| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| May 9, 2013
| 12:26 PM
YouTube unveiled its much-anticipated subscription service Thursday with such recognizable entertainment brands as "Sesame Street," "Jim Henson Family TV" and the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
The Internet's dominant online video site, whose content...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2012
| 1:12 PM
You'd think that in the presence of puppets — near Muppets, really — associated with the legendary creator of Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear, audiences would behave themselves, if only in deference to their innocent childhoods. You'd think....
| Nov 4, 2011
'Silenced' is harrowing
A recent hit in Korea, "Silenced" ("Dogani") is based on a true story in which administrators at a school for deaf children received extremely light penalties for sexually abusing their young charges.
In the film, a teacher (Gong...
| Nov 4, 2011
Bad notes, old song in 'Janie Jones'
In "Janie Jones," the guitar-slinging pre-teen girl with the long black hair is 15-year-old Abigail Breslin, a little tougher-looking since her "Little Miss Sunshine" debut but sporting the same appealing mixture of...
| Nov 4, 2011
Punk rock dads open up
In the documentary "The Other F Word" the word implied in the title is fatherhood; the film takes a look at the seemingly contradictory transition into middle age for men who are in a working rock band and also trying to settle...
| Nov 6, 2011
In the world of amphibian celebrities, there's no bigger star than Kermit the Frog.
Yet back in January on the set of Disney's upcoming film "The Muppets" — the first big screen outing for Jim Henson's beloved menagerie since 1999's "Muppets in...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:55 AM
Strike another city from Chick-fil-A’s fan club as a Chicago official has pledged to block the fast-food chain from opening in his district amid a heated national debate over the place of the gay marriage debate in corporate America.
| Jul 23, 2012
| 10:24 AM
From the maker of “The Muppets” to the mayor of Boston, the list of folks severing ties with Chick-fil-A due to the fast-food company’s opposition to gay marriage is growing.
Jim Henson Co., which has produced characters for “...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:30 AM
More than a week after igniting a national debate about gay marriage and corporate America’s role in the discussion, Chick-fil-A still has taste-makers taking sides, with a visit from Sarah Palin, tweets from the mayor of Washington D.C., a spot...