“A Frog, a Banjo and an Indelible Message”

Vanity Fair takes a look at the making of “The Rainbow Connection.” “At first, Jim Henson was singing as Kermit in the recording booth—but something was missing. Then somebody present—Williams can’t remember who—asked Henson if perhaps Kermit should try a take. So Henson brought out the Kermit puppet—and […]

“Do You Sleep?”

At Gayly Dreadful, Sara Century writes about insomnia and her love of horror movies. “The first horror films I truly remember: Nightmare on Elm Street, The Kiss, Vamp, Hellraiser and Hellraiser II, The Hunger, and Waxwork. These selections I feel are specifically important, as they would be the […]

Villains Never Deserve It

What is it about self-destruction that is so compelling? It feels terrible on all the obvious levels, sure, but on some deep, barren, emotional plane where the wind howls endlessly through the stunted trees, it’s also terribly satisfying. Somehow it feels right, even when it clearly looks wrong. […]