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  • REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' ★★

    REVIEW: 'Muppets Most Wanted' ★&#9733
    High spirits and good times are hard to come by in "Muppets Most Wanted," the anxious follow-up to the commercially successful 2011 reboot ("The Muppets") and the seventh Muppet sequel to follow in the animal tracks of "The Muppet Movie" in 1979. I'm...
  • TV Review: 'Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge'

    The latest Syfy reality entry to tap this particular vein, "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge" is a run-of-the-mill elimination contest, distinguished almost entirely by the cool creatures the players -- none of whom are novices, given the particular...
  • 'Divergent' delivers strong $4.9 million from Thursday showings

    'Divergent' delivers strong $4.9 million from Thursday showings
    The teen sci-fi film "Divergent," starring Shailene Woodley, opened with a strong $4.9 million from Thursday night showings, according to Lionsgate. The movie, which the studio hopes will launch its next successful young-adult franchise following...
  • Brian Henson on His New Reality Show, the 'Fraggle Rock' Movie and More

    On Tuesday night, Syfy premieres "Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge," a reality series akin to "Project Runway" with 10 designers scrambling to make the next Yoda instead of an overflowing dress. The first episode features a sea animal assignment...
  • Concert Review: Paul Williams makes dreams come true

    Concert Review: Paul Williams makes dreams come true
    Van Morrison, the famously moody singer-songwriter, once grew annoyed with an interviewer's questions about his craft. "Nobody asks a bricklayer about laying bricks," he protested. "Why ask me about writing songs? There's no difference." Perhaps there...
  • Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences

    Columbia puppeteer brings stories, imagination to her audiences
    Shirley Johannesen Levine sways back and forth at the Ellicott City Senior Center, her arms moving to the left and then the right as she recites the classic nursery rhyme, "Old Mother Hubbard." "Old Mother Hubbard went to the cupboard to give her poor...
  • Tribeca Film Review: 'Zombeavers'

    If Sam Raimi and Jim Henson had dreamed up a movie together … well, it wouldn't have looked very much like "Zombeavers," though you can tell that's the target director Jordan Rubin was vaguely aiming for with his well-meaning but wan, title-tells-all...
  • PASSINGS: John Henson

    PASSINGS: John Henson
    John Henson Son of Muppets founder Jim Henson John Henson, 48, who occasionally performed as a puppeteer in the famed Muppets troupe his father founded, died Friday of a heart attack at his home in Saugerties, New York. He did not have a history of...
  • Biographile a must-read for fans of bios, memoirs

    Biographile a must-read for fans of bios, memoirs
    For readers interested in biographies and memoirs, Biographile.com is a must-bookmark website. This publisher-agnostic site, maintained by Random House, includes reviews, roundups, breaking biography news and essays from historians and authors writing...
  • Daft Punk: Inside the helmets

    Daft Punk: Inside the helmets
    To the pop cognoscenti, the French dance-music duo Daft Punk exists as an ideal, modern musicdom's most consistent, influential, enigmatic trailblazer, in addition to being crowned the major winner of the 2014 Grammy Awards by scoring record of the year...
  • Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil

    Create your own 'wood paneling' with acetate stencil
    In the Greystone show house’s children's playroom inspired by “Muppets” creator Jim Henson, furniture designer Eric Brand stenciled “poor man's wood paneling” on the walls, a charming effect created with little more than...