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‘They’re puppets!’: why the US right loves to hate Sesame Street

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It’s not unusual for Ted Cruz to levy a dyspeptic jeremiad against “government propaganda” or denigrate his political enemies as “petty authoritarians who would deny you the right to make your own medical choices” or ...

Sex: Unzipped review – perverse Sesame Street is a TV disgrace

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I blame myself, really. I have made repeated pleas in these pages that British people be entirely kept away from any shows about sex or anything remotely sex-adjacent, because of our inability to face cameras or genit...

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for sweet potato mochi with black sesame sauce

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When I think of food that “sparks joy”, to borrow the phrase of a well-known house organiser, I don’t think of multicoloured cakes or the smoke and dance of Mexican restaurant sizzlers. It’s the fun, playful chewiness...

New Sesame Street song supports Asian American children struggling with bullying

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With anti-Asian hate crimes rising across the US, Sesame Street has offered its support to any Asian American children struggling with being bullied with a new song: Proud of Your Eyes. In the video released by the be...

Open sesame! 10 tempting tahini recipes, from super salad dressing to delicious blondies

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The biggest challenge of compiling a tahini recipe roundup is avoiding cutting and pasting the output of Yotam Ottolenghi. That man, simply put, is a tahini machine. He stuffs it into everything: tahini peas, tahini s...

‘Big Bird Bandits’: two men arrested and charged after alleged Sesame Street costume theft

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The “Big Bird Bandits” who allegedly stole a Sesame Street costume from a circus in Adelaide have been tracked down and charged. The 213cm-tall bright yellow Big Bird costume reportedly made of ostrich feathers – val...

Sesame Street to Bugbears: the kids’ TV that challenges racism

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Sesame Street has always been great at introducing children to difficult subjects. When cast member Will Lee died in 1982, it dedicated a show to exploring the notion of grief. In 2019, it told the story of Karli, a g...