No, Amazon Cannot Replace Libraries
Libraries are essential to our communities, in ways that even frequent patrons might not know.
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.
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.
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.
Underappreciated Photos Re-Emerge for a Second Life in Philly
6 contemporary Philadelphia artists fill a gallery with bizarre, seemingly auspicious photography.
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.
GIF Competition Gives Antique Imagery a Digital Age Update
These animated cultural heritage materials are decidedly un-stuffy.
Masha (Maria) Koblykova
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?
The Challenge for Fiction in Nigeria
To read or not to read? Depends what’s on the shelves.
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
The Rise of DIY Libraries
With public library funding deteriorating, some are taking the matter of printed matter into their own hands.
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.