Over at The Atlantic, Lydia Millet argues for the power and legitimacy of The Lorax’s moral message. Millet believes that the heavy-handedness of activist-minded fiction like The Lorax is powerful partly due to “its shamelessness. It pulls no punches; it wears its teacher heart on its sleeve.” The post No Matter How Small appeared first on The Millions.
Do you own the things you own? No, that is not a riddle being served up by the Cat in the Hat. Nor is it a rhyme spoken by the Lorax -- after all, he speaks for the trees, not for copyright laws. It seems like every week there is a debate about a new topic involving ownership rights. Show More Summary
Dr. Suess’s The Lorax, whence comes the title question, is socialist drivel of the most ignorant sort. But just because Theodore Geisel was a leftist dimwit who described the book as “ straight propaganda ” doesn’t mean trees are bad. Conservatives...Show More Summary
Corporate profitability has been a reliable early warning indicator of a coming recession and bull market top. According to the April 4th quarterly review by Strategas Research Partners, the S&P 500 peaks on average 7 quarters after corporate profit margins peak. Given the most recent peak...
by Rich Smith W.S. Merwin: Poet. Environmental activist. Living legend. Hottest Lorax you've ever seen. Lisa Kristine W.S. Merwin is a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, former Poet Laureate of the US, and a guy who, though honored by them,...Show More Summary
From the creators of Despicable Me… ’nuff said, right? Illumination has captivated audiences all over the world with the beloved hits Despicable Me, Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, Despicable Me 2 [...]
From 2012. Open thread below...
"But we're mad, we've been had, and we're not so glad, quoth the Lorax," Tina Fey said, remarkably similar to Palin. The most brilliant comedians know when something is so good that you don’t even have to change the words to make people laugh. Show More Summary
"But we're mad, we've been had, and we're not so glad, quoth the Lorax," Tina Fey said, remarkably similar to Palin
A superb adaptation.
From Noah And The Whale To Dr. Seuss: Charlie Fink On Soundtracking New Play 'The Lorax'
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Nov. 02--Opponents of the proposed Southwest light-rail line are invoking the prose of Dr. Seuss to illustrate the harm they say the $1.77 billion transit project will inflict on the environment. The Lakes and Parks Alliance (LPA), a local
Dr. Seuss's political leanings are well known — he was a liberal Democrat who opposed fascism in the 1940s and President Nixon in the 1970s. The movie of his book The Lorax is a fairly unsubtle pro-environment allegory. Less well celebrated...Show More Summary
Comic of the Week: Over at Electric Lit, check out Grant Snider’s comic on why we ban books. We look at The Lorax and other dangerous books in honor of Banned Books Week.
The co-creator of South Park is helping save a trio of sequoias under threat from development in Portland, Oregon, which means "Lorax Dave" the protester might finally be able to come down, KATU reports. According to the Oregonian, the trees were planted in the mid-1800s, but developer Everett Custom Homes...
In Theodor Geisel’s popular children’s tale The Lorax, the Once-ler uses fanciful logging machines to swiftly chop down the fictional truffula trees. Dr. Seuss might as well have thought of the kind of monstrous tree crushers the U.S. Army had used to level forests in Vietnam. In 1968, the Army leased two...
Dr. Seuss returns to bookstores today with his first "new" title in 25 years, making it a banner day for Lorax lovers, Horton huggers and Cat in the Hatters everywhere.
A Dr. Seuss classic that pulses with a distrust of materialism -- the very drive that causes the death of the Truffula trees -- has been turned into a vehicle for selling just about anything the studio could find a buyer for...
Leo Drey, the most important conservationist you’ve never heard of, was a tireless protector of forests even as he managed them for timber.