In bed with books

How is it that January 1 so often finds me with a cold these past few years? Oh, well, at least I’m in good company. Happy New Year! Pictured, some comforting sick-day reads, clockwise from top left: Relish: My Life in the Kitchen by Lucy Knisley French Milk by Lucy Knisley The Most of Nora […]

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Amsterdam: Anne Frank

Visiting the Anne Frank House is practically required when visiting Amsterdam. Between the long lines outside and the crowds within, though, it can be tough to have a meaningful experience without feeling like you’re shuffling along in a herd, jostling for a view of the very artifacts that bring Anne’s diary home, conscious of the […]

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Amsterdam: Van Gogh Museum

The one souvenir I’d wanted to bring home from Amsterdam was a copy of Barbara Stok’s graphic novel Vincent in English, from the Van Gogh Museum bookshop. When I got there the Friday night I arrived, though, it was completely sold out—and the soonest it’d be back in stock was the day after I left! Blarg. Only after I […]

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The Pigeon does Hamlet

Behold, lovers of children’s books, “two of literature’s most tortured characters, together at last” in the Willems Shakespeare mashup of Mo Willems’s pigeon (from Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!) performing Hamlet’s famed soliloquy. That is one pigeon with an existential crisis. Here is the entire parody. This day-maker brought to you by bottom […]

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