Vocabulary test takes away some National Spelling Bee drama


For viewers of last year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, one of the most surprising results came courtesy of a test nobody saw.

William Daniels returns in old role in ‘Girl Meets World’

William Daniels has played an egotistical heart surgeon in “St. Elsewhere,” a beloved teacher on “Boy Meets World,” Founding Father John Adams in the Broadway and film versions of the musical “1776” and the voice of the talking car KITT on “Knight...

Action, she said: TV holds potential for female directors

When writer-producer Marti Noxon, “Gone Girl” author Gillian Flynn and a studio executive met with a potential star for the upcoming TV adaptation of another Flynn novel, the actress was struck by something unusual.

Netflix said in talks to enter China with Jack Ma-backed Wasu

Netflix is in talks with a Chinese media company backed by Jack Ma and other possible partners as it seeks entry into the country’s $5.9 billion online video market, according to people familiar with the matter.

Rediscovering Walt Disney’s optimism in ‘Tomorrowland’

For writer Damon Lindelof, the genesis of the escapist adventure “Tomorrowland” was one very simple question: What happened to our jet packs?

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John Ledyard, globetrotting college drop-out

In 1783 John Ledyard dedicated a book about his travels to Governor Trumbull, Connecticut’s Revolutionary War statesman.

Could you Be the Match?

Did you ever think a swab of your cheek has the information needed to save someone else’s life?