Sesame Street Welcomes Two Black Muppets

Though Sesame Workshop (the non-profit behind the beloved TV show Sesame Street) continues to cast “a racially and ethnically diverse human cast,” it’s never directly addressed race or racism. This season, that changes with the introduction of two Black muppets, Wesley and Elijah Walker, who will have conversations about what it’s like to be Black in America. According to Time, “a 2019 study by Sesame …

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1. United Arab Emirates Aims to Colonize Mars by 2117 Potentially named City of Wisdom, a fully functioning outpost for 600,000 people on Mars is a new goal for the United Arab Emirates. And the target year happens to be 2117. Appropriately named “Mars 2117,” the project aims to be a multinational effort according to program director Saeed Gergawi. For such an effort to work, …

NYC’s New Permanent Jim Henson Exhibition

NYC’s Museum of the Moving Image has just announced their permanent exhibition of Jim Henson’s incredible work and legacy will be opening 22 July 2017. From character sketches to photos, puppet prototypes, behind-the-scenes footage and (of course) actual Muppets, the show is sure to delight. On display will be 47 original puppets—including Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Rowlf and Fraggle Cantus the Minstrel. Beyond “Sesame …