Memorial Day is the unofficial official start of summer. And while we love a kitschy red, white and blue cake as much as the next gal, we’d like to take this opportunity to celebrate all the in-season fruit and warm weather treats that make the season spectacular. With that in […]

Children’s book publishers have come a long way in addressing disparities in representation, but kid lit still remains disproportionately white. Estimates suggest, for example, that only about 30% of books for young children published in the last two decades or so feature Black characters. Fortunately, there has been a flowering […]

When house-bound experts appear on TV interviews via Zoom, they are almost always seated in front of a large bookcase studiously purged of the usual trash. Whether an expert is deploring executive-office overreach or dissecting the baffling enigma of structural unemployment, you will usually see a gargantuan biography of Ulysses […]

This story is part of Holiday Gift Guide 2020, CNET’s gift picks with expert advice, reviews and recommendations for the latest tech gifts for you and your family. Nintendo doesn’t have a new console this year like the PS5 or Xbox Series X and it’s entirely possible that the person […]

Despite the fact that holiday gatherings have been putting the fun in dysfunction for decades, telling folks not to gather due to COVID-19 precautions is bound to ruffle a few turkey feathers. After eight months and counting, our inability to participate in rituals both happy and sad is likely to […]

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” Orion Picutres Making good on the promise of one of their signature catchphrases, “Catch ya’ later!” Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are back. Sure, […]