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Why I've never seen a 'Star Wars' movie

Yes, I've never seen even a few minutes of a "Star Wars" movie. I know, it's one of the most popular series of all time — a franchise that could be worth an estimated $10 billion to its parent company, Disney — spawning an industry of merchandise and becoming a pop-culture phenomenon that persists …

The Jim Henson Company and Craig Ferguson bringing ‘Top Puppet’ to NBC!

A new competitive reality game show where some amazing puppet masters build and compete for the best puppet act is coming to NBC in the form of <b>Top</b> …

We Asked Adults The Top 10 Children’s Books That Changed Their Lives

The other day, I asked my friends on Facebook which children’s books made the biggest impact in their lives, and I was surprised with the number of …

Jim Henson Teaches Us How To Make A Muppet In 1969

In this video from 1969, Muppets creator Jim Henson and Don Sahlin teach you how to make and breathe life into your very own puppet fashioned from …

The Crayola Crayon Story

It's now a childhood classic, but the modern Crayola crayon has roots in the same company where carbon black was made for car tires at the turn of …

Day Care

A New Era: The Jim Henson Company Is Making Big Bird’s Fingers 15 Times Longer So That He Can Point At Children From Farther Away

Ever since <i>Sesame Street</i> first hit the airwaves in 1969, it’s been enchanting kids and parents alike with its irresistible blend of heart, whimsy, and …

Pop Culture

Creating Programming Curriculum

<i>For the past two weeks we've been lucky to have two teachers from Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland in residence with us. Over the next</i> …

NBC announces premiere dates for 'The Voice,' new fall series

The fall TV schedule came into clearer focus on Wednesday as NBC announced premiere dates for returning shows "The Voice" and "Superstore" along with newcomers to its programming slate.<p>Durable singing competition "The Voice" will embark on its 11th season on Monday, Sept. 19, followed by two …

‘Superstore’ & ‘The Voice’ to Air During 2016 Summer Rio Olympics on NBC – Variety

NBC is capitalizing off of its biggest programming event of the year — the Olympics — by airing new episodes of “Superstore” and “The Voice” during …

TV

CBC Books

Host Shelagh Rogers speaks with iconic Canadian authors and rising literary stars about the stories and ideas that intrigue and inspire them.

Sesame Street's Grover Is Rooting For Team Refugee At The Olympics

This year, for the first time ever, the Olympics will feature a team entirely consisting of refugees who don't have countries to compete for. Amid …

What's a Jellicle Cat? Randy Rainbow Finds Out on the Street!

The first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Cats, returned to the Neil Simon Theatre last week, and the though famous …

A Day In the Life of a Broadway Intern

Theatre isn’t just about performing. There are tons of jobs that make theatre happen from offstage. These interns explored the business side of the …

Times Square

New Stephen Sondheim Musical Being Developed by Public Theater

The latest musical from Stephen Sondheim is expected to play the Public Theater in 2017, the composer recently revealed during a conversation at the …

Stephen Sondheim Discusses New Musical Based on Bunuel, Premiering in 2017

As reported yesterday by BroadwayWorld, composer/lyricist confirm that his new musical, a collaboration with bookwriter David Ives based on two films …

Stephen Sondheim

Kano's DIY computer kit is going on sale at Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble

A Kickstarter project reaches the pinnacle of retail<p>Kano, a simple computer kit which began as a Kickstarter project three years ago, has gone on to become a bona fide hit. It raised 15 times more than its goal and has shipped over 100,000 kits to customers in countries around the world. Today it’s …

Kano inks deal with Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble to sell DIY computer kit

In 2013, Kano debuted its Raspberry Pi-powered DIY computer kit on Kickstarter, with an aim to get kids pumped about coding and computing. Since then, it has raised more than $1.5 million from Kickstarter backers, and its kits will soon be available at Toys R Us and Barnes & Noble.<p>The kit includes …

Raspberry Pi

Scientists have discovered why snakes are so long - and it could help humans with spinal injuries

Snakes owe their long, slithery bodies to a single gene, research has shown. The Oct4 gene regulates stem cells and affects the growth of the middle …

Actually, There's No Such Thing as a Fish, Say Cladists

Wtf.<p>Fish. They seem so innocent and harmless. But secretly, they're subverting scientific law and order.<p>That's according to a group of scientists …

Weird Al: Prince 'always said no' to parody songs

Weird Al Yankovic, the undisputed king of song parodies who has been spoofing radio hits since he was a teenager, usually has artists tell him …

Kurt Cobain

The sky is (literally) falling on Jupiter's most hellish moon

You're a Jovian lunar explorer in the year 2200. You've piloted your lander to the surface of Io, the smallest and innermost of Jupiter's four largest moons. Genetically modified to survive even the most hellish environments, you move to the door of your craft, unlatch it, and allow it to clank …

Create your own backyard geodesic dome with these super affordable DIY kits

In 1951, Buckminster Fuller patented the efficient, resilient geodesic dome, and companies today are still drawing inspiration from his work. …

The Inventing Room Launches "Science of Ice Cream" Classes for Kids

The playful Ballpark dessert emporium, the Inventing Room announced a series of four complimentary cooking demonstrations just for kids. To break up the ebb the flow of summer vacation, chef Ian Kleinman plans to cultivate excitement around the scientific side of cooking.<p>"The goal is to get kids …

The best new children’s books for the summer

There is no need for a summer reading slump this year: July’s new crop offers everything from the thoughtful and transporting to the bed-wettingly funny.<p>Tom McLaughlin’s picture book <b>Up, Up and Away</b> (Bloomsbury) is the story of curious Orson, who is making a planet. But can he tend it successfully – …

Books

Storytelling for the Best. Case Studies. Ever. | Digital Marketing Geek

When she checked in at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, she couldn’t believe she had forgotten her shoes back home! The guest called the online shoe store …

9/11 Musical 'Come From Away' Heads to Broadway in February 2017

Canadian musical follows the Newfoundland town where 38 planes were re-routed during 2001 terrorist attacks<p>Broadway will welcome a new musical, “Come …

The Best Reveal in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Is the One About the Hogwarts Express

Everyone shut up, sit down, and let me tell you about the best part of <i>Harry Potter and the Cursed Child</i>. It involves a character you have probably …

Books

Sad 'Potter' is ending? Consider these magical books

<b>(CNN) —</b> Yes, J.K. Rowling has said "Harry Potter" is done, but take heart. There are other books that might solve your need for more magic.<p>With the London stage debut and publication of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child," Rowling has said Harry Potter's story is complete.<p>"He goes on a very big …

Books

Sesame Street has canned its veteran human characters. I'm heartbroken

I spent my formative years watching Sesame Street obsessively. If such a thing existed, my preschool-aged self would have been High Priestess of the Jim Henson oeuvre.Even as an adult, my favorite number is still six – that was Bert’s favorite number, and his declaration of this fact came with a …

Sesame Street

The Jim Henson Company Partners With Narrativia To Develop “Wee Free Men” As Feature Film

Award winning screenwriter Rhianna Pratchett, daughter of Sir Terry Pratchett, will pen the adaptation<p><b>HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (July 19, 2016)</b> – The Jim …