Nickelodeon just announced its fall programming will include blocks of shows originally aired in the mid-1990s — everything from Rugrats to Pete and Pete. The network's effort appears to target a generation that may be the last to tie its childhood to television.
After struggling with depression for most of his adult life, writer David Foster Wallace committed suicide on Sept. 12, 2008 at age 46.
In one of his final acts, he tidied up the manuscript of a novel he'd been working on. The book was to be a follow-up to his 1996 masterwork, Infinite Jest. He called it The Pale King, and many said it would be a monumental contribution to contemporary fiction.
Nine people are dead and scores are wounded in Afghanistan in a second day of riots protesting the burning of a Quran by a Florida preacher.
Hundreds of protesters marched through Kandahar on Saturday, carrying signs and shouting slogans against American and the U.S.-supported Afghan government. Rioters burned cars, damaged buildings and also destroyed a high school for girls.
Comedian Marc Maron's popular podcast, called WTF, gets roughly 200,000 downloads a week — or it did. But that number seems to be growing. Maron tells All Things Considered host Guy Raz on Saturday's show that in the first half of March, he'd already had a million downloads.
The 2-foot-long Egyptian cobra that disappeared from its cage in the reptile house of the Bronx Zoo last week was discovered on Thursday coiled in a cool, dark corner.
Zoo officials said she is in good condition and had "no obvious bulges." So despite all the comic fancies many of us had of the uncaged young cobra snacking on big salted pretzels and cheese blintzes, the snake apparently ate nothing for days. Snakes do that.
It never left the reptile house, much less the Bronx.