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GOP Uses Dr. Seuss Issue to Raise Funds

By sending donors a Seuss book

(Newser) - Republicans aren't happy about the "cancellation" of certain Dr. Seuss books over racist imagery—and they're using the issue to raise money. "'Cancel Culture is TOXIC!' / Patriots proudly declare," reads a rhyme on the National Republican Congressional Committee's fundraising page . "...

After Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, Demand Spikes

Other Seuss titles are topping bestseller lists, while 6 yanked ones are hot on eBay

(Newser) - A decision by the company that controls the Dr. Seuss name to no longer publish or sell six books in its portfolio doesn't seem to have hurt the brand. USA Today reports that, as of Thursday morning, Dr. Seuss books are selling like hotcakes online: On Amazon's bestseller...

6 Dr. Seuss Books Just Got Shelved
6 Dr. Seuss Books
Just Got Shelved
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6 Dr. Seuss Books Just Got Shelved

Titles will no longer be published because of how they portray non-white characters

(Newser) - Tuesday is the 117th birthday of the late Theodor Seuss Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss, but the celebration this year comes with controversy. The business that controls the Seuss name says six books will no longer be published or sold because they portray people "in ways that are hurtful and...

Here Are the NY Public Library's 10 Most Popular Books

'The Snowy Day' by Ezra Jack Keats has been checked out more than 485K times

(Newser) - Millions of books have exited and reentered the New York Public Library for more than a century, and the institution has finally run the numbers on some of its most popular offerings. The New York Times reports that the library sifted through the history of its inventory for six months...

Actual Tree That Inspired The Lorax Falls

Monterey Cypress turned into fictional 'Truffula' trees in Dr. Seuss book

(Newser) - From his home in La Jolla, Calif., Theodor Geisel—better known to the world as Dr. Seuss—could see a distinctive Monterey Cypress tree in a seaside park, according to the city's website . That exact tree is said to have inspired the book The Lorax, about a quest to...

Dr. Seuss' Widow Dies; Once Said He Wasn't Much for Kids

Real ones, anyway. Audrey Geisel was 97

(Newser) - Audrey Geisel, the widow of children's author Dr. Seuss and longtime overseer of his prolific and lucrative literary estate, has died at age 97. She died "peacefully" at her home in La Jolla, California. Dr. Seuss, whose real name was Theodor Geisel, died in 1991, and Audrey Geisel...

Court Cites Dr. Seuss in Ruling Against Pipeline

Virginia judges say Forest Service failed its duty to 'speak for the trees,' Lorax-style

(Newser) - A federal appeals court in Virginia thinks the US Forest Service forgot a fundamental part of its mission, and it summoned Dr. Seuss to remind them. “We trust the United States Forest Service to ‘speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues,'" the fourth...

This Year's Top-Earning Dead Celebs
This Year's
Top-Earning
Dead Celebs

This Year's Top-Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson earned $75M in last 12 months: 'Forbes'

(Newser) - Celebrities aren't any less mortal than the rest of us, but their earning power can be. Forbes takes a look at the highest-paid dead celebrities of the past year, measuring pretax income as of Oct. 15. Among those included is a celeb who died this month—and another who...

Librarian Rejects Melania's 'Racist' Dr. Seuss Gift

'We will not be keeping the titles for our collection'

(Newser) - The illustrations of Melania Trump's favorite children's author are "steeped in racist propaganda, caricatures, and harmful stereotypes," according to an elementary school librarian who rejected a gift from the first lady. Trump sent 10 Dr. Seuss books to the Cambridgeport School in Cambridge, Mass., to mark...

Dr. Seuss Museum Opens, With Some Controversy

Some want to know why Springfield, Mass., museum doesn't have his WWII-era work

(Newser) - From the squiggly, pink handrails outside the entrance to the front hall decorated with scenes from "And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street"—a real street just blocks away—the new Amazing World of Dr. Seuss Museum says, "You're off to great places!...

Michigan Couple Face Jail Over Late Dr. Seuss Book

They say it isn't criminal to take so long paying late fees

(Newser) - A Michigan husband and wife are beside themselves after having been warned they could face up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine over two unreturned library books. It all started in the summer of 2014, when their son checked out a Dr. Seuss book for the couple'...

New Dr. Seuss Book Will Answer Burning Question

Specifically, 'What pet should I get?'

(Newser) - Cat in the hat or a gnat or a rat that is fat? If there's no way you could choose which creature to adopt, Dr. Seuss may be able to help. Random House announced today it will publish yet another tale (complete with pics) by the popular children's...

4 Lost Dr. Seuss Stories Coming Out

The 1950s tales feature Horton and an early version of the Grinch

(Newser) - Horton heard a Who—and his ears might be ringing right now with the news that he's about to make a comeback. Random House is republishing four Dr. Seuss stories on Sept. 9 that haven't been seen since the 1950s, when they first made their appearance in Redbook...

Ted Cruz Still Standing, Reads Green Eggs and Ham

Marathon session passes 18-hour mark

(Newser) - As part of Sen. Ted Cruz's anti-ObamaCare talkathon—which he has vowed to keep up until he can no longer stand —he read the Dr. Seuss classic, Green Eggs and Ham, to his daughters. "Daddy's going to be home soon, to read to you in person,...

Lorax Statue Swiped From Dr. Seuss Widow

Thieves grabbed bronze statue from Audrey Geisel's estate

(Newser) - Some Grinch has made off with Dr. Seuss' very own Lorax: Thieves apparently stole a two-foot, 300-pound bronze statue of the creature from the garden of Theodore Geisel's 90-year-old widow over the weekend, reports the San Diego Union-Tribune . "It’s a valuable piece because there are only two...

Lorax Busts Out Massive $70.7M Open

'Project X' takes second, beating 'Act of Valor' and 'Safe House'

(Newser) - The tree-loving furry thing in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax helped set a 2012 box office record by opening with $70.7 million this weekend, trouncing The Vow's $41 million open last month, the Los Angeles Times reports. Raunchy party flick Project X took second place with a solid $20....

Boring Lorax Does Green Message No Favors

Another Dr. Seuss film disaster

(Newser) - The Lorax may have a sound environmental message, but it's lost in a subpar movie that warps Dr. Seuss' original sentiment. One critic found the movie so vile he was inspired to write a Seuss-esque poem of his own:
  • "There’s no fun in The Lorax, no joy
...

Lost Dr. Seuss Stories to Be Published

'Bippolo Seed' and other stories found in old magazines

(Newser) - Cat In the Hat fans will soon be able to get to know Gustav the Goldfish, the Zinniga-Zanniga, and other Dr. Seuss characters not seen since the '50s. The stories were discovered in old magazine pages offered for sale by a Massachusetts dentist and collector of the beloved children's author's...

Highest Earning Dead Celebs
 Highest Earning Dead Celebs 

Highest Earning Dead Celebs

Michael Jackson, predictably, made the list—but not at No. 1

(Newser) - The stars on Forbes ' annual list of the top-earning dead celebrities number, appropriately, 13. To make the list, a "deleb" must have brought in at least $6 million in the past year. This year's list is notably missing former mainstays Marilyn Monroe, James Dean, and Steve McQueen, and...

Seuss' Lorax Slated to Be 3D Movie

(Newser) - Dr Suess' green-themed story The Lorax is becoming the first of his works to get the 3D treatment, Variety reports. Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment plan to release the animated picture in 2012, on what would have been the author's 108th birthday. His 1971 book told the story of a...

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