In the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film, Captain Jack Sparrow is dogged by deadly ghost pirates, led by the maniacal Captain Salazar. In real-life, he’s apparently being pursued by a different kind of foe: hackers that claim to be…
By PBS NewsHour
When Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald compared the exceptionally-long wait times veterans still endure to get health care to lines at Disneyland, a national firestorm erupted. House Speaker Paul Ryan said his words reflected a “culture of indifference” and McDonald…
By Matthew Daly, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Tuesday he regrets remarks he made comparing long wait times at VA health care sites to waiting in line at a Disney amusement park.
By Sheila Kaplan, STAT
Disney, fearing a scandal, tried to press a journal to withdraw research paper from a controversial scientist.
By Marina Lopes
Princess Elena will be introduced in a special episode of a Disney Junior’s series in 2016. By the end of the year she will have her own animated series.
By Jasmine Wright
California’s Department of Public Health confirmed Monday seven more cases of measles tied to outbreaks from Disney theme parks in California, bringing the total number of infected to 26.
In the last few decades, a multi-billion dollar industry has evolved around princess stories and toys. But in contrast to this pink and purple “girlie” world are alternatives emphasizing more diverse interests and portraying different kinds of heroines. Gwen Ifill…
By Peggy Orenstein
Peggy Orenstein, author of “Cinderella Ate My Daughter: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the New Girlie-Girl Culture,” shares tips for parents of girlie-girls and non-girlie-girls on how to approach the princess culture while raising healthy, confident daughters.
By Molly Finnegan
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