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Fusenews: Nailed It!

Witches

Don’t you hate it when you’ve saved oodles of links for a Fusenews only to find your computer apparently ate them without informing you?  Fun times.  So if I promised some of you that I’d post something and then I didn’t, remind me of the fact.  Clearly me brain is running on fumes. Stop.  Before [...]

Fusenews: “At 13 Bad Literature . . .”

SnowyDay

Things are wet in NYC these days.  We’ve been experiencing a great deal of rainfall this past spring, a fact that gives me a strange sense of comfort.  I can’t help but think this might be my first year here in town where all the fountains are on in all the parks this summer.  I [...]

Video Sunday: The Happy Mother’s Day Edition (Warning: Contains no mom-related material)

Happy Mother’s Day! It was Monica Edinger who alerted me to the fact that fresh on the heels of the Matilda musical is an upcoming British production of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.  She has the details and directed me to this truly unfair let’s-not-give-anything-away teaser trailer. This introduction is a bit better. You know [...]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #61: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

CharlieChocolateFactory

#61 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (1964) 34 points An underdog named Charlie set loose in a magical chocolate factory with a bunch of selfish, spoiled kids just asking for some cosmic justice: now that’s my kind of story. Dahl is the master of the absurd detail, such as the fact that [...]

Video Sunday: “Dolphins! One of the smartest animals alive. Do they wear pants? No! But they wish they did, that’s just how smart they are.”

GertrudeWarner

Oh, blooming heck.  Now if you clicked on this little video image then you probably read the explanation of what it is.  If you would rather stay comfortable on this blog for the time being, however, simply know that Mo Willems created a delightful little video for this year’s Children’s Choice Awards.  Then things went [...]

Fusenews: The Opposite of Avatar

goldenticket

Wonka Opera.  Hard to say.  Harder still to see since the darn thing keeps closing.  NPR recently had a great story on the opera Golden Ticket, and the various trials it underwent in a bid to be seen by the masses.  The world premier is now going on at the Opera Theatre of St. Louis.  [...]