imagining that hell is real, with lava, Satan and Katie Couric screaming in the flames.
I’m pro-Arquettes. I like all of them.
What does it mean if you dream you’re arguing with a cab driver who looks like Noriega-and then he turns into a beautiful woman?
If you Read More
Steve Burns wants to sing songs about superstrings and nanotechnology. Five million kids would rather he kept singing about the mail.
Mr. Burns, 28, is recently departed as Steve, the saucer-eyed, floppy-haired host of Blue’s Clues , the phenomenally successful Nickelodeon children’s television show. For six years, Mr. Burns donned a green-and-olive-striped rugby shirt, wiggled Read More
I was of three minds,
Like a tree
In which there are three blackbirds.
–Wallace Stevens, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird”
Wednesday, Aug. 26
First, because it is August, and because it is America, there are the prime-time reruns. Drew’s fridge breaks down. The Nanny doesn’t want to Read More