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NYT: A Metro-North passenger train has derailed in the Bronx area of New York City killing at least 4 people and injuring scores more. The NTSB has sent a team to the city to investigate what is being treated as an accident.
TODAY is the 50th Anniversary of the beloved classic Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. First published in 1963, it has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide.
The New York Times obituary for Maurice Sendak calls Where the Wild Things Are “simultaneously genre-breaking and career-making,” describing Sendak as being “…widely considered the most important children’s book artist of the 20th century, who wrenched the picture book out of the safe, sanitized world of the nursery and plunged it into the dark, terrifying and hauntingly beautiful recesses of the human psyche.”
One of the most talked about interviews we’ve ever done was with Maurice Sendak in 2011 shortly before he died. Sendak reflects on love, loss, and celebrating life:
I have nothing now but praise for my life. I’m not unhappy. I cry a lot because I miss people. They die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more. … What I dread is the isolation. … There are so many beautiful things in the world which I will have to leave when I die, but I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready.
Why does The Room get to be the Citizen Kane of bad movies? Because it’s the most glorious, perplexing and unadulterated failure in the history of cinema.
"The room feels like it was broadcast from another planet," says cultural writer Tom Bissell (who has seen the film between 50 and 100 times). "The reason for that is the weird formal conventions of filmmaking that Tommy [Wiseau, the film’s writer, director, and star] recognizes but doesn’t really understand. That is why The Room is never boring, why people can watch it over and over again.”
Listen to Studio 360’s story about the greatest bad movie ever made:
Take a look at the slides they put together from the OECD Health Data. Found that out of the estimated $8,500 Americans spend on healthcare per capita, the government covers about 47.8% of that cost. In other countries, the government covers more and total costs are lower.
Our government health care system is the one of the most expensive, and one of the least effective.