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'Downton Abbey' Costumes Are Recycled From Other Television Series and Movies

Posted 01.23.2014 | TV

It's enough to make the redoubtable Dowager Countess of Grantham blanch. Members of her aristocratic family wearing clothes previously worn by other p...

Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad, Doctor Who and More: The Twelve Best Series of 2011

Ed Martin | Posted 03.10.2012 | TV
Ed Martin

Television critics started compiling year-end top-10 lists back when there were only three networks. Aren't longer lists called for by now? Allow me to break with time-honored tradition by offering my choices for the 12 best series of 2011, plus eight very deserving runners-up.

Four Months of Celebrity Roots on Air in 2012

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.10.2012 | TV
Megan Smolenyak

For genealogy buffs and those who just can't get enough of celebrities, there's plenty of cause to celebrate in 2012 as there will be four solid months of famous roots on air.

Animation: Mitt vs PBS

Scott Bateman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Comedy
Scott Bateman


WATCH: Téa Obreht Talks About Writing 'The Tiger's Wife'

Posted 03.03.2012 | Books

Téa Obreht talks about her family and the story of "The Tiger's Wife." CONTAINS SPOILERS!...

What Marathons Are On This New Year's Weekend?

TVLine | Posted 03.01.2012 | TV

If your New Year's resolution is to watch less TV, you can pretty much consider it broken already. The networks are pulling out all the stops to lure ...

PHOTO: Mitt Romney's Big Bird Dream Come True

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

Mitt Romney on Wednesday made a pledge to spare the life of the beloved children's television icon Big Bird, but as he told a crowd while campaigning ...

What Are You Thankful for in Education?

John Merrow | Posted 02.20.2012 | Education
John Merrow

Federal legislation punishes entire schools for not making 'adequate yearly progress.' So why not create some carrots to go along with the stick? How about 'OYP' for 'Outstanding Yearly Progress?'

Enough of the Freak Show Oprah

John Robinson | Posted 02.19.2012 | Entertainment
John Robinson

If you watch TV today, you still get the Little People with the family conflict. You do not get the education, family or business.

'Sherlock' Season 2 Clips: 'A Scandal In Belgravia'

Posted 12.20.2011 | TV

It's been said that some supermodels won't get out of bed for less than $20,000 a day. Well, Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) won't leave his ho...

What I Want for Christmas This Year

Michael Kaiser | Posted 02.18.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

Greater public appreciation for the work of grass roots arts organizations which provide education, inspiration and entertainment to the underserved and provide access for new audiences and emerging artists.

Unlikely Love Story: Artists And Computers

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.07.2011 | Home

How do you "recreate the essence of life in digital form"? For generative artist, the answer is in using technology -- like computer algorithms, an...

Woody and Jerry: Docs Celebrate Comic Genius

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.19.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

If you look at comedy in the 20th century, the list of those whose work has depth, breadth and longevity is a small one: Charlie Chaplin, Lewis, Allen.

Extending the School Day

John Thompson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
John Thompson

Extending the school day, like schooling and like school reform, must be a story of addition and multiplication, not subtraction and division.

EdTech for the Younger Ones? Not Without Trained Teachers

Lisa Guernsey | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Lisa Guernsey

Amid the agitation over childhood in the digital age, two visions are battling it out.

Wonderful British Shows Are Returning To PBS

Posted 11.17.2011 | Home

By DAVID BAUDER, The Associated Press NEW YORK -- There's good news for fans of Sherlock Holmes and "Downton Abbey": They're both coming back to PB...

WATCH: State Crafts Dropout Remedy Through School Choice

Posted 01.11.2012 | Education

In May, When Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels signed into law the creation of a voucher program that would allow families to use taxpayer money to send thei...

Women, War & Peace: Documentary Filmmaking as Activism

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.11.2012 | Impact
Marcia G. Yerman

Melding journalistic reportage and visceral narrative, Women, War & Peace stands as an example of the power of film to ensure that under-recognized subjects become part of the permanent record.

'PBS NewsHour' Struggles Through Staff Changes | ELIZABETH JENSEN | Posted 01.07.2012 | Media

It's never good when a news organization loses its political editor just a year before a presidential election. But in the next two weeks, "The PBS Ne...

'Women, War & Peace' Is a Wake-Up Call to Action

Deborah Stambler | Posted 01.07.2012 | Women
Deborah Stambler

What will women's roles in the peace process be as we move forward? Have we learned from the women of Liberia, Bosnia, Colombia and Afghanistan?

Roger Ebert Sends SOS For His Show

Posted 01.07.2012 | Media

Roger Ebert announced on Sunday that his movie-review show "Ebert Presents At the Movies," could end this year if the production does not find a finan...

The Women Behind 'Peace Unveiled'

Kavita N. Ramdas | Posted 01.02.2012 | Women
Kavita N. Ramdas

"Where after all do human rights begin?" asked Eleanor Roosevelt many years ago. "In small places, close to home, so small you cannot see them on a map."

New Series Features Concerts Played Out Of A Cave

Posted 01.02.2012 | Home

By CHRIS TALBOTT, The Associated Press CUMBERLAND CAVERNS, Tenn. — In decades of ceaseless touring, bluegrass icon Ralph Stanley thought he'd pla...

'Being Elmo': An Interview with Director Constance Marks

Deborah Stambler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Women
Deborah Stambler

An interview with Constance Marks, director of a documentary on Kevin Clash, the creator of Elmo.

Sustainable Slurping: Experts Name the Best-Tasting Eco-Soups

Avital Andrews | Posted 12.20.2011 | Home
Avital Andrews

The ultimate cold-weather food comes in varieties that'll get you warm without steaming up the planet. I asked soup experts to recommend their favorites.