Posts Tagged: Muppets

FUNNY WOMEN: Other Contenders for 2017’s Word of the Year

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Fückit: When you’ve had enough, more than enough, but somehow enough is never enough, and I put wine in my cereal now.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Wanting To Dance

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It just felt so comfortable to slide back into singing, “She Loves You,” and know for that moment, everything was the same.

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On My Way to Where the Air Is Sweet

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Manzano’s gift to us, the power of her presence, lies in the fullness of Maria’s humanity. While still being proudly brown and representing Nuyorican excellence in all its glory, Maria never became a caricature, never boxed herself into the facile images of Latinos that American television sometimes still offers up. She slipped easily in and […]

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Art and Money and Muppets

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Because it taught children across the country, Henson became a household name, and through Sesame Street toys, Henson became a millionaire….However, licensing toys, to Henson, felt like selling out. The cage-match-to-the-death between art and business can be brutal, but Muppet-master Jim Henson seemed to broker a level of peace between the two. In a Longreads highlight, Elizabeth […]

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A Chik-Fil-A Flap Roundup

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Sorry. I couldn’t resist the chance to make a bad joke. I tried to work people having beef with the company into the title but it was too cumbersome. Anyway, if you haven’t heard (and I don’t know how you haven’t, honestly), the folks who own and run Chik-Fil-A are conservative Christians who “support the […]

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