Lassoing the super power of geek chic, Comic-Con sees revenue growth

Jul 19, 2017
The annual Comic-Con International kicks off this week in San Diego. Comic-Con makes money selling tickets, renting floor space to vendors and exhibitors, and getting sponsors. GuideStar, which tracks nonprofits, says the convention has seen steady year-over-year revenue growth for the last 17 years, as comic culture has become central to pop culture. The most […]

Disney channel viewing figures are down as kids go elsewhere for entertainment

Jul 6, 2017
The number of children watching the Disney channel has dropped over the past three years. The reason? More and more of them are watching kids’ TV shows available online and bypassing cable altogether. How will the channel survive this era of cord cutting? Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

Will Georgia’s music industry thrive if school music programs don’t?

Jul 4, 2017
The state has a new law to boost the music business, but it might have trouble finding artists.
Students like these still take music classes at public schools in Georgia, but many schools in the state have had to reduce funding for such courses.
Courtesy of Georgia Department of Education

What you will find at the Museum of Failure

Jul 3, 2017
One person's disappointment is another's success.
The Museum of Failure includes Google Glass in its collection.
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Taylor Swift tells streaming 'You Belong with Me,' and it's all about timing

Jun 9, 2017
Do you have a less-tortured Swift pun? Inquire within.
Taylor Swift performs during her "1989" world tour in Melbourne, Australia.
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