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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Muppets history auctioned off

    Muppets history auctioned off
    A bit of Muppet history got auctioned off to the highest bidder. Handwritten notes and drawings by creator Jim Henson were expected to bring in almost $40,000. It was part of a Hollywood memorabilia auction in Los Angeles. The Muppets franchise started...
  • 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....