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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...
  • A virtual milestone

    A virtual milestone
    Library hounds, research heads and history buffs, Robert Darnton has been reading your diary. Darnton, the university librarian at Harvard University, envisioned a digital library available free of charge to the public that would provide online access...
  • Throwing the book at 'Thieves of Book Row'

    It is hard to imagine a more gentlemanly trade than the buying and selling of old books. The very word "antiquarian" evokes tweedy, bespectacled fellows moving between dusty shelves to pull down some esoteric intellectual treasure. But as Travis McDade...
  • Chicago librarian remake of Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' goes viral

    Chicago librarian remake of Beastie Boys' 'Sabotage' goes viral
    Two Chicago private school employees are scheming on a thing that's "Sabotage." Duane Freeman and Mike Ferbrache didn't expect a remake of the Beastie Boys' "Sabotage" video--which was directed by Spike Jonze in 1994--to get much attention beyond...
  • Film at CNU to explore the cost and threats of sea level rise

    Film at CNU to explore the cost and threats of sea level rise
    Sea level rise is the subject explored in "Shored Up," a film to be screened 7 tonight at Christopher Newport University's Ferguson Center for the Arts. The movie spotlights issues facing coastal communities like those in Hampton Roads. "'Shored Up'...
  • Grand 1912 Plan Helped Shape Hartford

    Hartford's iQuilt plan, which focuses on the arts and cultural institutions around Bushnell Park, is one of many land-use master plans and studies produced for the city. The most prominent of these plans is arguably the 1912 Carrere and Hastings plan....
  • When are the 2013 Tony nominations?

    Tuesday is a big day for Broadway with the Tony nominations set for a live webcast starting at 5:30 a.m. PDT. The nominations will be announced on TonyAwards.com by multiple Tony winner Sutton Foster (most recently for "Anything Goes") and "Modern...
  • Catching Up With Holden In NYC

    Catching Up With Holden In NYC
    NEW YORK CITY — Storybook-themed outings, particularly for young kids, abound in New York. Fans of "Eloise at the Plaza'' by Kay Thompson can book the Plaza Hotel's Eloise Suite, featuring a sparkly padded pink headboard and Eloise's name in neon...
  • The fantastical hats of Dr. Seuss set to land at Laguna Beach

    The fantastical hats of Dr. Seuss set to land at Laguna Beach
    A traveling selection of hats, helmets, bonnets and caps once owned by Dr. Seuss makes a SoCal stop at a Laguna Beach art gallery on Friday. Photo Gallery: 7 things you didn't know about Dr. Seuss The touring "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!" exhibit is part...
  • The hats in the Fingerhut

     The hats in the Fingerhut
    Dr. Seuss kept two secrets under lock and key — his hat and art collections. Born Theodor Seuss Geisel in Springfield, Mass., he became a household name and national icon for his colorful illustrations and jaunty rhymes. But only his wife Audrey...