“Only parts of us will ever touch only parts of others.” Did you ever begin Ulysses? Did you ever finish it? Marilyn Monroe (June 1, 1926–August 5, 1962) did both. She took great pains to be photographed
“My husband and I keep pertinent Peanuts cartoons on desks and bulletin boards as guards against pomposity.” For half a century, Charles M. Schulz (November 26, 1922–February 12, 2000) made an art of emotions
Two grand masters of delight, together. Until the wonderful Lost Cat: A True Story of Love, Desperation, and GPS Technology came out, the great Edward Gorey had the corner on feline art with his timeless
From James Joyce to Maurice Sendak, by way of weep-worthy jelly and gifted chickens. Food and literature have a long and arduous relationship, from the Artists’ and Writers’ Cookbook to Jane Austen reimagined
“Knowledge sets us free, art sets us free. A great library is freedom.” “If librarians were honest,” Joseph Mills wrote in his delightful poem celebrating libraries, “they would say, No one spends time
Wabi Sabi: An Unusual Children’s Book Based on the Japanese Philosophy of Finding Beauty in Imperfection and Impermanence
What a lost cat has to do with the evolution of the tea ceremony as an existential philosophy. Wabi sabi is a beautiful Japanese concept that has no direct translation in English. Both an aesthetic and
Down the rabbit hole in enchanting reimaginings. On July 4, 1862, English mathematician and logician Charles Dodgson boarded a small boat with a few friends. Among them was a little girl named Alice Liddell.