Premiere: “Second Nature” by Thin Lear

Dejected puppets and daydreams in this music video made with Moscow-based artist FaceHeads

New Queens-based band Thin Lear, headed by Matt Longo, requested the talents of Renaissance man FaceHeads (aka Moscow-based artist Dmitry Kopytin) to create visuals for their song “Second Nature.” The carefully produced light classic rock tune is assembled from “half-thoughts and the repetition of words that keep changing their meaning, to replicate the way memories are constantly taking on different meaning,” Longo tells CH. Leaving …

Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared + Lazy Oaf

The dark puppet series gets transformed into apparel, with inside references galore

Yellow Guy, Red Guy and Duck Guy: the adorable, innocuous-looking puppets of the darkly humorous original series “Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared” have become YouTube stars by taking viewers on unexpected “educational” journeys that go awry—involving bloody animal gizzards and catchy musical numbers. (This one is definitely not for the kids). In just five episodes, each of which explores subjects ranging from the internet to …

Conventional Wisdom: 37th Vent Haven Ventriloquist Convention

The third installment of Arthur Drooker's photo series on convention attendees

Photographer Arthur Drooker has already taken us on eccentric adventures within the World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships and the annual assembling of the Association of Lincoln Presenters. Drooker’s been swinging by a hand-picked selection of the convention industry’s oddest, while compiling images for his new book-in-progress Conventional Wisdom. The next stop is the Cincinnati Airport Marriott Hotel for the 37th Vent Haven Convention, which …