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What Julia, The Autistic Muppet Can Do

Julia, the autistic Muppet

Julia, the autistic Muppet

Sesame Street recently introduced a new character — Julia, the autistic Muppet.

Sarah believes this character has the potential to both create a lot of understanding and save a lot of people from a lot of pain.

To read why, head over to The Establishment to read her essay on Julia by clicking here.

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Why The Ultimate Fighter Is Tired Now

The Ultimate Fighter

The Ultimate Fighter

The 25th edition of TUF, The Ultimate Fighter, concluded in July and with it came the realization that this reality television program about mixed martial arts is getting a little stale.

There are a number of reasons why this is the case and Sarah explained some of them in a story for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Why Julia, Sesame Street’s New Autistic Muppet, Is Valuable

Julia, Sesame Street's autistic Muppet

Julia, Sesame Street’s autistic Muppet

Sesame Street has just introduced a new autistic Muppet character named Julia.

There are a number of reasons why this new character is valuable. For one, it will better enlighten non-autistics on how to share the world with autistic persons. Likely more important, though, it will give autistic persons a valuable reference tool to help them navigate the world.

Using television characters as guides to navigating the real world can be an uneven pursuit.

Sarah explained why in her debut post for Vox’s “First Person” section.

To read the full story go here.

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Train Like A Power Ranger

Power Rangers

Power Rangers

The actors who played the power rangers in the recently released tv-to-film adaptation Power Rangers come by their physically demanding ninja skills quite genuinely.

Sarah tracked the various rangers’ workouts for an Asian World Of Martial Arts piece.

To read it go here.

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Robin Black Exits The Fight Network

Robin Black

Robin Black

Expert MMA analyst, occasional glam rocker and friend to the Risky Fuel household Robin Black was recently let go from his job at The Fight Network in a massive purge at the station.

We have reason to believe Black will land on his feet after this, though.

Sarah explained why in a piece for Fightland.

To read it click here.

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Serious Analysis Of The People’s Elbow And Other Wrestling Moves

The Rock starts the people's elbow

The Rock starts the people’s elbow

The People’s Elbow, the signature finishing move performed by occasional grappler/full-time movie star The Rock, is one of the most electrifying moves in all of pro wrestling.

But why is it so effective?

Sarah tried to apply a certain amount of science to this and other pro wrestling finishers in a piece for Fightland.

To read the story click here.

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Anticipating Iron Fist

Iron Fist

Iron Fist

In the grand scheme of things Iron Fist is probably the least effective of the Marvel-Netflix “New Defenders” properties (Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist).

That said, the amount of martial arts training the Iron Fist cast was putting in during shooting was cause for excitement among fans in the lead-up to the show’s release.

Sarah wrote about why in a piece for Asian World Of Martial Arts.

To read it go here.

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