Posts Tagged: the muppets

The Storming Bohemian Punks the Muse #24: Must I Be an Angry April Fool?

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When I attended professional acting school back in 1986 (the MFA program at UC Irvine, I proudly remark), I had a teacher ask me once, “Charles, are you able to feel any authentic emotion other than anger?” I paused for a bit and considered the question, before answering, truthfully, “No.

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Best Buds: Kermit the Frog and Jack White

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Earlier this year, we wrote about how The Muppets arranged a drum-off between Dave Grohl and Animal, and now, as the show nears its season finale, Jack White and Kermit the Frog belt out some tunes in Kermit’s car. Watch a preview of White’s appearance via Pitchfork, and catch the full performance on the show’s season finale, which aired last night.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

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It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Yumi Sakugawa

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Yumi Sakugawa discusses her latest book, Ikebana, discovering meditation, exploring blank spaces, and drawing a world of sentient oranges and one-eyed monsters. ...more

Muppet Lessons

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Breaking down the resolutions of three specific conflicts over the course of the “Classic Muppet years,” this article reveals examples for anyone attempting to preserve their art while also making money.

“…The lesson to take away from Henson’s management style is to freely and honestly give no for an answer, to listen well and then say it calmly but firmly, to protect the quality of your work.

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