The AAUGH Blog Podcast episode 03: Franklin’s real life mother

In 1968, Harriet Glickman wrote to Charles Schulz to encourage him to integrate the comic strip by adding an African America character to Peanuts. In this episode, we talk to her about why she wrote that letter, and how it caused a controversial change to America’s most popular comic strip.

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Nothing better to do than post more Japanese Peanuts books

Back to venturing through Japanese Peanuts publications, relying on my complete inability to read Japanese and my lack of experience with their culture. For example, I am very unsure what the Snoopy 3Way Book is. I suspect it is far more innocent than a US publication with “threeway” in the …

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Peanuts and American Culture

Coming next May is the book Peanuts and American Culture,.Looking at PeanutsĀ  in the context of it’s “Cold War roots, this collection of new essays explores existentialism, the reshaping of the nuclear family, the Civil Rights Movement, 1960s counterculture, feminism, psychiatry and fear of the bomb. Chapters focus on the …

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Review: You’re a Good Kid, Charlie Brown

Limericks can be tricky to form. Their rhyme scheme has a well-defined norm. They all go in this way: it’s A A B B A And the last line should hit like a storm.   And yet writers must be really slick to tell folks that its a limerick. For …