Aug 16, 2006

What's not to like about Elmo?

Sesame Street is being destroyed by "idiot cuteness," writes LA Times columnist Joel Stein. He blames "patronizing, baby-talking Elmo" and finds other adults who hate the furry red one.

Good morning, Vietnam -- decades after he fled, a radio host is going home

Nguyen Qui Duc, host of public radio's Pacific Time, is leaving the show Sept. 14 to return to Vietnam with his mother. "I had a lot of opportunity in this country, which has given us a lot," Nguyen tells the San Francisco Chronicle. "But here, I'm on the computer 24 hours a day. Over there, I feel warmer in Vietnam. I have time for friends."