Libraries

entertainment

LeVar Burton Has a Message for Nonreaders Like Donald Trump

We talked to the famed 'Star Trek' actor about his past, present, and future.
Noel Ransome
10.26.18
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
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
10.6.17
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
5.25.17
fake news

Can Librarians Save Us from Fake News?

Libraries and colleges across the country are trying to educate people into being better, more discerning consumers of news.
Arielle Dollinger
3.21.17
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
1.29.17
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
12.20.16
Art

GIF Competition Gives Antique Imagery a Digital Age Update

These animated cultural heritage materials are decidedly un-stuffy.
Masha (Maria) Koblykova
12.3.16
News

We Asked People at the Library What They're Doing There

In six years, 350 libraries have closed in the UK, with another 111 due to be axed within the next 12 months. We asked who still uses libraries, and what for?
Amelia Dimoldenberg
3.30.16
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