Ted Talks: Lemn Sissay: A Child of the State

Literature has long been fascinated with fostered, adopted and orphaned children, from Moses to Cinderella to Oliver Twist to Harry Potter. So why do many parentless children feel compelled to hide their pasts? Poet and playwright Lemn Sissay tells his own moving story. (Filmed at TEDxHousesofParliament.)

Top 5 Old Wise Dudes in the Movies: Rotten Tomatoes Show

In 1984's The Karate Kid, Pat Morita coached Ralph Macchio to success with "wax on, wax off," and other old guy wisdom, using karate the life of a young underdog. From Moses to Gandalf to a little green guy who speaks backwards, this week The Rotten Tomatoes Show names the Top 5 Old Wise Dudes in film.
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