February 4, 2000 |
It's a match-up so unlikely that it deserves a cartoon of its own. Imagine the propaganda battles of World War II being fought, say, in a boxing ring. In one corner, wearing black death's-head trunks, is Nazi spinmeister Joseph Goebbels. In the other, wearing a red-and-white-striped Uncle Sam topper that will reappear, transformed, on the Cat in the Hat, backing Britain and FDR, excoriating Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, France's Vichy regime, isolationists such as Charles A.
January 31, 2010 |
Every year, millions of people find themselves craving a vacation from greater Los Angeles. Many of these people don't want to cross state lines or climb mountains or contend with deserts, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, redwoods, Gold Country or Mickey Mouse. Which leaves them facing this question: San Francisco or San Diego? Or, as some people would phrase it: Think or swim? It is a per-capita fact that one city has more surf shops and the other has more college graduates. But there's more to this choice than that.
October 13, 1991
As I read the thoughtful eulogy to Theodor Geisel ("Our Imaginations Ran Loose in the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss," Sept. 26), tears streamed down my face as once again my children and grandchildren sat beside me and we ventured into the marvelous make-believe world that he created. I give much credit to Dr. Seuss for the sense of humor that has blessed my children and their children. I feel certain that those who share my sentiments may be counted in the millions. PHIL PISTER Bishop
November 22, 2006 |
Dartmouth College has acquired the papers of 1936 graduate Budd Schulberg, author of "What Makes Sammy Run?" and an Oscar winner for his screenplay for "On the Waterfront." The collection includes drafts of various projects and correspondence, including material related to his controversial testimony before the House Un-American Activities Committee. The papers will be available to the public at Dartmouth's Rauner Special Collections Library, which also houses the works of Theodor Geisel (Dr.
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August 5, 2003 |
Audrey S. Geisel, widow of Theodor Geisel, the children's book writer popularly known as Dr. Seuss, has donated $1 million to expand UC San Diego's Faculty Club. "I wanted to help with the expansion of the Faculty Club because it is the heart of the campus -- a place where faculty, staff and students can come together to exchange ideas and learn from one another," she said in a statement. Geisel, president of Dr. Seuss Enterprises, is a founding member of the Faculty Club.