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Maurice Sendak

  1. Someone Tried To Kickstart A Where the Wild Things Are Sequel Book

    Today In Obvious

    Why do people think they can get away with crowdfunding something that doesn't belong to them? 

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  2. Happy Birthday, Maurice Sendak! Have A Google Doodle!

    Our Adorable Past

    Today would have been Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak's 85th birthday. To celebrate, Google dedicated their daily doodle to him. Hit the jump to see it in motion.

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  3. Things We Saw Today: J.J. Abrams Makes Captain Kirk Cry

    Things We Saw Today

    By Bob Thiele, via Geeks Are Sexy.

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  4. Things We Saw Today: Prohibition-Era S.H.I.E.L.D.

    Things We Saw Today

    "I recognize the government has made an Amendment, but given that it's a stupid-ass Amendment I've elected to ignore it!" By DeviantArtist Sairobi. (via io9)

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  5. Things We Saw Today: The Justice League, Ottoman Empire-Style

    Things We Saw Today

    The Justice League meets the Ottoman Empire, by Ben Senturk. My inner history nerd is freaking out so much right now. Hit the link for individual shots, plus Ottoman-style Joker. (Geek-Art)

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Where Our Knowledge of British Culture Comes From

    Things We Saw Today

    No, but seriously: we watch Sherlock, too. (Doctor Who on Tumblr)

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  7. Maurice Sendak on Children, Childhood, and Death; Unedited and Uncensored

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    The Colbert Report
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    When news of Maurice Sendak's death spread earlier this week, the video most often linked (and for good reason) was a recent interview he'd done with Stephen Colbert. Last night the Colbert Report kindly aired several previously unseen clips from the segment that were edited out. They're pretty special. (If anybody finds a video for international folks, please leave it in the comments.) (via io9.)

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  8. Things We Saw Today: Paper Doll Batgirl

    Things We Saw Today

    Here is a paper doll of Stephanie Brown and her alter-ego, Batgirl. Artist Kyle Hilton also did a Chris Hemsworth Thor version so, you know, you can mix and match their outfits. Check out the a whole bunch more including a Maggie Smith/Violet Crawley from Downton Abbey! (via Comics Alliance) 

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  9. R.I.P. Maurice Sendak, Author of Where the Wild Things Are

    Author and illustrator Maurice Sendak is reported to have died today of complications arising from a stroke. Sendak was a largely self-taught illustrator and writer of children's books, best known for his 1963 publication Where the Wild Things Are. At a time when stories for children were boring, whitewashed affairs, Sendak injected elements of menace and the bizarre.

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  10. Beloved Author and Illustrator Maurice Sendak Dies at 83

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    There are a lot of former children in mourning today for Maurice Sendak, author of some of the best beloved picture books of the last half century and illustrator of even more, who died today of complications related to a recent stroke.

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  11. Stephen Colbert’s Interview With Maurice Sendak Is As Awesome As You Heard It Was [Video]

    Wise Words

    You may have heard about the two-part interview that Stephen Colbert conducted with author/illustrator Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are). You may have also heard that it was pretty awesome, and everything you've heard is correct. We've posted both parts here, and we invite you to join this highly intellectual discussion on who Sendak really writes for and his opinions on one of the current presidential candidates. If we'd been a fly on the wall for this, we would have buzzed around Maurice Sendak just to see what kind of curmudgeonly reaction he'd have. Part 2 appears after the jump.

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  12. A Delightfully Honest Interview with Maurice Sendak [Video]

    Wise Words

    In case you wanted to start off the year by being inspired by someone infinitely creative -- and pulls no punches -- here is an interview with illustrator/author Maurice Sendak (Where the Wild Things Are, as if we even needed to remind you). He discusses what his priorities are as an artist, what inspired him as a kid, and what he tells people who ask him why he didn't write Where the Wild Things Are 2. (via The Uniblog)

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