Maria Perego, Topo Gigio’s Creator, Dies at 95 – The New York Times

The mouse puppet that she made in the late 1950s in Italy became a worldwide phenomenon, with the help of “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

What exhuming Francisco Franco’s remains could mean for Spain – The Washington Post

This just in… Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

This undated photo shows Gen. Francisco Franco watching the front during the Spanish Civil War. (AFP/Getty Images)

Revisiting the dictator’s resting place offers a chance to reckon with a dark history.

Source: What exhuming Francisco Franco’s remains could mean for Spain – The Washington Post

Dementia Stopped Peter Max From Painting. For Some, That Spelled a Lucrative Opportunity. – The New York Times

Now Peter Max’s associates are trading lurid allegations of kidnapping, hired goons, attempted murder by Brazil nut and art fraud on the high seas.

Pennsylvania declares May 23 ‘1-4-3 Day’ in memory of Fred Rogers

It is the 143rd day of the year, a number Mr. Rogers would use to express “I love you.” The governor of Pennsylvania has dedicated today to Mr. Rogers and acts of kindness in his memory.