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‘Passion Doesn’t Pay the Rent’ – HarperCollins Workers Strike!

Steve Wishnia
One picketer’s sign riffed on Where the Wild Things Are, Maurice Sendak’s classic children’s book, which HarperCollins publishes. “Where the Wild Things Are Underpaid,” it read, with drawings of Max’s sailboat and one of the monsters he encounters.

Remembering Freedom

Ursula K. Le Guin parker higgins dot net
Books, you know, they’re not just commodities. The profit motive often is in conflict with the aims of art. We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art—the art of words.
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