Google gives Dr. Seuss a fitting birthday tribute
Mon Mar 2
I've always loved google's timely logo reinventions, but today's has got to be my favorite! In honor of Dr. Seuss's 105th birthday, google has gone giddy. Just check out that lively logo! If only any of the recent film incarnations of his work were so charming (OK, Horton Hears a Who was pretty cute). Since you're probably stuck inside anyway, why not grab a hot chocolate and your favorite Seuss book? It's the perfect day to do it.
Artexpo offers creative outlet for NYC kids
Fri Feb 27
Artexpo New York doesn't open to the public until tomorrow, but I got a sneak peak this morning when I visited with marine life artist Wyland and junior high school students from I.S. 227 in Queens at the Javits Center. The seventh graders were the winners of an environmental mural painting contest that's part of the Global Green Artists Challenge, a call to action for artists to create environmentally themed work using eco-conscious materials. "We found out about the contest and only had five days to create the mural," said Nancy Klein, the students' art teacher. "The best part was working together and painting," added Chris, 12, who proudly showed off the sea turtles he had painted. To celebrate their win, the youngsters not only got to meet Wyland, but had the opportunity to paint with him. "We're making an aquatic mural that represents conservation. It's all about thinking green," said Wyland, who has painted with over a million children and is, not surprisingly, a...
Prize patrol makes Jersey teacher rich
Fri Feb 27
The Publisher's Clearing House Prize Patrol has done it again. The latest winner of $5,000 a week for life is Doris Gray, a math teacher from South Orange, New Jersey. In this hilarious YouTube video of her prize surprise--at the school where she teaches no less--the poor lady looks terrified. Eventually the 61-year-old grabs the check and momentarily backs into a corner before she starts embracing bystanders. How would you react if a group of strangers showed up at your door with shining lights, cameras, balloons and thousands of bucks? We'd be a little freaked out, too.
Leukemia patient "marries" at age 9
Thu Feb 26
In Southlake, Texas, Jayla Cooper is facing what will likely be her last few months on earth. The nine-year-old is losing her battle with Leukemia, and knowing this, she has requested to experience the magic of marriage (yes, at nine!). Cooper walked down the aisle with pal and fellow patient Jose Griggs, promising to be his friend "forever and ever," then spent the evening dancing, noshing on enchiladas, and, thankfully, smiling a whole lot. The story is certainly sad, and has gotten a bit of backlash , but I think it's heartwarming. Yes it's a bit silly to stage a wedding for a grade schooler, but to say that the celebration "sets up some dangerous truths...namely, that marriage is the most important thing you can do in your life" is absurd. Something tells me that Jayla's parents played little to no part in the original idea; this really was something Jayla wanted (don't even make me count how many times I was a bride for Halloween). What parent doesn't want to see...
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