The High Life
It’s finally August and New York families know that they still have at least one more month of scorching temperatures and unwelcome humidity. When the beach and park are no longer an ideal option—and tourist-packed museums seem daunting—The Plaza hotel might have a new swanky alternative. At 1 West 58th Street, Eloise, The Read More
Love for literature shouldn’t stop with books. Inspire your kids to engage in the world of words (and a chance to cool off indoors) by taking them to these fun, family-friendly literary events!
With the death of Ray Bradbury last night and the loss of Maurice Sendak in May, two of Time Magazine’s “5 Famous Writers Who Loathe E-Books” have left us within the past month. As the Village Voice recalled today, Bradbury mistrusted all digital technology, and only last year finally allowed Fahrenheit 451 to be issued as an e-book.
And in a memorable appearance on the Colbert Report this January, Sendak railed against the growing popularity of e-books for kids. “Fuck them, is what I say. I hate those e-books. They cannot be the future. They may well be. I will be dead, I won’t give a shit.”
“I don’t write for children,” the revered author of Where The Wild Things Are told host Stephen Colbert, confirming his status as a lovable curmudgeon. “I write, and someone says, ‘That’s for children.’ I don’t set out to make children happy, or make life better for them, or easier for them.”