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Calendar, Night&Day Heroes, Villains, and Puppets

Heroes, Villains, and Puppets

Aptly, the final film in the “From Muppets to Metal” series is Jim Henson’s Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, which, despite its homespun title, satisfies both ends of the spectrum. If you saw the original in 1977, you already know about…
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Music, All Shook Down

The Five Weirdest Movie Performances By Rock Musicians

Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging…
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News, The Snitch Paul Williams Booked For Arson Following Yesterday's Tenderloin Blaze

Paul Williams Booked For Arson Following Yesterday's Tenderloin Blaze

TenderblogPaul Williams is accused of being a very bad neighbor​Paul Williams, a 64-year-old resident at 550 Leavenworth, has been arrested and charged with igniting a fire that gutted the apartment building. The Sunday morning two-alarm fire damaged nine units of…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sold, Soul, Rock, Roll

Sold, Soul, Rock, Roll

The '70s suck — Journey and disco are the devil’s spawn. The '70s rock — God save Queen, Bowie, and Springsteen. In which category does songwriter Paul Williams belong? Cursed be the man who penned the execrable Three Dog Night…
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Calendar, Night&Day Otter Pop

Otter Pop

Somewhere, Jim Henson is smiling. Twenty years after his death, so-called children’s entertainment — especially animation, in all its variations — has been thoroughly accepted as a serious art form. Of course, plenty of TV viewers and moviegoers recognized Henson’s…
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Music, <i>Crawdaddy!</i> Rock

Crawdaddy! Rock

Current readers of Perez Hilton, Pitchfork, and the like take a pound of salt when perusing the hyperbole that accompanies positive decrees for new bands. But such fervor and flag-planting has always co-existed with rock criticism. Take this example: "There's…
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Second Time Around

Phantom of the Paradise This 1974 film, the high point of Brian De Palma's career, reworks The Phantom of the Opera as rock musical, scoring many satiric points along the way while alienating its intended youth-market audience. A sometime satirist,…
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