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  • Arts and Kroffts How Sid and Marty Krofft Turned Low-Rent Giant Puppets and Crappy Matte Shots Into Television Magic by Christine “Superchick” James
  • “Birdy”-Brain The Fowl-Minded Genius of “Dirdy Birdy” Animator John R. Dilworth You can’t throw an Aeon Flux action figure without hitting an animated short permeated with too-hip dadaism, detached nihilism, ribald gross-out gags or graphic ultraviolence. (Plus, there’s an inherent danger ...
  • Scary Grossmas A Revolting Toy Round-Up — Just in Time for the Holidays Move over, fake vomit and dog doo (and as far away from me as possible, please!). The new millennium has much more to offer in the way of putrid playthings ...
  • Get a Piece of the “Rock” Blast from the Past: “Schoolhouse Rock” Released on DVD Like many of my 30something compatriots, I’m prone to approach pals with the hypothetical scenario, “Hi. Suppose you’re going nut-gathering. Your buddy wants to know where and when. Use an adverb and ...
  • Hole Ordeal Jaye Davidson Has Ring Around the Wardrobe One part of Jaye Davidson’s anatomy took moviegoers by surprise in “The Crying Game.” Now another part has shocked wardrobers on “Stargate.” “He had nipple rings,” says costume designer Joseph Porro. “No one told ...

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