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  • Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book

    Map Thief's Misadventures Chronicled In New Book
    In his previous incarnation, before breaking bad, E. Forbes Smiley III was more than a buyer and seller of rare maps. He was a self-taught scholar of cartographers and their masterworks. He can still expound, no doubt, on the historical value of maps, how...
  • For 'I Read Everywhere' campaign, images of readers everywhere

    For 'I Read Everywhere' campaign, images of readers everywhere
    If you’re such an obsessive reader that you take books mountain climbing with you, or if you read while walking (a potentially hazardous activity), or if you simply fill as much free time as you can with reading, then the New York Public Library...
  • Libraries to offer Wi-Fi to go in Chicago and New York

    Public libraries around the country have long been places where you can go to use the Internet. Indeed, on any given day at any given library, you might find more people using social media, filling out job applications and perusing Web pages on computer...
  • Will The Penguin Drive A Ford? Fox Signs Automaker to Sponsor 'Gotham'

    Ford Motor is revving its engines over the prospect of hanging out with Catwoman, The Riddler and maybe even The Joker. The automaker has aligned itself with the first season of Fox's freshman drama "Gotham," which depicts the fictional DC Comics...
  • Wethersfield's New Library Director Trades City Life For Suburbs

    WETHERSFIELD — New Library Director Brook Berry has traded the bustle of Manhattan for the suburban charm of Wethersfield, and she couldn't be happier. "I'm really, really excited to be here," said Berry, who came to town after nearly 16 years at...
  • Regional Digest: Connecticut Tigers Eliminated

    Tigers Eliminated Despite a four-run rally in the sixth inning, The Connecticut Tigers lost 6-5 to the Tri-City ValleyCats and were eliminated in the best-of-three New York-Penn League semifinals Thursday night in Troy, N.Y. Tri-City is attempting to...
  • Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding

    Nate Berkus hitched in N.Y. Public Library's first same-sex wedding
    Nate Berkus has built a dream wedding of his own: The designer wed fiance Jeremiah Brent on Saturday in New York City. The "American Dream Builders" host, interior designer and author wed Brent, also a designer and TV personality, at the New York Public...
  • 'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory

    'Death of the Author' finds life in academic theory
    Steven Drukman, a playwright who teaches at New York University, has written what may be his best play — a sparkling academic comedy that spins its tantalizing web from, of all arcane things, the literary theory of Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida...
  • The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later

    The fateful vision of 'Network,' nearly 40 years later
    "I want you to go to the window, open it, stick your head out and yell, 'I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." So said Howard Beale in "Network." When the movie opened in fall 1976, critics and audiences — not to mention...
  • Jack Spade goes back to the bag to move apparel forward

    Jack Spade goes back to the bag to move apparel forward
    NEW YORK -- Jack Spade made its first New York Fashion Week presentation Wednesday in the Edna Barnes Salomon Room at the New York Public Library. The inspiration: “We titled this collection ‘The Art of Subtraction,’” said the...
  • The 'Tastemaker' paints Carl Van Vechten as cultural impressario of his time

    Although he would hardly cause a blip on cultural radar screens today, Carl Van Vechten was, at various stages of his long and storied life, a journalist, provocateur, novelist, nightlife denizen, music and theater critic, confidant to Gertrude Stein,...