50 years after the publication of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Guardian has posted online a never-before-published draft of the book’s fifth chapter.[...]
Some things are difficult to improve upon. Take crayons. The new generation may be clamoring for shades like “mango tango” and “jazzberry jam” but the actual technology appears unchanged since Sesame Street detailed the process in the early 80s, in the lovely, non verbal documentary above.[...]
The next time some know-it-all moralist blames any number of social ills on violent video games or action films, ask them if they’d rather kids stick to the classics.[...]
Quick note: Earlier this year, J. K. Rowling began writing new stories about the 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore, the website for all things Harry Potter.[...]
According to Harvard Medical School’s Admissions department, “to study medicine at Harvard is to prepare to play a leading role” in the “quest to improve the human condition.[...]
If you dream of becoming the next Disney Channel star, you’d do well to heed the advice of casting director Judy Taylor, who uses “read” and “talent” according to their industry definitions, and seems unlikely to cut anyone slack for youth or inexperience.[...]
Published back in 2011, Go the F–k to Sleep, the playful children’s storybook meant for adults, became a big besteller. It topped Amazon’s bestseller list for a while. And, before you knew it, celebrities were giving public readings of the book. Perhaps you’ll recall Werner Herzog’s fun reading at The New York Public Library.
Yesterday we brought you a number of animations showcasing Shel Silverstein’s sillier side in his playful, sing-song poems. Today we revisit the 1973 animated film version of his 1964 book The Giving Tree, narrated by Silverstein himself, who also played the harmonica soundtrack.[...]