Making Mischief: A Maurice Sendak Appreciation

Gregory Maguire’s Making Mischief is an ode to and exploration of Maurice Sendak, the esteemed children’s book author and illustrator. Uncovering Sendak’s aesthetic influences, motifs and the nuance with which he afforded adolescent imagination, Maguire (who wrote The Wicked Witch of the West as well as other children’s stories) comprehensively examines Sendak’s impactful work and how it created mythical worlds that adroitly weave the fun and …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From headphones grown from fungus to a new understanding of procrastination, our round-up of the internet this week

LGBTQ+ Activists Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera to Get NYC Monument A statue planned for Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle will honor Marsha P Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, activists and icons of the LGBTQ+ community. The pair co-founded Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries, an organization that offered support for homeless drag queens, gay youth and trans people. And, as legend has it, Rivera threw the …

Maurice Sendak’s Magical Stage Designs at The Morgan Library

An opportunity to step into the whimsical worlds imagined by one of the most revered children’s book authors, Drawing the Curtain: Maurice Sendak’s Design for Opera and Ballet will open at The Morgan Library on 14 June. The exhibition unites over 150 costumes, props, sketches, storyboards and set models for the first time ever. The productions addressed in the exhibit include Where the Wild Things …