Miss Piggy

6 February 2014 #451

Cover Story: Miss Piggy

Two big things are about to happen in Hollywood: 1) the Academy Awards and 2) the release of a new Muppet movie. This edition, Alan Attwood investigates the Academy’s disgraceful history of snubbing the Muppets and, in particular, the unforgivable overlooking of Muppet leading lady Miss Piggy. And, in the spirit of misery-Muppet Oscar the Grouch, our film editor Rebecca Harkins-Cross provides her own grouchy guide to this year’s Academy Awards.

Also in this edition:

Anthony Carew chats with experimental composer/pop artist Julia Holter; Paul Donoughue talks phone-hacking and philosophy with Alain de Botton; Glenn Dunks investigates why international award-winning Australian films struggle in cinemas back home; and, in ‘Roving Eye’, we present images of daily life in Kabul.

This edition’s ‘Vendor Profile’ is Renae from Adelaide. And we have ‘Streetsheet’ contributions from Diane and Tanya H in Sydney and Ken in Melbourne. There’s some info, too, on our upcoming Melbourne Barefoot Bowls fundraiser. We’ve roped in Clare Bowditch, Tim Rogers and Mick Thomas and the Roving Commission to perform live on 2 March. More info here trybooking.com/cieb.

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