In a statement posted to their Facebook Page, Sesame Workshop responded to a petition created by Illinois resident Lair Scott calling for Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie to be married on the children's program.
Just shy of two years ago, comedian Marc Maron hit a real low. "W-T-F"-–a not so radio-friendly acronym pretty much summed up his life at that point: No job, a recent and costly divorce and thoughts of suicide.
American journalist Steve Zind wanted to find out more about his Iranian heritage. To trace his family roots, he met with the 95-year-old patriarch and keeper of the Zand family history, himself a descendent of an 18th century Persian ruler.
Despite efforts to demobilize paramilitary groups in Colombia, the country is still one of the most violent in the world. The danger is especially high for journalists who dare to report on Colombia’s powerful criminals and drug gangs, many of which are controlled by former paramilitary fighters.