Pop Culture


Fri March 18, 2011
Monkey See

The Hazards Of Twitter: How Much Is Too Much In 140 Characters Or Less?

You've probably heard about the Awful Tweets About Japan That Got People Fired. Mississippi governor Haley Barbour's press secretary wrote one. Comedian Gilbert Gottfried wrote a whole bunch of them, costing him a cushy gig with the insurance company Aflac as the voice of their bespoke duck.

(And yes, a lot of people wrote and tweeted insensitive things about Japan that didn't get them canned, including 50 Cent and Rush Limbaugh.)

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Tue February 1, 2011
Monkey See

A Parade, Restored: A Maurice Sendak Mural Goes From Bedroom To Gallery

Originally published on Wed February 2, 2011 11:22 am

It's not that unusual for kids to have murals painted on their walls.

But the mural that was painted on the wall in Larry and Nina Chertoff's childhood bedroom in Manhattan in 1961 was a little unusual. Showing a parade of children and animals, it was painted by family friend Maurice Sendak, the author and illustrator who, two years later, would publish the award-winning children's book Where The Wild Things Are.

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