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  • 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...
  • Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog

    Chick-fil-A gay fallout: Chicago ban, Facebook gaffe, Malkin blog
    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. Proco “...
  • Fallout from Chick-Fil-A President's Gay Marriage Remarks

    Fallout from Chick-Fil-A President's Gay Marriage Remarks
    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-...
  • Chick-fil-A: Palin, Conan and D.C. mayor's #hatechicken tweet

    Chick-fil-A: Palin, Conan and D.C. mayor's #hatechicken tweet
    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...
  • Jerry Nelson dies at 78; puppeteer voiced Count von Count

    Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer best known for giving voice to Count von Count, the silly but instructional vampire mathematician on television's "Sesame Street," died Thursday at his home in Cape Cod, Mass., the Sesame Workshop announced. He was 78....
  • 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

    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 “...
  • Goldman's Muppet show

    Goldman's Muppet show
    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...
  • Web show creators are ready to unleash the 'Beast'

    Web show creators are ready to unleash the 'Beast'
    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...