Category Archives: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

by Washington Irving. An early-American romp through the Hudson River Valley, drawn from German legends. Both creepier and funnier than you might think.
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25—La Belle et la Bete

Don’t try this at home: eye-scraping dry eye! EW! This week!Beauty and the Beast.No, not this one Or this one This one! (sort of…)By the woman with the long French name (that would be Jeanne Marie Le Prince de Beaumont). And, more on Bettleheim and Kohlberg…and a world lit only by fire. And, drum roll…the […]

26—The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 1

Learn the origins of the name “Tarrytown”as youlisten to Geoffrey Crayon’s Sketchbook. You should also check out Diedrich Knickerbocker’s History of New York! Meet my man Irving (aka “Mr. Knickerbocker”…). And his spectacularly (self-)designed home on the Hudson. Someday plan to take advantage of the Legend. Imagine yourself as part of the Hudson River School […]