Author Archives: Max

‘Richard Hunt at Teletape Studios’

Place is such an important part of a life. The NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project has done a lovely article about Richard Hunt and the former Sesame Street studios in Manhattan, based largely on my work. You can check it … Continue reading

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Jane Hunt 1928-2019

Richard Hunt’s amazing mom Jane died earlier this week, just a month short of her 91st birthday. She was a wonderful lady and a big part of why he was such a great performer and kind person. She was also … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Richard Hunt!

Celebrating Richard Hunt’s birthday, as ever, by working on his biography. Here’s a character who was a stand-in for Hunt himself in the early days of The Muppet Show: Scooter, a young, eager apprentice who quickly made himself an indispensible … Continue reading

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Celebrating Stonewall 50: Two New Reviews!

My two new reviews in the Indypendent highlight how the LGBT movement is looking back at its history — and looking forward at the same time. “Gay Old Brooklyn” is a review of Hugh Ryan’s new book When Brooklyn Was … Continue reading

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New Essay in Puppetry International!

So proud of my new piece, “Doing Good Work: Visiting the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference” in the latest Puppetry International! The narrative nonfiction piece gives you a sneak peek at what’s happening now in puppetry, as well as how contemporary … Continue reading

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