Posts filtered by tags: Seuss[x]


Hear Neil Gaiman Read Aloud 15 of His Own Works, and Works by 6 Other Great Writers: From The Graveyard Book & Coraline, to Edgar Allan Poe’s The Raven & Dickens’ A Christmas Carol

Neil Gaiman is a storyteller. That title encompasses quite a few pursuits, most of which seemingly involve writing — writing novels, writing radio dramas, writing comic books — but he also occasionally tells stories the old-fashioned way: speaking aloud, and to an audience of rapt listeners. Traditionally, such storytelling happened in a circle around the campfire, but as a storyteller of the 21st century — albeit a master of timeless techniques who uses those techniques to deal with tim...
Tags: Google, College, Neil Gaiman, Edgar Allan Poe, Ray Bradbury, Literature, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, Ursula K Le Guin, Seoul, Leonard Cohen, Carol, Dickens, Facebook Twitter, Seuss, Gaiman

Neil Gaiman Reads His Manifesto on Making Art: Features the 10 Things He Wish He Knew As a Young Artist

I think you're absolutely allowed several minutes, possibly even half a day to feel very, very sorry for yourself indeed. And then just start making art. - Neil Gaiman It’s a bit early in the year for commencement speeches, but fortunately for lifelong learners who rely on a steady drip of inspiration and encouragement, author Neil Gaiman excels at putting old wine in new bottles. He repurposed his keynote address to Philadelphia's University of the Arts’ Class of 2012 for Art Matter...
Tags: Google, Art, Books, College, Life, New York City, Neil Gaiman, Literature, Philadelphia, Hackney, Ursula K Le Guin, Alice, East London, Waterstones, Facebook Twitter, Chris Riddell

Movie Fashion Inspiration: Clueless

Okay, so you're probably going, "Is this like a Noxzema commercial or what?" The next movie we'll be looking at for the 10 More Movies for Fashion Inspiration series is the 1995 teen comedy Clueless. The film centers around a rich Beverly Hills teen named Cher (Alicia Silverstone) who sets up two lonely teachers in order to raise her grades. When her plan works, Cher and her best friend Dionne (Stacey Dash) decide to use their popularity for good and make over awkward new girl Tai (Brittany Mu...
Tags: College, Beverly Hills, Cher, Dionne, Mary Jane, Seuss, Doc Martens, Tai, Alaia, Badgley Mischka, Mary Janes, Cher Alicia Silverstone, Tai Cher, Dionne Stacey Dash, Tai Brittany Murphy, Cher Dionne

The Best Instagram Captions to Use When You Study Abroad

Pictures say a thousand words, but captions can only say so many. Fall semester is just around the corner, which means that summer in unfortunately over and it’s time to return to campus. However, for a lucky few, they get to spend the next semester studying abroad at a university in a different country (or countries). Being in a foreign place comes the opportunity to travel, and I highly suggest you do.No matter where you go, one thing is a given: you'll want to take pictures! Once you've sele...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Instagram, College, Africa, Rome, Czech Republic, Italy, Pictures, Tim Cahill, Study Abroad, Lily James, Henry David Thoreau, ROME Italy, Moher Ireland, Susan Sontag

These Creative Graduation Cap Ideas Will Simply Blow You Away

Who knew spring semester seniors could be so innovative? Mark Ramsay From the moment they receive that fateful acceptance letter to college, to the day they're gearing up for senior pictures, every freshman dreams of their graduation day.One way to commemorate a journey of such massive academic progress, extracurricular activity, and overall exhaustion (aside from coming up with the perfect graduation outfit) is to put some time into a cool graduation cap decoration, transforming it from a bas...
Tags: Diy, College, Disney, Graduation, Britney Spears, Belle, Wonderland, Ross, Alice, Taco Bell, Kitty, Seuss, Lilly Pulitzer, Michael Scott, College Life, Shiba Inu

6 Non-Cliché New Year's Resolutions to Ensure You Have Your Best Year Ever

New year, new resolutions!Person A: "Hey, it's the new year. Do you have any resolutions?"Person B: "Oh, I have the same resolutions I've had since 2009. To lose weight, be in a relationship, and have clear skin." Leaving 2017 behind like this headband! How many of us have had conversations like the one above? We continue to pursue the same old New Year's resolutions every single year. We want to lose weight or look better or find the perfect relationship. But as Person B mentioned above, that...
Tags: Instagram, College, Seuss

Let's take a closer look at that Cambridge, Massachusetts elementary school librarian who rejected the gift of Dr. Seuss books from Melania Trump.

You've seen the story, I'm sure. Here's Vanity Fair: "An Elementary School Librarian Doesn’t Want Dr. Seuss Books from Melania Trump/She wrote that Seuss is 'a bit of a cliché, a tired and worn ambassador for children’s literature.'" I've seen some abuse of this woman, Liz Phipps Soeiro, and here's something, in particular, that set me off: Hello, Central Casting? I need a Rosa Kleb-style totalitarian children's reeducation camp schoolmarm — David Burge (@iowahawkblog)...
Tags: Books, Education, Law, Congress, White House, United States, Cambridge, Detroit, Department Of Education, Melania Trump, School Library Journal, Seuss, Cambridge Massachusetts, Hayden, DeVos, Green Eggs

Style Challenge: Outfits Using Pieces From Old Costumes

"Playing dress up begins at age five and never truly ends" - Kate Spade The themes for my school's spirit week came out a few days ago and ever since, I've been searching my whole house for the perfect costume pieces! I've found so many great items for my themed looks, but I also discovered some cute pieces from Halloween costumes I had forgotten about, which could be incorporated into my real wardrobe.Finding these long forgotten pieces from Halloween and theme parties made me want to create n...
Tags: Costumes, Halloween, College, Harley Quinn, Kate Spade, 1950s, 1920s, Seuss, Fashion Tips, Boho, Little Black Dress, Style challenge

Discover Dr. Seuss’s Audacious Advertisements from the 1930s & 40s: All on Display in a Digital Archive

I well remember learning that Dr. Seuss’s real name was Theodor Geisel, mostly because I found Theodor Geisel was just as much fun to say as “Dr. Seuss.” Both names rolled around in the mouth, did somersaults and backflips off the tongue like the author’s multitude of strangely rubbery characters. With his Rube Goldberg machines, miniscule Whos, enormous Hortons, and mountains of comic absurdity, Seuss is like Swift for kids, his stories full of fantastic satire alongside much good clean common...
Tags: Google, Business, Japan, Ge, College, Germany, Standard Oil, Literature, Swift, Rube Goldberg, Jim Crow, Horton, Facebook Twitter, UC San Diego, Josh Jones, Seuss

Just a Bunch of Cute Stuff I Want For My Future Apartment

Because adulting is better with metallic unicorns. I understand my first apartment will not be this swanky. But a girl can dream. I have always said that when I get my first apartment, the decor will be so whimsical and brightly colored it will look like a 12-year-old decorated it. While my sartorial style has evolved a great deal in the past decade, I've never been too into interior design. I basically just want my apartment to be filled with a bunch of stuff I think is adorable. Even if the ...
Tags: Taylor Swift, Etsy, College, Posters, Santa, Quirky, Decorating, Apartment, Interior Design, Pillow, Elliott, Hogwarts, Seuss, Hufflepuff, Overstock, Francesca

Writers wanted. Start Here!

Is writing a dying skill? It appears to me that good writers are in short supply – analytical writers, storytellers, creative writers. I am talking up writing and publishing in my school because I see the huge gap between what people read, and what (or how) they write. Young people read Dr. Seuss, but hardly […]
Tags: Education, Journalism, Sem, Storytelling, Khan Academy, Writers, Ed-tech, Workshops, Seuss, WriteTheWorld

Pasta for War: The Award-Winning Animation That Satirizes 1930s Propaganda Films & Features Marching Rigatoni

From art director Zach Schläppi comes Pasta for War, an animation that satirizes propaganda newsreels from the 1930s. The plot is simple: It begins with fresh pasta marching towards the podium. There, the Great Dictator orates. A young recruit envisions formations of dive bombing bow-ties flying above columns of ravioli tanks, while he wades through marinara sauce to battle against utensils at the bottom of the sink. The realisation that he may die ends his fantasy, but his comrades marc...
Tags: Google, Japan, College, Germany, Animation, Walt Disney, Facebook Twitter, Seuss, Zach Schläppi, Jon Hofferman, Seuss Frank Capra Mel Blanc

Literary quiz 2016: Christmas in books and music

From Silas Marner to Shakespeare to Slade – brainteasers for the festive seasonWhich story begins with a Christmas goose being dropped in the street?Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Blue Carbuncle”Raymond Chandler’s The Big SleepCharles Dickens’s The Haunted ManIn which literary work does a man dressed as a woman fall in love with a woman dressed as a man at Christmas?In which literary work does a man dressed as a woman fall in love with a woman dressed as a man at Christmas?The Picture of Dorian GrayT...
Tags: Books, Music, Politics, UK, London, Education, World news, Culture, Charles Dickens, Harry, Grinch, Shakespeare, Raymond Chandler, Mary, Katy, Slade

Book-Inspired Fashion: How the Grinch Stole Christmas

May your heart grow three sizes this year. It's that glorious time of year again! No matter which one(s) you celebrate, the holidays are truly a special time. We're always talking about our favorite holiday movies, however I also love a good holiday book, my favorite being How the Grinch Stole Christmas.Written by the master of rhyme himself, Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a story that has influenced countless children. Now, it can influence your wardrobe for this special season a...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Christmas, Santa Claus, Sweater, Grinch, Christmas Party, Seuss, Whoville, Fashion Inspiration, Book-Inspired Fashion, Book Fashion

Horror Legend Boris Karloff Reads Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

Premiering in 1966, the How the Grinch Stole Christmas TV special is a perfect (snow?) storm of creative folks working at the top of their game, with Theodor Geisel aka Dr. Seuss providing the original 1956 book on which it’s based, Chuck Jones brilliantly interpreting Geisel’s own drawings in his own animated style, and making the Grinch’s long-suffering dog companion Max much more of a moral sidekick. It also gave us several musical numbers written by Albert Hague using Geisel’s lyrics...
Tags: Google, College, Bela Lugosi, Edgar Allan Poe, K-12, Grinch, Hans Christian Andersen, Facebook Twitter, Frankenstein, Seuss, Chuck Jones, Theodor Geisel, Boris Karloff, Karloff, Ted Mills, Audio Books

“Evil Mickey Mouse” Invades Japan in a 1934 Japanese Anime Propaganda Film

Before the Japanese fell completely, one-hundred percent in love with anything and everything Disney (I mean, seriously, they love it), Mickey Mouse represented something completely different: Pure American imperialist evil. At least he does in this 1934 animated propaganda cartoon Omochabako series dai san wa: Ehon senkya-hyakusanja-rokunen (Toybox Series 3: Picture Book 1936) by Komatsuzawa Hajime. It’s a convoluted title, but pretty simple in plot. An island of cute critters (includin...
Tags: Google, Asia, Japan, Film, College, Germany, America, United States, South Pacific, Warner Bros, Pearl Harbor, Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Facebook Twitter, Mickey, Seuss

The Neuroscience & Psychology of Procrastination, and How to Overcome It

Procrastination is a skill, an art, a slight-of-hand technique. I’m procrastinating right now, but you’d never know it. How many tabs do I have open in my multiple browser windows? Pick a number, any number. How many tasks have I put off today? How many dreams have I deferred? I’ll never tell. The unskilled procrastinators stick out, they’re easy to spot. They talk a lot about what they’re not doing. They run around in circles of bewilderment like the troubled hero of Dr. Seuss’s Hunches in...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Facebook, England, College, Stanford, Neuroscience, Ferrari, Wall Street Journal, WSJ, Facebook Twitter, Association for Psychological Science, Samuel Johnson, Josh Jones, Seuss, University of Calgary

Runway Looks for Less: Moschino Resort 2017

Make a statement on a budget by channelling Jeremy Scott's latest collection. Photo Credit: ELLE I shouldn't love Moschino's 2017 Resort collection as much as I do. I have a lot of clothing (which I recently realized as I started packing for a move), and the vast majority of my clothes are plain and/or black. But yet, here I am, obsessed with the bright and bold colors and patterns of this collection. Designer Jeremy Scott is known for being the King of Kitsch, if you will. My favorite example...
Tags: College, Inspiration, Bob, Fashion Shows, Seuss, Moschino, Jeremy Scott, Runway Looks for Less, Resort 2017

Philosophy Prof Illustrates Nietzsche’s Zarathustra in the Style of Dr. Seuss

John Holbo, a philosophy prof at the National University of Singapore, recently gave the world a free illustrated edition of three dialogues by Plato (get it as a free PDF, or via Amazon). Now he’s embarking on a new creative project called On Beyond Zarathustra. Over on the Crooked Timber blog, Holbo light-heartedly launched the project with these words: Ever since Plato wrote Socrates “Will You Please Go Now!” and “If I Ran The Polis!” great philosophers have mostly started out as authors o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, College, Philosophy, National University Of Singapore, Horton, Facebook Twitter, Plato, Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche, Seuss, Nietzsche, Facebook and Twitter, Kierkegaard, Descartes, Amazon Now

show more filters
December - 2018
January - 2019
February - 2019