Video link. Jim Henson teaches viewers how to make puppets from tennis balls, spoons, socks, cardboard tubes, envelopes, and other common household items. Lots of interesting commentary on puppet aesthetics and utility, too! Hearing his voice, which isn't a stretch from Kermit's, is always a treat.
It's getting difficult to like anything. Or rather, it's getting difficult to be a vocal fan of anything. In recent years, every aspect of entertainment has become as polarized as our political discourse. With warring encampments of fans waging flame wars on Reddit and Twitter, declaring yourself an admirer of something—usually science fiction—is tantamount to… READ THE REST
I walked into my pro wrestling fandom without any illusions of legitimacy about the "sport." I didn't become a wrestling fan until I reached the world-weary age of 13. So much of wrestling's cartoony presentation in the late 80s and early 90s kept me at arm's length, and it wasn't until the product garbed itself… READ THE REST
Six years ago, Wanda Dench accidentally sent a Thanksgiving invite to seventeen-year-old Jamal Hinton, thinking it was her grandchild. Jamal pointed out the mistake but asked to join anyway, and Wanda agreed, saying "that's what grandmas do… feed everyone!" The pair met up for the holiday and the story, for one reason or another, went… READ THE REST
As the weather warms up, things tend to get more pungent, shall we say. One wrong move and the fridge gets left wide open, and you're stuck with a house that smells like trash and broken dreams. Even if something so drastic doesn't happen, smells pile up quickly, and it's challenging to part ways with them.… READ THE REST
Nearly everyone has scrolled through Instagram only to find an ad for the hotel they were just talking about 10 minutes earlier. Whether it was just a coincidence or you were "being listened to" is always up for debate. Still, it's hard not to feel uneasy knowing someone or something is potentially using your info to manipulate… READ THE REST
Even with today's massive array of innovative gizmos and gadgets at your disposal, getting your hands on professional-grade tech for your home can be a little tricky, not to mention quite expensive. And if you've ever searched for quality audio tools for your home studio, you likely have experienced this frustration. Whether you write and record your own… READ THE REST