Libraries

Books

No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries

Libraries are essential to our communities, in ways that even frequent patrons might not know.
Nicole Clark
7.24.18
Interviews

Utah Doom Duo Eagle Twin Are Apocalyptic Mythmakers

Stream the SLC doomsayers' new album, 'The Thundering Heard,' and dig into its naturalistic, literary-inspired mythos.
Margaret Welsh
3.28.18
entertainment

You're a Jerk If You Don't Love Libraries After Watching This Documentary

Frederick Wiseman's doc about the New York Public Library is nearly four hours long—and it's utterly essential.
Corey Atad
10.7.17
Installations

1.7 Million Documents Become an Explorable 'Library of Babel'

Using AI and machine learning, artist Refik Anadol has turned 1.7 million digital documents from a Turkish museum into a massive nod to Jorge Luis Borges.
Kevin Holmes
5.26.17
Art

Underappreciated Photos Re-Emerge for a Second Life in Philly

6 contemporary Philadelphia artists fill a gallery with bizarre, seemingly auspicious photography.
Diana Shi
1.30.17
KRISHNA

3 Fantastical Surprises Concealed Inside Historical Objects | Conservation Lab

As conservators pick an object apart, what lies inside can be another gem all its own.
Noémie Jennifer
12.21.16
Art

GIF Competition Gives Antique Imagery a Digital Age Update

These animated cultural heritage materials are decidedly un-stuffy.
Masha (Maria) Koblykova
12.5.16
News

We Asked People at UK Libraries What They're Doing There

In six years, 350 libraries have closed, with another 111 due to be axed within the next 12 months. We asked who still uses libraries, and what for?
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.31.16
africa

The Challenge for Fiction in Nigeria

To read or not to read? Depends what’s on the shelves.
Catherine Chapman
10.29.15
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week: A Guy Got Mad Because a Library Stocks Books by a Child Molester

Also this week: A girl was suspended from school for wearing a "Nobody Knows I'm a Lesbian" shirt.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
9.18.15
Culture

The Rise of DIY Libraries

With public library funding deteriorating, some are taking the matter of printed matter into their own hands.
Max Pearl
5.7.15
Stuff

Of the Top Ten Books Americans Want Banned, Eight Feature Diversity

To grapple with why so many Americans are bent on banning books that have non-white or LGBTQ characters, I spoke with the manager of the reader services department of the New York Public Library.
Giaco Furino
4.14.15
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