Category Archives: Publishing

American Experience Remembers The Boys of ’36

I’m writing this blog post from the second floor porch of a Victorian B&B in Ocean Grove, NJ, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There’s a brisk wind off the ocean today, but the sparkling white caps and the fishing boats hovering close to shore hold promise … Continue reading

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New Yorker Cartoonists on the HBO Drawing Board

If you’ve got 90 minutes to spare and love The New Yorker, especially its iconic cartoons, you won’t want to miss Very Semi-Serious…A Partially Thorough Portrait of New Yorker Cartoonists.  The documentary, directed by Leah Wolchok and produced by Davina Pardo, debuts on HBO tonight, … Continue reading

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Gun Control and the War at Home

Today is Pearl Harbor Day  It’s hard to believe that 74 years have passed since a stealth attack by Japanese air and naval forces decimated our U.S. naval base at Oahu Island’s Pearl Harbor.  It was a day–December 7, 1941–that would forever be stained … Continue reading

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Jane Aaron (1948 – 2015) Trailblazing Indie Animator

“Light is thrilling for me.”— Jane Aaron. On June 27, the animation community lost a trailblazer.  Jane Aaron’s untimely death at age 67 is a heartbreaking loss for her family and for those of us who’ve enjoyed her whimsical animated films, her … Continue reading

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HBO’s Living with Lincoln Reveals One Family’s Magnificent Obsession

My dad was a hard-core Lincoln buff.  And, frankly, he didn’t have to work very hard to get me on board the Abraham Lincoln bandwagon. When Ken Burns’ groundbreaking miniseries, The Civil War, debuted on PBS, my dad and I shared that experience and every … Continue reading

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It’s Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise Debuts on HBO

“Skeezix sleeps in a bowl under a lamp in Hilary Knight’s memento-filled Manhattan apartment. Skeezix is a cat that looks like a raccoon.  Eloise would feel at home here.” Almost 20 years have passed since I penned that lead-in to my interview … Continue reading

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