Saturday, August 08, 2009

Around the Blogosphere This Week

...A take on the background of Laura Ingalls Wilder's LITTLE HOUSE books was recently published in the New Yorker; click the title of this post for the link. I say "a take" because debate over the relative authorship roles of Laura and her daughter Rose has been raging for many years now, along with interpretations of how their backgrounds influenced their personalities. The article references LITTLE HOUSE, LONG SHADOW: LAURA INGALLS WILDER'S IMPACT ON AMERICAN CULTURE, a 2008 book which sounds interesting.

...The revamped Walt Disney Family Museum website is now up and running...the Museum opens to the public in October.

...FINIAN'S RAINBOW is being revived on Broadway this fall...I love that score.

...A blogger reviews the Betsy-Tacy books...

...A couple years ago Charles Perry of the L.A. Times reviewed the wonderful cookbook Southern Cakes. He says since that time he has discovered a talent for baking and become known as the Cake Guy!

...Rich Lowry writes on the President's "Pursuit of a Silent Majority." The President doesn't want to hear from those who disagree with him...if you're not careful, you may find yourself reported to the White House as being "fishy." (Too late, I already emailed the White House directly and asked whether I was living in America or Nazi Germany.) Even Peggy Noonan, who supported the President, tells him "You are terrifying us."

...The Los Angeles County Museum of Art has responded to the furor over the closing of its film department by opening a discussion forum on its website.

...More Los Angeles news: the Clifton's Cafeteria building is for sale, but the family plans to keep the restaurant running. Clifton's has been open since 1931.

...Bob's Big Boy returns to Orange County...

...A new branch of the kitchen store Sur La Table opens in Orange County's South Coast Plaza in late August...just a few doors down from Crate and Barrel (not to mention the USC store). I'm looking forward to checking it out!

...I was sorry to learn of the passing of the highly regarded Dr. Antonio De la Cruz of the world-renowned House Ear Clinic. Dr. De la Cruz received publicity for performing Rush Limbaugh's successful cochlear implant. Such a talented physician dying at a relatively young age is a great loss to many.

...On a lighter note, the D23 site has some Disney comics posted.

Have a great weekend!


Blogger Barb the Evil Genius said...

I don't think I could read that Laura Ingalls Wilder book without pulling my hair out. From the Amazon site: "Fellman argues that the books' popularity helped lay the groundwork for a negative response to big government and a positive view of political individualism." Well dang, that sounds good to me!

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