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The Wizard of Oz Book Sculpture

Helen Baker’s book sculpture shows a literary journey down the Yellow Brick Road. Follow Dorothy page by page in this work displayed at the Bath Central Library in the UK during July. Link -via Lustik

The Late Movies: Muppets Singing Classic Songs

For your viewing pleasure, here are fourteen great Muppets performances — some involving the original artists! Danny Boy The three least articulate Muppets share their brilliant, touching interpretation of “Danny Boy.” While My Guitar Gently Weeps Floyd performs a touching cover, alone on the fire escape. School’s Out Alice Cooper, some pyrotechnics, and a host of Halloween-ish Muppets tear it up! Stand [...]

Is the Yellow Brick Road in Peekskill?

When L. Frank Baum wrote The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, could the yellow brick road have been inspired by a road in Peekskill, New York? City historian John Curran thinks so, and has done the research. Baum attended Peekskill Military Academy in 1868, when he was 12 years old. He did not enjoy the experience. Mr. [...]