| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:56 PM
When producers asked me to compile a list of the best holiday films, I didn’t think that would be very fun. Everybody has seen Miracle on 34th Street and It’s a Wonderful Life a million times.
I remember when I worked morning radio, we did a...
| 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,...
| Feb 16, 2012
| 9:59 AM
Jim Henson's long-popular creations get a major, hugely entertaining reboot in this comedy-fantasy that reunites Kermit and Miss Piggy to restore their former base of operation and save it from the oil tycoon (Chris Cooper) who wants it for his own...
| 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...
| Oct 24, 2011
| 2:26 PM
Jim Hammond, second from left, and some very bad puppets. Photos by Eric Bojanowski.
On a cracked wooden stage inside the World and Eye Arts Center in downtown Fort Lauderdale, the scene, for exactly 30 seconds, seems ripped from a lost episode of Jim...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 11:24 AM
I must admit I never paid much attention to Elmo, the red furry “Sesame Street” character. I preferred my muppets more feral, and with attitude, like Animal, Cookie Monster or Oscar the Grouch. They always seemed more interesting than the...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 4:15 PM
It's the fast food restaurant with a Christian flavor: Chick-Fil-A. The company's 1,600 restaurants have always been closed on Sundays. Now, the president of the company is taking a public stance on gay marriage.
Chick-Fil-A is known for it's eye-...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 2:06 PM
A bit of Muppet history got auctioned off to the highest bidder.
Handwritten notes and drawings by creator Jim Henson were expected to bring in almost $40,000.
It was part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Los Angeles.
The Muppets franchise started...