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  • Movie review: 'Janie Jones'

    Movie review: 'Janie Jones'
    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...
  • Movie review: 'The Other F Word'

    Movie review: 'The Other F Word'
    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...
  • Movie review: 'Silenced'

    Movie review: 'Silenced'
    '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...
  • A film as warm and fuzzy as Elmo

    A film as warm and fuzzy as Elmo
    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...
  • Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'

    Kevin Clash shines in new documentary 'Being Elmo'
    When Kevin Clash was a boy in Baltimore County, he'd watch TV mere inches from the screen and wish he could walk right into "Sesame Street." It didn't take him long to get there. At 15, the kid from Turners Station became the regular puppeteer on a...
  • 'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"

    'Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey' review: A nice glass of milk to wash down the warmth of "The Muppets"
    *** (out of four) “The Muppets” star/co-writer Jason Segel sees nothing wrong with adults loving to entertain children of all ages with puppets. Neither does Kevin Clash, who grew up admiring Jim Henson and later befriended the...
  • Muppets for the mature crowd

    Muppets for the mature crowd
    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...
  • Day Trips: From arts to action sports

    Philadelphia "X-tink-shun" exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo Featuring puppets by the Jim Henson Company, "X-tink-shun" has characters of endangered or extinct species stationed throughout the zoo, educating visitors about the plight of their particular...
  • Puppets behaving badly in 'Stuffed and Unstrung'

    Puppets behaving badly in 'Stuffed and Unstrung'
    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....
  • Choosing books for the holidays

    Choosing books for the holidays
    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-...
  • Chick-fil-A loses Muppets, gains Mike Huckabee in gay controversy

    Chick-fil-A loses Muppets, gains Mike Huckabee in gay controversy
    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 “...