Maurice Sendak Reflects on Life and Death

Here's a clip from the 2009 HBO documentary Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Maurice Sendak in which the recently deceased and eternally beloved children's author reflects on the beauty and importance of life and death. » 5/09/12 7:00pm 5/09/12 7:00pm

Maurice Sendak Had Little Tolerance for Bullshit, and Other Fond…

With the passing of author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, the world of children's literature loses a colorful, beautifully rendered giant. But despite the fact that he was best known for his child-friendly creations, Sendak wasn't all rooms full of teddy bears and vague gentle platitudes about how he believed The… » 5/08/12 11:10am 5/08/12 11:10am

10 Things You May Have Missed On TV This Week

In this week's TV roundup, Stephen Colbert gets a lesson in children's literature, Jim Carrey's daughter auditions for American Idol and Anderson Cooper goes crazy for Fonzie. » 1/27/12 7:00pm 1/27/12 7:00pm

Better yet, it was a two part interview! Ugh, don't we all know a Spike and Iris? Is there anything cuter than Ben Wyatt…

Beloved Children's Book Author Hates Gwyneth Paltrow

In a recent interview, 83-year-old Maurice Sendak, known for classics like Where The Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen, calls Salman Rushdie a "flaccid fuckhead," Roald Dahl a "scary guy," and says Stephen King is "bullshit." When asked about Gwyneth? "I can't stand her." » 10/04/11 4:15pm 10/04/11 4:15pm

Book Features Grim Reaper At Birthday Party, Upsets Parents

A new book by the author of Where the Wild Things Are has parents upset over its supposedly scary content. But are moms and dads overestimating the dangers of a frightening read? » 9/21/11 5:35pm 9/21/11 5:35pm

Megan Fox: "I've Only Been With Two Men"; Spencer (Literally) Bites…

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Maurice Sendak's advice to young people, in Spike Jonze's short documentary: "Quit this life as soon as possible. Get out. You're doing a documentary about a brain-dead person." [LA Times] » 10/15/09 2:30pm 10/15/09 2:30pm

It's A Girl For Heidi & No One For Sparkle Vamp

Q: "What Do You Say To Parents Who Think The Wild Things Film May Be…

Maurice Sendak: "I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate… If they can't handle it, go home." [Page Six] » 10/09/09 10:40am 10/09/09 10:40am

Where The Wild Things Are : When Kids' Tales Go Tinseltown

Am I the only one who's kind of apprehensive about the Spike Jonze-helmed Where the Wild Things Are movie? Yes? Okay, then. But here's why: » 9/03/09 2:40pm 9/03/09 2:40pm

Maurice Sendak Praises Spike Jonze's Version Of Where The Wild Things…

The new Where the Wild Things Are featurette at left shows that Maurice Sendak was heavily involved behind the scenes. "He's turned it into his without giving up mine," says Sendak of Spike Jonze. "He's touched me very much." [Buzzfeed] » 7/28/09 10:20am 7/28/09 10:20am

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