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  • 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,...
  • Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds

    Two Canadian cities have world's best public libraries, survey finds
    Two Canadian cities, Vancouver and Montreal, have the world’s best public library systems, according to a new survey by German researchers. Library mavens at the Heinrich Heine University in Dusseldorf studied libraries in 31 major world cities,...
  • 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...
  • Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.

    Caldecott, Newbery Medals awarded by American Library Assn.
    The American Library Assn. announced its 2013 book award winners Monday at its annual national conference, held this year in Seattle. While the best-known awards are the John Newbery Medal and the Caledecott Medal, there are dozens of awards, each of...
  • News of the Weird: Porn Site Estimates Its Viewers Have Spent 1.2 Million Years Watching

    News of the Weird: Porn Site Estimates Its Viewers Have Spent 1.2 Million Years Watching
    Perspective: A leading “adult” search engine reported in December that, over the last seven years, just two of the most popular Internet pornography websites it analyzes have been viewed 93 billion separate times, which averages to about 13...
  • New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Victoria Beckham

    New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Victoria Beckham
    NEW YORK -- Victoria Beckham, newly relocated from Los Angeles back to her home in London, presented her fall-winter 2013 fashion collection at the New York Public Library on Sunday morning. The crowd included her hunky hubbie David Beckham, who...
  • New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Raif menswear review

    New York Fashion Week fall 2013: Raif menswear review
    NEW YORK -- For the first time, Raif Adelberg presented his cashmere-heavy Raif fall-winter 2013 menswear runway collection during New York Fashion Week, staging a runway show Saturday in the New York Public Library at Lincoln Center as part of Details...
  • 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....