The art of puppetry has morphed over the years: from marionettes, to Muppets, to the dancing of shadows on far-away walls to Simon Morley's renowned stage show Puppetry of the Penis. But at the core, puppetry is the art of playing with and manipulating objects as extensions of oneself.
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A movie must be completed before its screened, right? Not according to Graphation.
Last night, in Downtown Los Angeles' Hive Gallery, the independent film group kickstarted their first installment of Works In Progress by presenting three unfinished films to an audience. The focus of the WIP seri ... More >>
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It's easy to get lost inside the pages of Jeremy A. Bastian's comic book Cursed Pirate Girl. The Michigan-based artist works with ink and a very fine brush to create panels ... More >>
When she was 12 years old, Beth Barrial had a life-changing experience in a park after dark with some friends.
"A scent passed me by that sparked a strange, unfocused memory from early childhood," she describes. "I had a sudden recollection of one perfect moment of joy and complete freedom, unfett ... More >>
Today, Marvel announced that L.A.-based writer Sam Humphries will be joining veteran comic book author Jonathan Hickman as co-writer of Ultimates, an alternate-universe version of the Avengers superhero team. Humphries will come on board with issue 10 of the Ultimate Comics series, set for release i ... More >>
Leslie KalohiAnand Wilder and Chris Keating rock out
Where: The Music Box
If you don't believe in magic, this is not the band for you. If you are unable to suspend disbelief for an evening, this is not the band for you. If you are unable to trust your imaginati ... More >>
The only Swedish chef we've known was all wispy eyebrows and mustache. He wore a flattened white toque tilted slightly to the right. He made meatballs, turtle soup, and frog legs. You couldn't understand most of what he said, but he was cute, strange, and creepy. At a time when New Nordic fare ... More >>
I have a vivid memory of seeing The Dark Crystal at a movie theater as a young child. It was beautiful and, at times, a little scary, but still completely captivating. Much of the otherworldly look of The Dark Crystal is attributed to Brian and Wendy Froud. Brian was the conceptual designer for the ... More >>
(All photos by Shannon Cottrell. Click images for entire Muppet (of Burlesque) slideshow.)
It's official; last night I saw my last burlesque show. Why the last? Well, because after enjoying a front row seat for a Muppets-themed striptease, nothing else compares. I'm talking an hour and a half of fe ... More >>