Sorry for being a little slow on the uptake, but Where The Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak passed away at 83. The NY Times has a in-depth article on his life. Sendak is renowned for turning the world of children’s literature upside down. His books are some of the first to depict kids as bad, angry and capable of horrific nightmares. He instated a sense of realism into overly moralistic stories. He illustrated hundreds of books and in the later stage of his career focused on theatrical design. Another creative genius has passed away.