| Dec 11, 2012
| 4:32 AM
Seth MacFarlane has had such a visible presence in recent years with his animated series Family Guy, The Cleveland Show and American Dad! that it was only a matter of time before his producing/writing talents would spill over onto the big screen. Fans...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
| May 8, 2013
| 3:19 PM
Amazon is smart to aim almost half of its pilot slate — six of the 14 shows it's put up for public perusal — at kids. Today's toddlers are tomorrow's Amazon Wish List sharers at holiday time. And busy parents looking for relief don't care...
| May 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
| Mar 15, 2012
| 10:30 AM
The big news out of the island of Manhattan this week was the gripes of a resigning Goldman Sachs executive, the proverbial parting shot heard round the world. Instead of the usual poison pen letter to the boss or even a YouTube video posted on the...
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:58 AM
In one video, a chubby guy in a Tony the Tiger costume holds a couple of puppets hostage. In another, sock puppets drive a human to madness. And in yet another video, a puppet's snoring is so powerful that people, puppets, anything in its vicinity, are...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:02 AM
An adult-oriented puppet show called "Stuffed and Unstrung" is headed this June to the Bank of America Theatre, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday.
Produced by Westbeth Entertainment and Henson Alternative, the show uses the talents of the famed Jim...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:08 PM
Henson Alternative's off-Broadway comedy "Stuffed and Unstrung" isn't the kind of puppet show you might have grown up with.
Part of the Jim Henson Co. — which brought children "Sesame Street" and "The Muppets" — "Stuffed and Unstrung" is a...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 12:20 AM
Sesame Street debuted in 1969, the year I was born. I grew up watching it and then watching as Jim Henson brought his puppet creations to The Muppet Show.
I was done watching Sesame Street before the Elmo character ever debuted, but when the Tickle Me...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 1:38 PM
Happy holidays, you guys! Today is Festivus, Christmas and Kwanzaa are almost here, and we're smack dab in the middle of Hanukkah. We all have our own holiday traditions, and the work of Jim Henson has been a big part of this time of year for me for many,...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:02 PM
"Charlie Brown and the Great Exhibit" is a big, reasonably well-stuffed celebration of one of the great achievements in American popular culture, the "Peanuts" newspaper comic strip by lachrymose Minnesotan Charles Schulz.
In section after section of...