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Amanda Palmer Digs Deep in New York ‘Warm-Up’ Show

This was Amanda Palmer’s TED Talk—if she had three hours and no rules. Palmer swept up a packed house at Joe’s Pub, bursting into new songs, some oldies, and taking time (lots of it) to talk to an audience that hung on to every word—no matter how hard it was to listen at moments—for just […]

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Laurie Anderson, Neil Gaiman Talk Muppets, ‘Omens’ and Virtual Reality

“Old Muppets are really scary,” said Neil Gaiman, recalling a 2002 stay at Jim Henson’s old home in Hampstead, England with longtime collaborator Dave McKean (Mirrormask, “The Wolves in the Walls”) that left him forever spooked by the man-made “creatures.” The author found a box of Henson’s old Muppets in the basement, and picked out a […]