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Maurice Sendak

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  • Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze connect to 'Her'

    Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze connect to 'Her'
    Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out. On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
  • Giving thanks for Junie B. Jones, and Barbara Park

    Giving thanks for Junie B. Jones, and Barbara Park
    Barbara Park's "Junie B. Jones" books, more than any haphazardly kept journal or carefully curated photo album, capture how dramatically my parenting has changed in the past eight years. And how dramatically parenting has changed me. Park's death at...
  • Charlotte Zolotow dies at 98; children's author

     Charlotte Zolotow dies at 98; children's author
    The more than 70 children's books by Charlotte Zolotow are not, in many cases, escapist, fantasy fare. "My Grandson Lew" is about a boy struggling with the death of his grandfather; "The Old Dog" concerns the loss of a beloved pet; "The Hating Book"...
  • Childhood Icons, the '70s, Environmental Devastation and More on View in Art Around Connecticut This Fall

    Childhood Icons, the '70s, Environmental Devastation and More on View in Art Around Connecticut This Fall
    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...
  • The Valley Line: Backyard burgers set scene for Happy Hour

    The Valley Line: Backyard burgers set scene for Happy Hour
    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...
  • The Valley Line: Taking in the Big Picture in Laguna Beach

    The Valley Line: Taking in the Big Picture in Laguna Beach
    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...
  • "Really Rosie" at Bucks charms

     
    In these days of Xbox and iPhones, there is something wonderfully refreshing about Bucks County Playhouse’s “Really Rosie,” a children’s musical that celebrates the imaginative power of kids. The show, the first children’s...
  • BCP's first kids show features young Valley actors

     
    Bucks County Playhouse which re-opened last year after nearly closing permanently, has had great year bringing in big names such as Andrea McArdle, Tyne Daly and James Earl Jones for adult fare at the New Hope theater. Now the playhouse which is turning...
  • Movie review: 'Far Out Isn't Far Enough' is a candid look at Tomi Ungerer's work

    Movie review: 'Far Out Isn't Far Enough' is a candid look at Tomi Ungerer's work
    "Far out isn't far enough" is the way the once-banned children's book illustrator/writer Tomi Ungerer describes his belief that creativity should have no limits, should face no boundaries. That line in the sand gives the brash new documentary on the...
  • James Gandolfini dead at 51: Recalling 10 of his most memorable roles

    James Gandolfini dead at 51: Recalling 10 of his most memorable roles
    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...
  • TRIB NATION: Behind our "Behind the Google Doodle" story

    TRIB NATION: Behind our "Behind the Google Doodle" story
    When we log onto the Internet, one of the first things many of us see is the Google search page – and one of the first things we notice there are the search engine’s artistic “Doodles.” It’s a simple idea, painstakingly...