Come 2014-2015, New Yorkers are going to be able to meet Miss Piggy in the ... felt. On Monday, the Museum of the Moving Image and Mayor Bloomberg announced the creation of a new gallery that will house 400 puppets, costumes, props, and miscellany donated by the family of Jim Henson, the visionary b ... More >>
Angry link-aggregatin' shithole FoxNation.com is the website of choice for white people who can't get through the day without saying "I'm not racist, but here's the problem with [INSERT OTHER RACE HERE]." Most days, the site's main page offers a couple dozen misleading or made-up headlines designe ... More >>
Last night at Webster Hall, Paper brought together a wealth of shimmery, hipstery lovers of stars and bars to celebrate the joys of NYC nightlife (and also to toast the mag's Mickey Boardman's birthday with vats and vats of Hennessy). I was there to add my typically sour note as presenter of the Pe ... More >>
Just a reminder that food (and Sesame Street) can make life better. Hope everyone has a great weekend, and see you back here on Monday.
We'd like to direct your attention to the new video released by CMJ 2011 underdogs Wheelchair Sports Camp, the little Denver band who came to New York this past fall and demonstrated so much fortitude of character they ended up on our front cover. Since we last heard from the psuedo-hop trio, they'v ... More >>
An onscreen ode to puppets
The new face of poverty on Sesame StreetIn an effort to raise awareness about poverty and hunger, the makers of Sesame Street are introducing a new Muppet to the neighborhood. Her name is Lily, and her family has an "ongoing struggle with hunger."
INTAR hosts Carlo Albáns tale of illegal immigration
That's what the Sesame Street producers swore in their response to the petition asking the two male roommates to get married. Said the officials: "Bert and Ernie are best friends. "Even though they are identified as male characters and possess many human traits and characteristics (as most ... More >>
Fans of cloth creatures with hands inside them have rallied to sign a petition urging Sesame Street roommates Bert and Ernie to tie the knot, as I've always felt would be the perfectly natural thing for these ultra close and very fashionable puppets to do. There's apparently just one reason ... More >>
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 >>
... and the bland plays on
Every once in a while Google likes to surprise us with a treat, a little gem on their homepage that makes searching the internet fun. In honor of the birthday of Les Paul, the Google Doodle today is a working guitar, encouraging every asshole in the office to take a stab at "Stairway to Heave ... More >>
Remembering Sally Cruikshanks delightful ducks
Portrait of the artist as a publicity construct.John DeLucie's plans to pipe more outlandishly hyped food down New York's gullet are steaming right along.
Making sense of lachrymose singers and other burning questions
Hot on the heels of (but completely unrelated to) Sesame Street's "There's an App for That" there really is an app for that...that being that unpleasant burning sensation. Doctors and technology experts in the UK are developing tiny computer chips that you'll be able to plug into your compute ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives. July 16, 1970, Vol. XV, No. 29 'Sesame Street' Learns It's Paved with Gold By Carol B. Liebman The Children's Television Workshop, producers of "Sesame Street," was attacked this spring by tv critics of the Times and the Daily News for ... More >>
Or at least she tried to with her saucy duet with Elmo (the red creature that you tickle, not the restaurant that serves gay meatloaf in Chelsea). But uppity folk booted the "gurl" and her cleavage right into the garbage can along with Oscar the Grouch. Yes, Sesame Street shitcanned busty K ... More >>
Locally, we've seen some pretty intense media cannings take place, specifically at the New York Daily News, which also goes without mentioning Katy Perry being booted off Sesame Street. Well, this morning, news went wide of two more big ones: CNN president Jon Klein is out, and NBC-Universal ... More >>
Why in the world would Sesame Street pull a segment featuring Elmo and Katy Perry singing a rewritten song of hers?
William Electric Black's flesh eater sing and dance at TNC
Anthony Bourdain's follow-up to Kitchen Confidential is coming out June 8. The book, entitled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, includes a chapter called "Alan Richman Is a Douchebag." [Grub Street] Two chefs in Portland -- one of whom was Brady Low ... More >>
I've been interviewed by all the greats from Oprah Winfrey to Al Goldstein, but I'd never been interrogated by two felt creatures until May and Ted cornered me on my couch for some heavy duty grilling the other afternoon. It was as if Sesame Street and Avenue Q had suddenly intersected with MY bl ... More >>
The Bard and Big Bird collide
Sesame Street via Lafayette Avenue
Jung's Red Book at the Rubin, w/admission
As often happens in the madhouse that is the rightwing blogosphere, a conservative recently got mad about an old TV show: Big Hollywood denounced Sesame Street for a 2007 episode in which Oscar the Grouch said, "I am watching 'Pox' News. Now there is a trashy news show." The episode actually ... More >>
Can you tell me how to get to Court Street?
Local children had a number of crappy shows with which to entertain themselves or drown out their parents' drunken yelling in the 60s. Most of the hosts were anodyne, cheerful dopes like Officer Joe Bolton. But Soupy Sales, who has passed away at age 83, was different. He was hard-working and rubb ... More >>
Who moved my cheese? Illustration by Shane Harrison.In this week's Village Voice, Rob Harvilla reads 50 Cent's surreally insightful self-help book, The 50th Law: "This book is actually kind of sad, in the bleakness of its cutthroat, shoot-nine-times-or-be-shot-nine-times worldview. Trust no o ... More >>
A drag-queen-less field trip to Lucky Cheng's
We might call this "David Rosen gets action": Mayor Bloomberg has outlined the city's new plans to meet the swine flu threat. Along with free vaccinations for grade school students, the city will turn some of its medical clinics into "flu centers" at which citizens may obtain information and ... More >>
This is a Jimmy Kimmel Live clip of 50 Cent dousing Sesame Street's Elmo with Vitamin Water after celebrity chef Adam Perry had shaved the furry red creature and began barbecuing him. Nobody promotes new albums like 50 Cent, whose War Angel mixtape--the cover of which seems to borrow both the apoc ... More >>
A Southern-style café that fits in like it's been there for years
Batali defector gets innovative on Avenue B
Kid America Alum Opens Shop on Hester
Pop-Rock Sounds Console Those Growing Up, or Refusing To