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FILE - Standing with a character from his book "Where the Wild Things Are," author and illustrator Maurice Sendak speaks with the media at the Childrens Museum of Manhattan in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Maurice Sendak, Author Of ‘Where Wild Things Are,’ Dead At 83

Longtime friend and live-in caretaker Lynn Caponera said she was with Maurice Sendak when he died at about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday at Danbury Hospital.

05/08/2012

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Houdini Goes On Display At The Jewish Museum

Whether he was swallowing needles, trapped in a straightjacket or locked inside a water torture chamber, Harry Houdini tempted fate and loved it.

12/05/2010