“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Is Totally Not Making Us Cry

“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Is Totally Not Making Us Cry

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A new trailer for Simon Curtis’s “Goodbye Christopher Robin” has dropped. The movie will take a look at how A.A. Milne concocted “Winnie the Pooh,” and his relationship with his son, Christopher Robin Milne.   Check out the trailer here (via People):     Set right after World War I, the movie will dramatize the creation of one of the world’s most famous fictional bears. It looks like a heartfelt father-son drama, and will probably end up being a real tearjerker.   “Goodbye Christopher Robin” opens in theaters October 13.   via GIPHY   Feature image courtesy of Angela’s Anxious Life.

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

Charming House That Inspired “Charlotte’s Web” Hits the Market

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Spiders aren’t usually a selling point for houses, but that might be a little different for E.B. White’s house which inspired the beloved children’s book “Charlotte’s Web.’ The house, which includes the barn where Charlotte and Wilbur supposedly lived, is being offered for $3.7 million by current owners Robert and Mary Gallant.   The 44-acre property is situated in North Brooklin, Maine, with views of Acadia National Park. Some unique features of the house include six working fireplaces, a wood stove, and 19th century stenciling, according to “Yankee Magazine.” The Gallants have also maintained the gardens that White’s wife, Katherine, cared for …

Italian Authors Protest Ban of LGBT Books in City Schools

Italian Authors Protest Ban of LGBT Books in City Schools

When the mayor of Venice banned picture books about same-sex families from the city’s schools, he got a little more than he bargained for. In protest, more than 250 Italian authors have asked that their books also be pulled from school shelves. The mayor of Venice, Luigi Brugnaro, was just elected last month. One of his first acts was to remove certain books from city schools. He has already removed about 50 different books from classrooms and libraries all over the city, including books about same-sex couples, books about racial discrimination, and books about physical discrimination. Under pressure, some of these books have already been …