Martin Luther King and the Great Hopscotch Leap


“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Echoes of Incarceration

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From the folks at Sesame Street, an eye-opening look at the lives of 5 young filmmakers whose parents are incarcerated.

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

Hell Yeah, Christmas Is About Toys and That’s Not a Bad Thing

There are many, many reasons for the holiday season, but, just because commercialization is gross, that doesn’t mean that we should forget how positive and constructive toys can be in the right hands.

That Time Snuffleupagus Made Me Uncool

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Aaron W. Voyles looks at how even small childhood experiences influence masculinity.

Top 5 Things I’ve Learned from ‘Sesame Street’

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‘Sesame Street’ is Celebrating Their 45th Anniversary this week. James Halcomb talks about what boys learn by watching this classic show from his childhood.

Sesame Street Meets Star Wars

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What do you get when you cross Jim Henson and George Lucas? The brilliant parody “Star S’Mores.”

5 Ways To Talk To Your Kids About Death


Big Bird has some surprising sage advice for talking to kids about death.

Awesome Sesame Street Video: Lord of the Crumbs

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When Sesame Street met Lord of the Rings a wonderful thing happened. They got crumbs everywhere.

Your Dad Is In Jail. You Are Not Alone.

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Veronica Grace talks about the challenges of raising two sons while their father was in jail.

Sesame Street Addresses Parents and Incarceration

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Sesame Street tackles more than the ABCs and 123s with a new educational outreach program for children.

Ranking the Best and Worst of PBS Kids

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Patrick Wensink shares the agony and ecstasy of exclusive kids television programming from PBS Kids

Supreme Court, Don’t Be Afraid to Act on Marriage Equality

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Sean Davis is white heterosexual male from a small town who spent 14 years in the military under Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. And here is why he is passionately pro marriage equality.

Open Thread: Who Was Your Favorite Muppet?


Every kid had a favorite. Who was yours?

Another Kid? Sigh…Elmo why?

Elmo and Deputy Secretary of Defence

It is clear that Kevin Clash is far from vindicated. He has lost his wonderful career as Elmo’s puppeteer, and his reputation has been forever marred. No matter what happened, this is a horrible and very sad situation.

Elmo is Innocent (or Why Some People Lie)


We are quick to judge celebrities, politicians, and public figures based on gossip. We are quick to convict based on a few paragraphs we read online or in the paper. Meanwhile, their life is destroyed.

Is the Mitt Romney ‘Big Bird Outrage’ Justified?

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Liam Day adds some much-needed logical thinking to the debate about whether Mitt Romney wants to kill off Big Bird.