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Homer’s Run

Source: reveries , Sep 25 2014 4:02am CDT

Twenty-five years later, The Simpsons "remains as vital, fresh and funny as ever," reports Will Friedwald in The Wall Street Journal (9/24/14). The question is: "How does a show sustain its creative life for roughly 22 episodes a year for 25 years? Al Jean, who has worked on the program for its entire history" says consistency is the thing, in that the show’s goals and its cast of characters have not changed — except for the death of Miss ...

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Slush Puppies

Sep 26 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: reveries

The late Will Radcliff turned "brain-freezing super-sweet drinks" into a $25 billion business, reports Paul Vitello in The New York Times (9/22/14). Mr. Radcliff was a peanut salesman who had his million-dollar epiphany while "inspecting a slush-making machine" at a trade show. He calculated that he "could sell a drink for 10 cents and make 7 cents" each time. The Slurpee was already a ...
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Ice Ice Baby

Sep 26 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

Noble W. Harris believes "the right ice … is the cornerstone of any mixed drink," reports Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan in The Wall Street Journal (9/25/14). Noble mixes drinks at The District Tap House in Manhattan, and believes ice is "opening up new doors" for mixologists, as different kinds of ice "chill things down at different speeds." The first consideration is the size of the ice: "The larger the ...
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Why kids love Kim Kardashian: Hollywood

Sep 25 2014 2:18pm CDT | Source: kid screen

How does a game starring Kim Kardashian stand to generate US$200 million by the end of the year? After talking to a group of kids who play the game, Matthew Warneford, the co-founder of research agency Dubit, shares hi ...
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Discovery to rebrand Hub Network as a family channel

Sep 25 2014 10:44am CDT | Source: kid screen

In an effort to broaden its programming focus and maximize co-viewing, Discovery/Hasbro kidnet The Hub Network will become Discovery Family Channel as of October 13 with Discovery and kids television veteran Tom Cosgrove as GM under the leadership of Discovery g ...
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Sammy’s Roumanian

Sep 25 2014 4:01am CDT | Source: reveries

The "most wonderful terrible restaurant in New York" has remained "virtually unchanged since opening in 1975," reports Pete Wells in The New York Times (9/24/14). Where other Lower East Side eateries "obsess over filament light bulbs and salvaged barn beams," Sammy’s Roumanian Steakhouse "will be ready when fluorescents and drop ceilings make a triumphant return to fas ...
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FCB unveils new Canadian leadership team

Sep 24 2014 1:00pm CDT | Source: Strategy Online

Former Proximity president Tyler Turnbull and Bimm exec Tim Bowen take over as CEOs at the agency as president Paul Mead ...
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Horrorstor

Sep 24 2014 4:02am CDT | Source: reveries

A novelist is using a big-box store as the setting for a horror story, reports Steve Dollar in The Wall Street Journal (9/23/14). "A hallmark of research into ‘real’ haunted places is that people feel a sense of confusion and disorientation," says Grady Hendrix, author of Horrorstor. It’s a design concept known as Gruen Transfer. "It’s what casinos do. There are no windows. There are no clocks. The carpets have these complicated patterns on the ...
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