MAY Is KIDS’ MONTH IN THE ATTIC!
“It’s easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” — Frederick Douglass
Back when Boomers overran America, Broadway had an answer. Watch Dick Van Dyke and Paul Lynde in the “Bye-Bye Birdie” song “Kids!”
THIS WEEK IN THE ATTIC
The streets taught Geoffrey Canada hard lessons. His Harlem Children’s Zone is teaching success.
When the Massachusetts team went South, its star black player came face-to-face with Jim Crow. And guess what the whole team did for Bunny?
Children were to be “seen and not heard” until Arnold Gesell’s clinic changed childhood.
Most toys were stupid and dull. But one company owned American childhood.
From “behind the curtain of my mind,” the fabulous Belle da Costa Greene masterminded the Morgan Library.
Think April is “the cruelest month?” E.E. Cummings will cure your despair.
wholly to be a fool
while Spring is in the world
Building the Empire State Building took courage. So did taking the photos.
Money. Angst. Ambition. Where can art’s true vision be found? In Baltimore, of course.
Few battles had been so mismatched. A billionaire tycoon vs. a woman with a pen. The winner?
In the Nenana Ice Classic, hope springs eternal, even where spring comes late
Silent film was dead. Scandal tainted his career. His mother died. The Depression began. And Charlie Chaplin made “City Lights.”
No verse was too light, no rhyme was too impossible for Ogden Nash.