On the heels of successfully resurrecting Reading Rainbow, LeVar Burton is back to continue his campaign for your nostalgia-riddled heart. This time, he's using his talents to read the world's greatest goodnight story (after Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, that is, Go the Fuck to Sleep, by Adam Mansbach and illustrated by…
We've got a very special treat today: Starting at 1 p.m., LeVar Burton will be here and answering your questions! He doesn't have tons of time — just enough for you, dear reader, to ask what's on your mind — so you'd better get in here.
Having demolished its original goal, the Reading Rainbow Kickstarter crew is now aiming for $5 million. To get there, LeVar Burton has called upon his Star Trek colleagues for a series of live readings in L.A. and New York. Among them: Patrick Stewart and William Shatner.
Thanks to Reading Rainbow, we all know you can learn and do anything with just a book and your imagination. But perhaps it's time to consider the dark side of such a power and ask ourselves: What's LeVar Burton really planning?
LeVar Burton has had a great week on the Internet. His Reading Rainbow Kickstarter blew through its initial fundraising goal and is currently closing on $3 million—with 33 days to go. So after getting everyone choked up over his gratitude, he popped by Reddit for a celebratory AMA.
It's been one day since LeVar Burton began crowdsourcing funds to reboot beloved television series Reading Rainbow as an educational app and he's already raised over $2 million, more than twice his original goal. Butterfly in the skyyyyyyyyy! You can go twice as hiiiiiiiiiigh!
It took less than 24 hours for LeVar Burton's reboot and expansion of Reading Rainbow to reach its $1 million goal, and the ticker is currently closing on $2 million. Obviously, there's a lot of people out there who're still very grateful for the public-television classic.
Drop everything: LeVar Burton wants to resurrect Reading Rainbow, and he wants it as universally available as possible. So this morning, he launched a Kickstarter, aiming to raise a million dollars to fund the development of a web version. That great swooshing sound you just heard was the entire Internet opening its…
Last night's Colbert Report was devoted to The Great Gatsby, only one problem — Stephen's never read the book! When he goes to his good friend (and Gatsby star) Carey Mulligan for help, he makes a terrible discovery. Not only has she never read it either, but she can't read at all. Who can help them out of this…
LeVar Burton of Star Trek and Roots fame is "outraged" with presidential candidate Mitt Romney after Romney remarked that he would cut funding to PBS during Wednesday's debate. Burton, as the creator and host of the network's beloved children's book television series Reading Rainbow, has a close connection to PBS and…
In today's Tweet Beat, LeVar Burton does not have a Reading Rainbow tattoo, Snooki's fiance is a total idiot, Ted Leo is about to cut an amazing-sounding record and Jackie Collins is unimpressed by Bristol Palin.
A woman in California has been slapped with $7,600 in fines and ordered to stay away from public libraries after it was discovered that she had stolen thousands of library books and was attempting to sell them online. For shame, California book stealer.
Today in Tweet Beat, Rainn Wilson is psyched to work with Kathy Bates, Mariah Carey doesn't care if her friends look good in pictures, and Kim Zolciak wants help picking her new vanity plate.