October 5, 2012 The Sesame Street character is getting lots of newfound attention since Mitt Romney brought up federal funding for PBS in Wednesday's debate.
October 5, 2012 It's official: Sean Connery IS James Bond, according to NPR readers who weighed the question this week. Connery set the gold standard as 007, the spy known for his playfulness, his ruthlessness — and his ability to look good in a suit. The Bond film franchise turns 50 today.
October 4, 2012 Evan Prince's portraits of Star Wars bad guys at a convention show that even a Stormtrooper is capable of emotion.
October 4, 2012 The first Star Wars movie came out 35 years ago, but a never-ending stream of cartoons, books and video games has kept the saga current. Even for little kids too young to have seen the film, Star Wars has turned into a permanent part of their entertainment mythology.
October 2, 2012 When it comes to characters, detail is everything. Right down to the nail polish.
October 2, 2012 A lavish new book explores the essence of one of cinema's most enduring brands as defined by Bond posters from around the globe and across the decades.
October 1, 2012 Decades ago, kids were encouraged to play outside and explore the outdoors. Nowadays, protective parents have reined in their children, leading to strictly structured (and supervised) playtime. The kids don't seem to be fighting it, but do these new rules stymie childhood creativity?
September 27, 2012 There have been a lot of different Sherlock Holmes adaptations over the years, but Lucy Liu is probably the first woman to play Dr. Watson. In the CBS drama Elementary, Holmes and Watson solve crimes in modern-day New York City. Liu says a female Watson is a "wonderful concept."