This 11-year-old nails why so many kids get bored of reading in school.

“White boys and their dogs” have had a good run. But it's time for something new.

What sorts of books did you read in elementary school?

I remember a few: "Maniac Magee," "The Phantom Tollbooth," "Old Yeller." Great books, to be sure, but they all have something sorta disappointing in common: They revolve around white boys and the occasional canine companion.

For New Jersey fifth-grader Marley Dias, that just wasn’t going to work.

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Broadway’s newest musical, "Waitress," is already poised for success.

It’s an adaption of the beloved 2007 indie film starring curly-haired genius Keri Russell. In the film, Russell plays Jenna, a small-town — you guessed it — waitress who’s unhappy with her marriage and her lackluster life in general.

She does have one creative outlet, though: pie-making. (For example, “I-hate-my-husband pie.” Mmmm, resentment.)

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