Originally published 12/20/2014
Although firmly entrenched as a Christmas icon, the tale of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” is a piece of relatively modern folklore penned in 1939 by a department store adman enduring a time of great personal tragedy.
Originally published 11/23/2013
Claims that his action is unprecedented miss the mark.
Originally published 12/24/2017
Crafting a parable, Robert Lewis May remembered the taunts he endured as a Jewish kid for his nose. Why not make an “underdog – a loser … triumphant in the end,” he thought.
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