Centerline.news covers culture and politics from the viewpoint of Jim Bessman, a veteran free-lance journalist.
February 28, 2020
Jordan M. Willing confronting protesters at Toy Fair
Today’s political climate being what it is, a protest demonstration came to this week’s Toy Fair trade show at New York’s Javits Center.
Three angry rubber duckies picketed the Blue Marble, Inc. booth showcasing ...
February 27, 2020
Tim Henry models Luminote product at Toy Fair
KHS America, the U.S. distributor of the venerable Hohner music instrument line among other music product entities, annually showcases its Green Tones kids instruments at Toy Fair. This week it brought along its new Luminot...
Steve Spangler and Steve Spangler Science's lead graphic designer Emily Davis play with Oobleck! at Toy Fair
If baby boomers are your target buyer, you couldn’t ask for a product name better than Oobleck!.
“Imagine if Dr. Seuss saw this product!” enthused Steve Spangler...
February 26, 2020
Dodd Harris with "Jumbo Old Maid" at his Perisphere & Trylon Toy Fair booth
Retro toy supplier Perisphere & Trylon (P&T) showcased an old children’s card game chestnut this week at the annual Toy Fair trade show at New York’s Javits Center.
As the back of the box of its...
Ned Engelhart, Dr. Bop's Ferret de Monte Crist...
July 11, 2020
Composer Joseph Martin Waters rush-releases loving...
July 9, 2020
Pandemic-productive Richard Thompson records, rele...
July 8, 2020