Debbie Rukke

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In Pieces: French Illustrator Marion Fayolle’s Wordless Narratives About Human Relationships

<b>In Pieces</b> (<i>public library</i> | <i>IndieBound</i>) is an uncommon piece of visual poetry by French illustrator and comic artist Marion Fayolle that calls to mind at once the surrealist whimsy of <i>Codex Seraphinianus</i>, the visual neatness of Gregory Blackstock’s illustrated lists, and the vignettes of Blexbolex — …

Einstein on Fairy Tales and Education

Albert Einstein, celebrated as “the quintessential modern genius,” is credited with many things — from era-defining scientific discoveries to great wisdom on everything from creativity to kindness to war to the secret to learning anything. Among them is also a sentiment of admirable insight yet …

Happy Birthday, Standard Time: How the Railroads Gave Us Time Zones

Our internal time, distorted as it is, may dictate a great deal of our lives, but it is external time — the scientific and cultural conventions of timekeeping — that anchors the rhythms of society. One of those most central timekeeping anchors was born on March 19, 1918, when the United States …

Larry and Friends: An Illustrated Ode to Immigration, Diversity, Otherness, and Kindness

Much has been said about the lack of diversity in children’s books. But these discussions — as most conversations about diversity — have been largely co-opted by questions of race, overlooking other elements of diversity, such as nationality and native language. This is particularly perplexing in …

Toy Stories: Photos of Children from Around the World with Their Favorite Things

<i>“Children help us to mediate between the ideal and the real,”</i> MoMA curator Juliet Kinchin wrote in her fantastic design history of childhood. Largely responsible for this singular capacity are children’s remarkably metaphor-ready minds which transform toys into triggers for imaginative play, …

Rejection as Creative Catalyst: A Lesson in Entrepreneurship from New Yorker Cartoon Editor Bob Mankoff

<i>“Serious cat people, like first-rate art critics, are chivvied by passion into perspicacity,”</i> Anthony Lane wrote in the introduction to the impossibly delightful <i>Big New Yorker Book of Cats</i>. Incidentally, the same can be said of both cartoonists and entrepreneurs, but especially of entrepreneurial …

March 28, 1941: Virginia Woolf’s Suicide Letter and Its Cruel Misinterpretation in the Media

On March 28, 1941, shortly after the devastating dawn of WWII, <b>Virginia Woolf</b> (January 15, 1882–March 28, 1941) filled her overcoat pockets with rocks and walked into the River Ouse behind her house never to emerge alive. A relapse of the all-consuming depression she had narrowly escaped in her …