The Blank on Blank organization has created an animated video starring Even Cowgirls Get the Blues author Tom Robbins. The video embedded above features outtakes from a previously unheard interview conducted with Tod Mesirow that took place in 1994. In the past, the producers behind this YouTube channel made pieces about I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings memoirist Maya Angelou, Where the Wild Things Are creator Maurice Sendak, and Infinite Jest novelist David Foster Wallace.
Craig Ferguson will be leaving The Late, Late Show on December 19th. In honor of Ferguson’s departure, Larry King read a “farewell poem” during his appearance. The video embedded above features King’s full performance—what do you think?
Still working on picking up gifts for the holiday season? The Homemade Game Guru YouTube channel offers a “Dollar Store Hack” solution for Guardians of the Galaxy fans: a “Cardboard Baby Groot Superhero” craft. If you want to make this project, watch the video tutorial embedded above. What do you think?
What does it take to make a pop-up book? The TED-Ed team has created a video called “Bringing a Pop-Up Book to Life.”
The book within the lesson focuses on the subject of tectonic plates. We’ve embedded the animated video above—what do you think?
In celebration of The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies movie, The Colbert Report host Stephen Colbert dressed up as Bilbo Baggins, Legolas Greenleaf, and Gandalf the Grey for the cover of Entertainment Weekly. In the video embedded above, he talks about the experience.
Besides The Hobbit photos, this issue also features an essay where Colbert talks about his long-time infatuation with J.R.R. Tolkien’s books and an interview between Colbert and director Peter Jackson. Follow this link to watch a behind-the-scenes footage of the cover shoot.
What happens when you give a Humans of New York book to a group of kids? The video embedded above features “little humans reading Little Humans.”
What would happen if bibliophiles re-imagined the “12 Days of Christmas” song? The music video embedded above features the Candlewick Press staff performing the “12 Days of Candlewick Holiday.” This children’s books-themed track replaces “a partridge in a pear tree” with “a red hat on a big bear.” What do you think?
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