Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Maurice Sendak is Gone, But the Wild Rumpus Goes On

Mel Biv Devoe


Beloved author and illustrator Maurice Sendak passed away yesterday at the age of 83.  NPR's "Fresh Air" offered a look at his life and legacy with this collection of interview highlights.  RIP, Mr. Sendak.  (NPR)

In case you're not all cried out from that link, here's an inspiring story about a paralyzed woman who recently finished the London Marathon.  She also managed to raise over $100,000 for paralysis research.  She's pretty amazing.  (Telegraph)

Whew, it's getting a little dusty in here!  *sniffle*  Need a good laugh?  Here's an interview with Dog from Text From Dog.  (Shortlist)

For a brief period in high school, I thought about legally changing my name to "Aurora."  I eventually grew out of the idea.  But in my defense, at least I chose an actual name.  (Gawker)

Drake is holding a contest for an opening act - if you win, you not only get to open for him on his Club Paradise tour, but you get your very own customized tour bus!  Damn, I wonder if his fans would vote for a 30-ish white lady rapping some old school Salt-n-Pepa?  (OurStage)

Did you miss all the crazy/beautiful gowns from this year's Met Gala?  You can catch a gorgeous gallery here at the Daily Beast.  But if it's just the highlights you seek, the Fug Girls have a red carpet wrap-up for you.  (NYMag)

Can beer save America?  I'm more than willing to find out.  (Salon)

Kale, on the other hand, I'm not so willing to try.  This guy attempted to eat a strict kale-only diet.  You can probably imagine how that turned out.  (Slate

I would gladly brave the Hot Topic crowds to purchase this awesome Princess Leia hoodie, complete with side buns!  (BoingBoing)

Actor Max Greenfield (aka Schmidt from "New Girl" or Deputy Leo for you "Veronica Mars" fans) reveals in this Q&A how he developed the best new character of the year.  (There is no arguing against this!)  (AV Club)

Missing from this "30 Best 'Will They/Won't They' TV Couples" list?  Any of the various "The Vampire Diaries" pairings.  I guess even EW can't handle the nonstop Damon/Stefan/Elena tango.  (EW)

Want to give your brain a little workout this afternoon?  How about a round of "Who Said It - Cartman or Ted Nugent?"  (Mental Floss)

Pentatonix, last year's champs from NBC's "The Sing-Off," offer up a wicked cover of Fun.'s "We Are Young."

Tina Fey.  Zach Galifianakis.  Between Two Ferns.  Enjoy.

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