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  • Caroll Spinney To Share His Adventures As Part Of 'I Am Big Bird' Screening At Real Art Ways

    Caroll Spinney To Share His Adventures As Part Of 'I Am Big Bird' Screening At Real Art Ways
    A new documentary about "Sesame Street" puppeteer Caroll Spinney, "I Am Big Bird," tells many well-known and loved stories about Spinney's adventures in the big yellow suit. It also tells one story so frightening that editors of Spinney's memoirs...
  • Noelle Stevenson talks 'Lumberjanes,' 'Nimona' and her online roots

    Noelle Stevenson talks 'Lumberjanes,' 'Nimona' and her online roots
    Comic books are for everybody. That is the subliminal rallying cry that underlies “Lumberjanes,” the all-ages comic book series about the continuing adventures of the campers and staff at Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's...
  • Noelle Stevenson talks ‘Lumberjanes,’ ‘Nimona’ and her online roots

     
    A new issue of “Lumberjanes” hit shelves Wednesday, kicking off a new arc in the continuing adventures of the campers […]...
  • If Harry Shearer leaves 'The Simpsons,' what will happen? Just ask Bugs Bunny

    If Harry Shearer leaves 'The Simpsons,' what will happen? Just ask Bugs Bunny
    The news broke this week that after 26 seasons Harry Shearer is leaving “The Simpsons,” for which he created many of the series' signature voices -- including Ned Flanders, Principal Skinner, both Mr. Burns and his executive lackey Smithers,...
  • 'I Am Big Bird' a gentle peek at the guy behind the yellow feathers

     'I Am Big Bird' a gentle peek at the guy behind the yellow feathers
    The idea of getting to know the puppeteer responsible for the yellow-feathered sweetness of "Sesame Street's" Big Bird is a bit scary. After all, as we learned in "The Wizard of Oz," looking behind the curtain can be very disappointing. Have no fear....
  • 'I Am Big Bird' review: Peek under Big Bird's feathers unfortunately lays an egg

    'I Am Big Bird' review: Peek under Big Bird's feathers unfortunately lays an egg
    No negative thoughts, words or deeds intrude upon "I Am Big Bird," Dave LaMattina and Chad Walker's documentary about Caroll Spinney, the man behind the voice, walk, heart and soul of the beloved Sesame Street character for the last 45 years. But as...
  • ABC orders comedies 'Dr. Ken,' 'Real O'Neals,' 'Muppets' reboot

    ABC orders comedies 'Dr. Ken,' 'Real O'Neals,' 'Muppets' reboot
    ABC will add just three new comedies next season - and one of them has a familiar frog and pig. The network late Thursday officially ordered "Dr. Ken," a family sitcom with Ken Jeong as a brilliant physician with a less-than-stellar bedside manner....
  • Caroll Spinney: Here's what it's like being Big Bird -- and Oscar the Grouch too

    Caroll Spinney: Here's what it's like being Big Bird -- and Oscar the Grouch too
    There aren't many octogenarian entertainers who have managed to stay relevant in the ever-changing cultural zeitgeist, but then there haven't been many people who have played Big Bird. Caroll Spinney helped create the big yellow bird for PBS' "Sesame...
  • Big Bird reflects on life, kids and his film bio

    Big Bird reflects on life, kids and his film bio
    Never the conformist, Big Bird flew west for the winter. Or at least a chunk of it. "The snow back home was 3 1/2 feet deep when we left," Caroll Spinney was saying by phone from Hawaii, where he and his wife, Debra, were soaking up the sun, thousands...
  • When is a casino a big casino? The question vexes Vegas, regulators

    When is a casino a big casino? The question vexes Vegas, regulators
    When Becki Johnson’s busy life as a wife, mother and executive assistant gets too hectic, she seeks a break from the madcap modern grind: She plays video keno. But not on the Strip, where the hubbub of cavernous casinos, ebb and flow of boozy...
  • Downtown museum's new chief: 'I'm listening to the community'

    "Our story here goes back 12,000 years," Michael Perkins tells a visiting group at the Orange County Regional History Center, referring to the ancient Indians who migrated into Florida when the wildlife included 12-foot-tall mammoths. That long-ago...