Maurice Sendak Would Have Been 85 Today
What makes a good kids’ story?
Sendak: How would I know? I just write the books. But I do know that my parents were immigrants and they didn’t know that they should clean the stories up for us. So we heard horrible, horrible stories, and we loved them, we absolutely loved them. But the three of us—my sister, my brother, and myself—grew up very depressed people. Read On
Newsweek October 19, 2009
40 Years Ago: Secretariat’s Brilliant 31-Length Triple Crown Victory At Belmont. Perhaps The Greatest Athletic Achievement Of All Time.
Seeing Is Believing (video).
On This Date In 1965: The First American Spacewalk
Eyes glued to television sets, millions waited tensely to hear from astronaut Edward White as he climbed out of his capsule high over the pacific ocean. Then came the verdict: “This is fun!” said white, and men everywhere shared his boyish glee.
Newsweek June 14, 1965