Cloud Becomes Your Hand might be thought of as Brooklyn's indie-pop answer to Baltimore's late, great Teeth Mountain: Dada-minded insurrectionists hellbent on dismantling various genres then re-assembling them inside out with gleeful aplomb. Classifying some of the pastiches on the quintet's 2010 se ... More >>
Kevin Clash is the talented puppeteer who does Elmo on Sesame Street, which is having quite a year what with the unsuccessful Romney attack on Big Bird and all. But Clash says he doesn't put his hand up minors. As you've heard, a man came forward and said he had a relationship with Clash which sta ... More >>
You know, I go on vacation for just one tiny week, and so very much happens. Like Christian puppeteer Ronald William Brown gets arrested for possession of child porn and conspiring to kidnap a child whom he allegedly fantasized about cannibalizing.
Are you a cat owner that's covered in cat hair all the time? Now you can put all of it to good use by making little finger puppets and decorations out of it.
A visit to the worlds biggest annual theater bash
Sesame Street's Bert and Ernie have been living together for 40 years. And now, an online petition demanding that Sesame Street allow Bert and Ernie to wed is circulating. As of this posting it has almost 4,500 signatures. "Let us teach tolerance of those that are different," the petition's d ... More >>
Steven talked to Kate Monster from puppet musical Avenue Q, who came out to the City Clerk's office in Manhattan today to celebrate the marriage of Rod and Ricky, two gay characters from the show. According to Steven, the entire Avenue Q cast is there. Congrats to them! [YouTube] [@_rosiegray] ... More >>
Yetis, torchings, references to the online rumor millyes, the Spike Jonze-directed clip for the Beastie Boys' Santigold-assisted "Don't Play No Games That I Can't Win" has it all and then some. In the clip, the group and Santi are transformed into puppets and then hunted down by an ev ... More >>
When Steve Jobs revealed the iPad to the world, we were told to expect the world to be changed by the way we consume movies, music, write emails, and read things. Instead, what we really got was a better way to play Angry Birds, which is the best thing that happened in 2010. And now, there's ... More >>
Dario D'Ambrosi's newest La MaMa production
That's the headline of a real press release that went out just moments ago. You can't make this shit up, people. The release continues like so:
New Victory Theater presents Elephant
Photo courtesy of IFCThu Tran, hostess with the mostess. On April 27, the IFC Channel will roll out the second season of Thu Tran's Food Party. Simply put, Food Party is a collection of 20 15-minute episodes dedicated to the cooking adventures of Tran and a cast of puppets. But beyond that de ... More >>
The surest signs of spring are upon us: flowers blooming, scantily clad NYU students smoking in the park, and most importantly, coworkers who have never showed any semblance of sports fandom live-streaming basketball for the next two weeks and yelling at their computers things like "Cinderella!" "B ... More >>
The National Weather Service says it's pretty much definitely going to rain all weekend, so indoors is good. Go see the Wizard of Oz today and tomorrow at the Film Forum (double feature, with Captains Courageous)
Sesame Street via Lafayette Avenue
One spoiled brat creates goblins gone wild
The outrageous Puppetry of the Penis returns
For those who count such things, let the record show that this is the second basketball related commercial the Cool Kids have soundtracked in the last year, following an NBA2K9 spot in which Kevin Garnett inexplicably danced to "Pennies." Here, "A Little Bit Cooler" plays over a really long one-on ... More >>
A puppet play just in time for Purim
Toy meets grrrr in Frankenstein (Mortal Toys)
Greek tragedy, if the Greeks liked video and puppets
A puppet spectacle with sinister trappings
Existential puppets contemplate the mysteries of animation
In New York, Bohemia Is Dead. Long Live Bohemia.
Vine-Swinging Scholar Meets Lovecraft, Ponders Puppets
Brigid Berlin read to a stellar old-guard crowd, including Monique Van Vooren, who came late, got everyone's attention, then left early.