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  • Five things to know about Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets
    Five things to know about Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets
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    Jim Henson (September 24, 1936-May 16, 1990) was an American puppeteer and creator of the Muppets. Originally from Mississippi, he created his first Muppet in 1955. It turned out to be the prototype for his most famous Muppet: Kermit the Frog.

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  • Cats 2019 – In cinemas December 20
    Cats 2019 – In cinemas December 20
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    In the UK, there is a saying about Marmite – either you love it, or you hate it. One can say the same about the musical Cats. People often have strong opinions about the show. The trailer for the film adaptation came out last week, and, like Will Smith’s Genie in Aladdin, people seemed horrified at the use of CGI.

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  • Treasures from trash – sea glass
    Treasures from trash – sea glass
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    There is a very popular activity for Americans who go to the beach and it’s not collecting seashells! It’s collecting sea glass. Almost every coastline in the world has beaches with sea glass, making the hobby very easy and cheap – you only need a bag and time (and sunscreen!).

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  • Captain Marvel and International Women’s Day
    Captain Marvel and International Women’s Day
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    Americans love superheroes. They love movies about them, TV shows about them, comic books about them, etc. There were nine films about superheroes in 2018 alone! From 2019-2022, there are over 40 superhero films scheduled. Why?

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  • Michael Jackson, 10 years later
    Michael Jackson, 10 years later
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    Michael Jackson was an indisputable musical genius and artist who led a troubled life. He traveled with his family while they were on tour and was put on stage to lead The Jackson Five when he was just five years old. For a moment, can you put yourself in his 5-year-old-child shoes and imagine the things he saw and heard?

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