I did not love the Superheroes in Gotham exhibit at the New-York Historical Society. I liked it. It was cute. It could have been so much more.
I do, however, love the manly facial pelt of Aaron Rodgers. In Movember, November,Â all the ever.
I also enjoyed an evening of documentary shorts at DOC NYC.
I did not enjoy the weak apology of the Mizzou prof who bulliedÂ two student journalists. Look, apologize or don’t; skip theÂ self-justifying and blame-throwing and ambiguity. If you don’t feel you canÂ fully own the apology, just skip it. Or call the students to apologize privately (if you think that’s warranted) and say nothing publicly. It’s an option.
I spoke at a conference for writers and illustrators of Jewish children’s books.
I went to the NYT Best Illustrated Books ceremony. It was lovely! And there was much excellent fashion! And I still love the books we chose! And Christian Robinson kindly autographed my daughter Josephine’s copy of Josephine and drew a little jazz dancing figure inside! (He won for Leo but I do not have a child named Leo.)
Here are the winners, minusÂ Csil from France & GuojingÂ from China, who couldn’t attend, sadly. The photo is by Earl Wilson for the New York Times.
And now I am working like crazy on Tablet’s Best Jewish Children’s Books of 2015 list. And sopping up the blood resulting from a sudden kitten attack on my earring.