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Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
RIP

Goodbye, Maurice Sendak


It's not been a great week for wonderful Spike Jonze collaborators; children's book author and inspiringly hilarious curmudgeon Maurice Sendak has died at 83. Above, Sendak's straight-up incredible interview with Stephen Colbert, a segment that was so good that the jokey book that he helped Colbert conceptualize is actually being published, complete with a Sendak quote on the cover. Part 2 is below. Thanks for everything, Maurice. Let the wild rumpus start.