Culture Spot: Blips on the Radar

Maurice Sendak’s Google doodle, Joseph Gordon-Levitt coming to TV, Kinky Boots and more

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Today would have been the 85th birthday of children’s book author and illustrator Maurice Sendak, who died last year. To honor him, today’s Google doodle is a joyous celebration of his works. Let the wild rumpus begin!

Kinky Boots struts off with the most Tony Awards. But when is it coming to L.A.? [NPR]

Joseph Gordon-Levitt will turn his Hit RECord project into a variety show for TV. [YouTube]

Did you know that some of the outdoor scenes in Joss Whedon’s filmic adaptation of Much Ado About Nothing were shot in his own backyard? [PopMatters]

At Universal Theme Park now offers super expensive VIP tickets. And they’re a hit. [NY Times]

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be Twitter twits. 10 people who learned social media can get you fired. [CNN]

“Why I No Longer Give Away My Music”–toward a new copyright. [an artist]

From Rhys Ifans to Madonna: writers on their worst celebrity interviews. [Guardian]

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