The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Generation X

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The Muppets taught us to think for ourselves, innovate, follow our dreams and make the world a better place.

Head over to Salon to learn how the Muppets helped shape a generation of artists and businesspeople, and taught 50 million Americans growing up in the 70s and 80s the value of creativity.


Marisa Siegel lives, writes, & edits in Evanston, IL. She holds an MFA in Poetry from Mills College in Oakland, CA. Her essay “Inherited Anger” appears in the anthology Burn It Down (Seal Press, 2019) & her debut poetry chapbook, Fixed Stars, is out now from Burrow Press. Poems have recently appeared or are soon forthcoming in Voicemail Poems, Hobart, Autofocus, & Sweet: A Literary Confection. She is senior acquiring editor for trade at Northwestern University Press, & editor-at-large for The Rumpus. Follow her on Twitter at @marisasaystweet & on Instagram at @marisaemily. More from this author →