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  • 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...
  • Literary Feast brings smorgasbord of authors to NSU

    Literary Feast brings smorgasbord of authors to NSU
    For author Brian Jay Jones, it's not easy finding a biography of Jim Henson. Of all the surprising revelations he uncovered about the late entertainer, inventor of The Muppets, puppet-maker of "Sesame Street" and the voice of "Ernie" (of "Bert and...
  • "Muppets Most Wanted" lleva el idilio entre René y Peggy por Europa

    "Muppets Most Wanted" lleva el idilio entre René y Peggy por Europa
    El eterno romance entre la rana René y la cerdita Peggy vive nuevas trabas en "Muppets Most Wanted", una cinta llena de música, comedia y acción que lleva a las marionetas de Jim Henson de gira por Europa a pesar de los intentos de Ricky Gervais y Tina...
  • 'Muppets Most Wanted' a weak sequel, early reviews say

    After the success of the 2011 reboot "The Muppets," which delighted critics and grossed more than $165 million worldwide, a sequel was inevitable. Opening March 21, "Muppets Most Wanted" picks up right where the Muppet gang left off and sends them on a...
  • In 'Muppets Most Wanted,' a different tone for Kermit and the gang

    In 'Muppets Most Wanted,' a different tone for Kermit and the gang
    Tina Fey looks to be a less friendly face for the beloved Muppets in this weekend's sequel "Muppets Most Wanted," playing Siberian prison guard Nadya. But Fey said her role in the new film belies her feelings about the fuzzy creatures -- like many cast...
  • Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years

    Caroll Spinney's proudly worn Big Bird's yellow feathers for 45 years
    Imagine your dream grandpa: He's the best storyteller. Dotes on your grandma. Has plenty of sage wisdom to share. Calls you "cutie." Oh, and he's also Big Bird. That's basically Caroll Spinney, the 80-year-old puppeteer who has played the 8-foot-...
  • The other Birdman

    The other Birdman
    Before Caroll Spinney began playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street," he bombed at a puppeteering festival in Utah. Bad lighting washed out the video-projected animations on the screen, so Spinney, convinced his performance was a disaster,...
  • ‘Muppets Most Wanted’: Ricky Gervais humble before Miss Piggy, Kermit

     
    Cinema has plenty of classic couples — Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, Brad and Angie — but few are […]...
  • Puppets with purpose

     
    “Gruff!” is not your typical fairy tale. Loosely based on the fable “Three Billy Goats Gruff” there are goats and there are trolls, but there is also a message of sustainability. Mix in fuzzy Muppet-like puppets, wacky...
  • John Henson dies: Son of Muppet creator Jim Henson was 48

     
    John Henson, the younger son of Muppet creator Jim Henson and a Sweetums performer, has died at the age of 48....
  • Unstrung and uncensored

    Unstrung and uncensored
    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...