| Nov 7, 2013
Let the wild rumpus start!
Wild things are taking over New Britain Museum of American Art. Visitors can roar their terrible roars, gnash their terrible teeth, roll their terrible eyes, show their terrible claws and even draw on the walls.
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:40 PM
In a collaborative comic strip created with Art Spiegelman for The New Yorker, Connecticut's own Maurice Sendak once remarked, "Childhood is deep and rich. It's vital, mysterious, and profound. I remember my own childhood vividly…I knew terrible...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Come on, enough already! This humid weather makes me feel like I’m in the middle of a Mississippi summer — and that isn’t my cup of tea, even if you put sugar in it.
I’m already autumn dreaming and yearning for cool, crisp...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...
| May 9, 2012
He had already been proclaimed "the Picasso of children's books" by Time magazine when Maurice Sendak, then in his 30s, wrote and illustrated "Where the Wild Things Are," a dark fantasy that became one of the 10 bestselling children's books of all time....
| Oct 17, 2012
| 7:55 PM
It looked like a small cup of light-orange goo. Most of the students seemed hesitant to try it.
But not Erick Tadeo. The 8-year-old immediately took a heaping spoonful of pumpkin parfait, pronounced it was good and gave it two thumbs up.
| May 31, 2012
| 7:42 PM
For every kid with a scraped knee, a skinned elbow, a bumped head and a torn shirt — the inevitable result of being very determined not to learn from one's mistakes — Maurice Sendak was your man.
For every kid who builds forts out of old...
| Jun 17, 2012
"I Am a Pole (And So Can You!)" (Grand Central: $15.99), Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert's bestselling satirical jab at the I'm-a-celebrity-so-that-qualifies-me-to-write-a-children's-book fad began as a joke during his memorable interview with the...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 11:21 AM
British playwright Polly Stenham is still in her mid-20s, but she has received the kind of attention from the London theater power brokers — commissions, awards and lavish praise — that most emerging playwrights in the cash-poor world of...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 6:09 PM
Flavorwire has put together an interesting gallery of photos of authors in their young, pre-fame days.
Some drip with irony: a smiling Sylvia Plath, and Jack Kerouac (in a tie!) at Horace Mann. Others are disarmingly cute: Samuel Beckett on his high...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The first touring exhibition of Maurice Sendak's illustrations since his death at 83 last May is making its debut at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana. It's called "Maurice Sendak: 50 Years, 50 Works, 50 Reasons," but a more apt title might have been...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 7:55 PM
James Gandolfini's untimely death at the age of 51 was as shocking as the abrupt cut-to-black conclusion of his most famous series, "The Sopranos."
Although most people became familiar with the imposing-looking Italian American actor after seeing him...