Hey kids, it’s time for Rewriting History with Judge Andrew Napolitano.
Who’s excited for our Helen Oyeyemi party on March 7th?
Obviously I am! Join us if you can, and either way read this book.
I have been obsessed with this “Young Goodman Brown”-ish Michael Aaron Lee painting, “Three Dee Forest,” since I first saw it in 2005, and so has Max, and we saved our pennies and now it’s hanging in our living room! It is taller and wider than I am tall: 66” x 66.”
Max says, “It reminds me of something from one of the Narnia books: a place called The Wood Between the Worlds, which was a forest filled with small ponds, each pond being a portal to a different universe.”
Two drawings from Tom Keogh’s portfolio in the first issue of The Paris Review.
The second drawing is of his then-wife, Theodora Keogh, a neglected midcentury novelist, a onetime dancer, a fan of wildcats (as pets) and chickens (as pets), and Theodore Roosevelt’s granddaughter. Two of her best novels — my two favorites — are being reissued this year.
Winnie-the-Pooh made its debut on February 3, 1924 and was inspired by the beloved teddy bear of A.A. Milne’s four-year-old son, Christopher Robin. His original bear, named Edward and eventually renamed to Winnie-the-Pooh, survives and now lives at the New York Public Library. Pictured above, Edward Bear with his friends – Piglet, Tigger, Eeyore and Kanga – in the NYPL collection.
Celebrate Pooh’s birthday with this rare and wonderful recording of Milne reading from his classic.
The stuffed animals are so teeny-tiny in their little NYPL case. I visit them almost every time I go to the main branch.
How Jimmy Fallon, who takes over The Tonight Show on Monday, got ready for his Late Night gig:
"I would sit to the left of my wife every night at dinner and look at her and try to ask her about her food and stuff but you don’t know what it’s like until you’re in the situation and talking to people. I interviewed strangers. I interviewed my mom. … She was an awful guest. She kept wanting to cut to a clip. And we have no clip. She’s not in a movie. She’s my mother."
(Reblogged for moon-trips, who probably already knows this.)
(photos courtesy of Robert Viglasky)
“Given all the wit and intellect that animate her poetry, why has she been forgotten?”
"I was much too far out all my life / And not waving but drowning.”
Stuff I Like
- “I’m not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance.”— Jon Stewart (via mourningmelody)
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- Dump Your Significant Jerk Day—the NYRB Way.
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