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A Muppet with autism to be welcomed soon on ‘Sesame Street’

Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes — and autism.


‘Beauty and the Beast’ roars with monstrous $170M debut

Disney’s live-action “Beauty” was a beast at the box office, opening with an estimated $170 million in North American ticket sales and setting a new high mark for family movies.

Jenny Lawson’s new book, ‘You Are Here,’ is a coloring book. Kind of.

Jenny Lawson — the best-selling author of “Let’s Pretend This Never Happened” and “Furiously Happy” — has a new book, and it’s a coloring book, kind of.


For people dying on LA streets, he offers help, and he won’t take no for an answer

Mollie Lowery believed in Anthony Ruffin, and was convinced he would continue the work to which she had devoted her life. Before Lowery died last summer, the homeless outreach pioneer told me her protege had a story, but I’d have to get it from Ruffin himself.


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The weird, wonderful world of Torment: Tides of Numenera

The games that rise above the fray must have some unique angle in order to distance themselves from their peers. And when it comes to unique, there is no other title that better embodies that concept than inXile’s “Torment: Tides of Numenera.”



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Alom Dee brings spicy Thai fare to Landstuhl

Alom Dee, a Thai restaurant and sushi bar, doesn’t look like much from the outside. Or the inside. Good thing the bare interior and worn wooden tables of the cafe in Landstuhl, Germany, aren’t on the menu. Just about everything else is, though. The expansive menu is the size of a small book.


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It's an old van, but it's family

“What the …?” my 16-year-old daughter, Lilly, stopped herself short in front of our minivan on a blustery, rainy morning before school this week. There, on the driveway, was a pile of shattered black glass. Just above the shards on the passenger’s rear side was a gaping hole where the window used to be.