Culture Spot: Blips on the Radar

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

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]