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  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Five reasons we can't let Big Bird go on food stamps

    At Wednesday's debate, Mitt Romney casually said that if he's elected president, he'll cut funding to PBS -- and he specifically mentioned Big Bird seconds later. Fowl play! That was a serious harsh to the eight-foot tall, loveable yellow bird that has spent his entire career on Sesame Street, educa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    What's in your bag? A rubber flamingo, catnip and more!

    While many are counting the days until fall, others are still reveling in summer's glory. Catie Long is one of those. We spotted her on South Broadway, where her fashions were a definite standout. Find out more about Long's funky, vintage street style straight ahead. See also: What's in your bag? G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Sesame Street's five best musical cameos

    Elvis is everywhere​Elvis Costello finally made his Sesame Street appearance last week with a number-orientated rendition of "(The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes." The show is a well-tread, 42-year-old road that has included a charmingly sweet Tony Bennett, an unexpectedly fitting LL Cool J, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Five new Muppets that Sesame Street should create to teach kids about food issues

    Sesame Street, the show that has taught several generations of suburban white kids how to ask where the potty is in Spanish, is introducing a new Muppet this Sunday in a special episode about hunger, sponsored by Wal-Mart. Lily, the "food-insecure" Muppet, is seven years old, pink-faced, dressed in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2010

    Cora Vette exposes her plans for tonight's Naughty Noel burlesque show

    Cora Vette's having lots of fun this Christmas.​Cora Vette (aka Reyna Von Vett) never knows what'll come out of Santa's mouth. "It's usually dirty," she says. "And then I yell at him, and then he goes to the bar and drinks. "Lecherous Mr. Claus," she concludes. Burlycute veterans might remem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    Rosa Linda's reopens today in time for breakfast

    ​The Aguirre family was not having a good month. They'd temporarily closed the 25-year-old Rosa Linda's Mexican Cafe -- once the only restaurant in what's now a hot-hot area of Highland -- on September 20, hoping to do a week or so of much needed mechanical updates. But at the start of this we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2010

    The Muppets cover "Dust in the Wind." Here's five more songs we'd like to see 'em tackle.

    You know the world is going to shit when the Muppets have to step up and offer commentary about something. In the case of this video, we have to admit, we agree with the underlying sentiments. In case you haven't seen yet: Beaker's delicate and inspirational attempt at Kansas' "Dust in the Wind," ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 4, 2008

    Neighborhood Watch

    Avenue Q arrives at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House.

  • Calendar

    January 17, 2008

    Parental Warning

    Circus Incognitus is a kid's show with a twist.

  • Music

    May 4, 2000

    Notes From the Underground

    Local artists come out from wherever they are.

  • Calendar

    September 3, 1998

    Night & Day

    September 3 - 9, 1998

  • News

    August 9, 1995