Half a decade ago, I spent a year volunteering at the Emma Center, an anarchist community center in south Minneapolis that shared a bathroom with a puppet studio. The puppetmaster, Dhann Pulnau, occupied a tiny space, which was cramped and filled with his creations. They hung from the ceilings and the walls and lay in neat groupings on the floor. Every few days Pulnau, bearded, dreadlocked, and barefoot, would lead a small group of grade school students into the studio. He would then spend several hours expounding on his passion for puppets, demonstrating how to fashion expressive, fully articulated creatures out of paper... More >>>