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Author Maurice Sendak Celebrated with Google Doodle: VIDEO

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The celebrated late gay children's book author Maurice Sendak, who would have been 85 today, is honored with a stunning Google Doodle which animates several of his classic books like Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen.

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'Where the Wild Things Are' Author Maurice Sendak is Dead at 83

SendakMaurice Sendak, the gay author of iconic children's books like Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen, has died at 83.

The cause was complications from a recent stroke, said Michael di Capua, his longtime editor.

Sendak came out of the closet publicly in 2008 in an interview with the New York Times:

"Was there anything he had never been asked? He paused for a few moments and answered, 'Well, that I’m gay...I just didn’t think it was anybody’s business,' Mr. Sendak added. He lived with Eugene Glynn, a psychoanalyst, for 50 years before Dr. Glynn’s death in May 2007. He never told his parents: 'All I wanted was to be straight so my parents could be happy. They never, never, never knew.' Children protect their parents, Mr. Sendak said. It was like the time he had a heart attack at 39. His mother was dying from cancer in the hospital, and he decided to keep the news to himself, something he now regrets. A gay artist in New York is not exactly uncommon, but Mr. Sendak said that the idea of a gay man writing children books would have hurt his career when he was in his 20s and 30s."

Sendak recently appeared in two genius interviews with Stephen Colbert. If you missed them, makes sure to take a look HERE and HERE.


In Part 2 of His Genius Interview, Colbert and Maurice Sendak Get High on Markers: VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert continues his brilliant interview with gay Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen author Maurice Sendak by dishing on other children's book authors and getting high on markers.

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Don't miss PART ONE, which I posted yesterday. Watch it HERE.

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Maurice Sendak Gives a Genius Interview to Stephen Colbert: VIDEO

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Stephen Colbert sits down with Where the Wild Things Are and In The Night Kitchen author Maurice (don't say he writes for children) Sendak, and talks about a variety of topics including Newt Gingrich, Sendak's smutty books, and how he is possibly allowed to write for children as a gay man.

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(via buzzfeed)

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Wild Things on the Boston 'T'

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Writes Casey Donahue: "Ran into these guys on the train. They win Halloween."

Sorry about the location mix-up guys. As a New Yorker I should have my Metrocard revoked.


Where the Wild Things Are Trailer Arrives

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Childhood tales are new again as the first trailer for the Spike Jonze adaptation of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are hits the internet. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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