| May 8, 2012
Maurice Sendak, the children's book author and illustrator, has died from complications from a stroke. The 83-year-old was best known for ‘Where the Wild Things Are,' a book whose pictures and story captivated my kids — and countless others....
| Jul 4, 2012
The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
| May 10, 2009
As a candidate, Barack Obama harnessed the power of social-media sites such as Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. So it's no surprise that his administration recently set up official profiles for the White House on these sites and more. But being friends with...
| May 31, 2009
Don't you just hate people who wake up cheerful? Give me a Grumpy Birdanytime:
When Bird woke up, he was grumpy.
He was too grumpy to eat.
He was too grumpy to play.
In fact, he was too grumpy to fly.
"Looks like I'm walking today," said Bird....
| Jun 7, 2009
The title of the new Disney/Pixar movie "Up," as well as its signature image of a house floating beneath thousands of tethered balloons, reminds us how frequently the theme of Lightness appears in children's literature. From Mary Poppins to Peter Pan,...
| Nov 24, 2009
So many careful and clever visual felicities dot the landscape of Wes Anderson's animated feature "Fantastic Mr. Fox," from the catastrophically inclined watercolors painted by Mrs. Fox to the autumn breezes ruffling various species of animals' fur just...
| Dec 8, 2009
Dave Eggers doesn't look like a newspaper baron. At 39, wearing a baseball cap and hiking boots, the author -- whose most recent project is the screenplay for "Where the Wild Things Are" -- appears more an older brother to the interns who work...
| Jul 27, 2009
"Where the Wild Things Are" is coming out this fall and it's already getting a lot of buzz! Check out the trailer by clicking here
| Aug 27, 2009
All release dates are subject to change. "Limited" means limited markets for that date -- i.e. not Central Florida -- wider release dates also included where known. Oct. 9
Couples Retreat (Universal) Vince Vaughn, Malin Akerman, Kristen Bell, Faizon...
| Oct 16, 2009
The author of Where the Wild Things Are picked Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) to direct the long-planned film of the much-loved children's book. But whatever Maurice Sendak thought the quixotic Jonze would bring to the movie -- a penetrating...
| Oct 15, 2009
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