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Sendak’s Legacy: Helping Kids ‘Survive Childhood’

When author and illustrator Maurice Sendak entered the world of children’s books, it was a very safe place. Stories were […]

Fresh Air Remembers Author Maurice Sendak

Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, whose classic children’s book Where the Wild Things Are became a perennial and award-winning favorite […]

Haunted By ‘Hunger’ In The Soviet Gulag

For the sake of full disclosure, I’ll tell you that I had not read Herta Muller, a Romanian-born writer who […]

A Test Of Hearts, Minds And ‘Hands On A Hardbody’

About 20 years ago, a Texas car dealership started a competition: Contestants had to keep one hand on a brand-new, […]

The Tyranny Of Character: Will The Real Sacha Baron Cohen Please Stand Up?

If you’ve had an eye on pop culture recently, chances are you’ve seen Admiral General Aladeen, the subject of Sacha […]

Lena Dunham Addresses Criticism Aimed At ‘Girls’

Lena Dunham was just 23 years old when her second feature film, Tiny Furniture, won the best narrative feature prize […]

Three Cheers (And Three Books) For Mummy Dearest

In England our Mother’s Day comes a little before yours in America. This year my youngest son wrote me a […]

The Serious Comic Art Of Daniel Clowes

Comics used to be seen as cheap throwaway entertainment for children and teenagers. But over the last few decades, comics […]

‘Drift’: Rachel Maddow On Why We Go To War

In past wars, the U.S. practically dismantled its military after the troops came home. But today, says MSNBC News anchor […]

When Dick Cavett Shared Carnegie Hall With Groucho

Forty years ago Sunday, history was made at Carnegie Hall. On May 6, 1972, comedian Groucho Marx made his debut […]

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