Are We Upon the Kidocalypse?

The last weekend of September 2014 was also the last weekend a broadcast network aired Saturday morning cartoons. Is this the end of an animated era, or is it a sign of a long trend coming across multiple genres of children's entertainment? Children's programming used to be a highly lucrative television market, but… » 11/06/14 3:30pm 11/06/14 3:30pm

The Colbert Report Honors Sally Ride, America's First Woman In Space

Sally Ride, America's first female astronaut, passed away a little over two years ago. This past Thursday, Lynn Sherr – Ride's friend, and author of the recently published biography on the late astronaut – stopped by the Colbert Report to talk about Ride's role as a feminist, scientist, and role model. » 10/05/14 1:40pm 10/05/14 1:40pm

This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a block of animation on broadcast this morning. It's the end of… » 10/04/14 6:16pm 10/04/14 6:16pm

The Twelfth Doctor Describes A Beloved Movie He's Never Seen

Fine, so it's not the Twelfth Doctor as such (it's Peter Capaldi in his turn as the delightfully foul-mouthed Malcolm Tucker), and it's not just any beloved movie. But mercy, is it ever fun to imagine everyone's favorite Gallifreyan swearing his way through movie reviews of movies he's never seen. I'd watch the hell… » 9/13/14 8:30am 9/13/14 8:30am