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Win Tickets To 'Hand Stories' At Lincoln Center

Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

Last month, we asked you, dear readers, for your stories about how the arts moved you. Whoever gave the best response would win two tickets to see "Gi...

Gazelle Emami

'NEVER FORGET' | Gazelle Emami | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home

Yeung Fai will never forget why his father died. He remembers it every time he steps on stage, with a mismatched collection of hand-sized puppets. ...

Performing Design: The Puppetry of Kate Brehm

Daniel Maidman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

Judah Low is one of the heroes of China Miéville's novel Iron Council. Low makes golems. Traditionally, a golem is a clay man animated by magic. Mi...

The Greatest TV Trial Coverage EVER

Vanessa Berben | Posted 03.26.2012 | Denver
Vanessa Berben

Cleveland's WOIO-TV's 19 Action News has a genius way of getting around being barred from filming a local corruption trial.

Detroit, the Cradle of Modern Puppetry?

Kelly Driscoll | Posted 02.18.2012 | Detroit
Kelly Driscoll

In a time where we are embracing Detroit's heritage and sharing with the world all the wonderful traditions to come out of the city, we can count puppetry as a large part of that diverse heritage.

John Ruskin's Puppet Show

Carolyn Vega | Posted 02.18.2012 | New York
Carolyn Vega


Lucas Kavner

Why Do Puppets Make You Feel So Much? | Lucas Kavner | Posted 12.08.2011 | Home

If you have any doubt that puppets are playing an influential role in our current culture, just take a look at what happened last week, when they were...

PHOTOS: Jim Henson's Fantastic World

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Arts

With "The Muppets" receiving absolutely glowing reviews on, it looks as if Kermit and the gang are officially back in business after...

A Great New Kids' Book On The Creation Of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons

Monica Edinger | Posted 01.16.2012 | Books
Monica Edinger

Melissa Sweet's new children's book, Balloons over Broadway: The True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy's Parade, uses brilliant illustrations to help tell the story of character balloon inventor Tony Sarg, the man behind the iconic Thanksgiving parade.

King Kong Musical May Come To Broadway

Posted 12.20.2011 | Arts

'King King', the classic girl-meets-gorilla tale, is set to hit the Regent Theatre in Melbourne in early 2013 and may end up on Broadway later in the ...

'Being Elmo': An Interview with Director Constance Marks

Deborah Stambler | Posted 12.19.2011 | Women
Deborah Stambler

An interview with Constance Marks, director of a documentary on Kevin Clash, the creator of Elmo.

Actor Josh Hartnett Toys With Swordplay in Bunraku and Lives to Discuss It

Brad Balfour | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Through Bunraku, an archly-stylized swordplay fantasy, Josh Hartnett returns to the genre spotlight. This computer-enhanced tale revolves around a "Man with No Name," and draws heavily on Samurai and Western tropes in an alternate-world dystopia.

Giant Inflatable French Puppets Take Over Berlin (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

HuffPost Weird News | David Moye | Posted 11.12.2011 | Weird News

The French are known for their excellent food, great wine and wonderful art, but one thing the French do hands down better than anyone is make giant i...

On Libya and Liberty

Carol Smaldino | Posted 10.31.2011 | Politics
Carol Smaldino

When we vote or decide or discuss or debate, we are supposed to be informed. However, if we so often rely on superstitions and belief systems that don't work, how is there any truth at all?

Oh, Naughty Muppets. What Would Jim Henson Think of You Now?W

Erika Milvy | Posted 10.24.2011 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Stuffed and Unstrung would seem to be a born of the same zeitgeist that brought us Avenue Q; our desire to titter at the incongruity of naughty and innocent.

WATCH: Cookie Monster Covers Tom Waits

Posted 10.17.2011 | Comedy

Fans of gravelly-voiced crooner Tom Waits have probably noticed his vocal similarity to a certain Sesame Street star. Well, finally, one of them did s...

'Powhida' Mocks The Art Establishment

The Daily Beast | Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

Last night, William Powhida looked set to be the most annoying artist on the scene right now. At the opening of his show at the posh Marlborough Galle...

WATCH: Royal de Luxe Marionettes: Giant Puppets Take Their Performance To The Streets

Posted 09.28.2011 | Arts

Often called the Cirque de Soleil of puppetry, street theatre company Royal de Luxe is bring sexy back to the art of marionettes. Not only are their p...

WATCH: That's Vaginal!

Posted 08.27.2011 | Comedy

2011 has been the year of Bossypants and "Bridesmaids," which means a lot of people have lady stuff on the brain. How do we get women to spend money? ...

Behind the Scenes With Master Puppeteer, Blair Thomas

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 07.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

What Blair Thomas creates in his puppet theatre is nothing short of magical. Blair often does everything from puppet building, the costume creation, and music to the performances themselves.

Collaborations With a Sock Puppet and Why it Feeds My Art

Katherine Dunn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Katherine Dunn

When you sit down and begin talking to a puppet, it's a clean slate, much like a blank canvas. Puppets can teach, share love and fear, entertain or amuse, and sing out of key.

The Skinny: Wayne White's One Man Show At Los Angeles' Largo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Wayne White WHAT: You're Supposed To Act All Impressed WHERE: Largo At The Coronet 366 North La Cienega Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90048 WHE...

DVDs: Aaron Johnson Kicks Ass in Nowhere Boy

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It's a pretty dreadful idea: a biopic about John Lennon as a teenager. But the result -- Nowhere Boy -- is pretty darn good, if flawed.

Puppets Take Manhattan

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Newton

What's the deal with the puppets? Puppets, like cartoons, used to be for kids. But these days, they're more often conduits for high-brow visual lyricism. Clearly, we in New York are having a puppet moment.

PHOTOS: 9 Places To Watch Puppet Shows Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

"Nobody's looking for a puppeteer in today's wintry economic climate," complained the unemployed Craig Schwartz, the character portrayed by John Cusac...