Happy birthday, Edward Gorey! Here is A. N. Devers on his notorious fur coat collection.
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Edward Gorey, born on February 22, 1925, illustrates three classic children’s stories.
You’ve probably already read this or have at least been urged to read it, but this New Yorker piece by Roger Angell about growing old is lovely, moving, and insightful. Set aside 15 minutes of your day to read it; it’s worth it.
"Most of the people my age is dead. You could look it up" was the…
Dr. Seuss had a hat collection. Let’s all ponder that thought for a moment: Dr. Seuss. HAT COLLECTION.
His sister, Marnie, told the Springfield Union-News about Geisel’s love for hats back in 1937.
"Ted has another peculiar hobby — that of collecting hats from every description," she said. "Why, he must have several hundred and he is using them as a foundation for his next book."
That book was (of course) The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins.
An exhibit called Hats Off to Dr. Seuss — featuring the hats and the art they inspired — debuted last year at the New York Public Library and is now making its way across the country — next stop, Northampton, Mass.
[Insert Cat In The Hat joke here] -Emily
…You realize it soon enough.