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Maurice Sendak

'Where The Wild Moms Are' Gives Classic Kids' Book A Parenting Twist

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 04.15.2016 | Parents

U.K. mom Katie Blackburn loves Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are so much that she named her son after the protagonist Max. Now she's paying t...

Closing the Empathy Gap

George Heymont | Posted 03.03.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

As technology allows us to erect more and more electronic barriers around us, the value of removing one's earbuds and looking up from one's smartphone becomes increasingly important. Some people understand how to use new technology while others remain decidedly unclear on the concept.

Why These Teachers Are Assigning Banned Books

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Svokos | Posted 09.26.2014 | Home

While some parents want certain books removed from schools, teachers are remembering the important reasons to keep them in the classroom. This week...

Conundrums of Our Complex Minds and World

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 10.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Our human minds often complicate simple matters and simplify complex ones. Take the example of the stock market. It goes up until it goes down. But ...

Reading Captain Underpants

Lori Day | Posted 05.12.2014 | Parents
Lori Day

I'm all for helping kids find their passions in books. It's about what gets your child to not hear you when you announce that dinner is ready. It's not about title dropping.

Where the Wild Things Are Turns 50: The Child's Journey, the Memory of JFK and What Sendak Taught Us

Pam Allyn | Posted 02.01.2014 | Home
Pam Allyn

Let the power of this book continue to resonate, even as we face all sorts of new wild things in our own lives, in the American landscape, and around the world. Let us make the hot suppers for each other.

5 Things You Didn't Know About Maurice Sendak

| Posted 10.22.2013 | Home

By Nathan Rostron for Bookish Monday night I was in reader heaven: listening to one of my favorite authors talk about another of my favorite author...

Let's Get Lost for the Memories (Pura Vida)

Aaron Caleb Bardo | Posted 11.04.2013 | Travel
Aaron Caleb Bardo

Travelers are a bit egocentric: We put our journeys ahead of time. We put life above because as far as we know, as far as Sendak knew, we've only got one -- too short to be confined to memory.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: NYC Fringe Festival, Sandcastle Competition in Rockaways

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Popcorn Preview: Far Out Isn't Far Enough

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2012) Cast includes: Tomi Ungerer, Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer Writer/Director: Brad Bernste...

WATCH: Unreleased Maurice Sendak Interview Becomes Cool Animation

Posted 06.10.2013 | Home

On the occasion of what would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday, Blank on Blank has released an animation produced in collaboration with PBS Di...

11 Fantastic Maurice Sendak Quotes

Posted 06.10.2013 | Home

Today, as Google has already noted, would have been Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday. When he died, we compiled a list of our favorite spiky Sendak quot...

Google Goes 'Where The Wild Things Are'

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 06.10.2013 | Technology

When it comes to Doodles, Google has a soft spot for children's illustrators. The search giant celebrated beloved children's book author Maurice Senda...

LOOK: Kafka For Kids

Matthue Roth | Posted 08.05.2013 | Home
Matthue Roth

A boy who changes into a giant insect. Talking jaguars who debate the philosophical implications of hunting -- and then go hunting anyway. A girl who runs away and becomes the leader of a group of monsters. That's the Kafka my kids discovered and made me realize the scariness, and the beauty, that had been there all along.

Magpies and Wild Things

Tom Healy | Posted 07.17.2013 | Home
Tom Healy

According to an old superstition, it matters how many magpies you see. Because they eat and chatter together and because they are monogamous and have one mate for life, it's bad luck to see just one.

IMAGES: Artists Create Stunning Tribute To Maurice Sendak

Posted 05.02.2013 | Home

As a tribute to the late Maurice Sendak, some of the best-loved children's illustrators in America are donating original work to be auctioned at BookE...

Interview With Vendela Vida About Always Apprentices

Nicki Richesin | Posted 06.19.2013 | Home
Nicki Richesin

It may come as something of a surprise that Vendela Vida doesn't have access to the internet at her home, but make no mistake, she's very connected.

Parents Work to Create a School In Memory of Maurice Sendak

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.14.2013 | Parents
Rocco Staino

Due to the efforts of a group of Brooklyn parents, when PS 118 in Brooklyn opens next September, it will welcome students to a school named in honor of Maurice Sendak.

NYC to Name School in Honor of Maurice Sendak

Rocco Staino | Posted 04.13.2013 | Home
Rocco Staino

Maurice Sendak, the famed children's book author and illustrator, who passed away on May 7th will be memorialized with a public school named in his honor.

Best New Books Out This Week

| Posted 04.06.2013 | Home

Originally published by Publishers Weekly This week, Maurice Sendak's final book, body snatchers, and two books of poetry. Plus: a Woody Guthrie no...

Rare Edition Of 'Where The Wild Things Are' Heads To Auction

Posted 01.09.2013 | Arts

A rare first edition of "Where The Wild Things Are," signed and inscribed with a drawing by Maurice Sendak, heads to auction later this month. "20th C...

PHOTOS: Maurice Sendak's Illustrations From 'The Nutcracker'

Posted 11.17.2012 | Home

We know it's a bit early to be thinking about Christmas (Thanksgiving hasn't even passed yet!), but we can't help but get excited when we think about ...

The Most Extensive Exhibit Of Maurice Sendak's Artwork Arrives

The Huffington Post | Hallie Sekoff | Posted 06.13.2012 | Home

Maurice Sendak helped elevate children's literature into an artistic form capable of grappling with the universal complexities of how we think, imagin...

Debut Children's Book Author Stephen Colbert's Book Signing

Monica Edinger | Posted 07.13.2012 | Home
Monica Edinger

But while those waiting for Rowling's finale were both children and adults, those waiting for Colbert were almost exclusively adults, most of whom I'd venture to guess had never been there before.

The Best Late Night Clips of the Week (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Matt Wilstein | Posted 07.12.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

From the moment Joe Biden opened his mouth on Meet the Press, this week was all about gay marriage. Once President Obama made his big announcement on Wednesday afternoon, it was all anyone in the media could talk about.