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Libraries

Turning Libraries into Amazon Stores Is Class Warfare

Public libraries incubate working-class brilliance, and privatizing them would be a terrible injustice.
Cyree Jarelle Johnson
7.24.18
You Know Who Rules?

The Woman Behind the Library Where You Can Rent Signs Protesting Trump

Aram Han Sifuentes tells Broadly what she learned founding the first ever Protest Banner Lending Library.
Linda Yang
12.16.17
DRM

The Incredibly Technical History of Digital Rights Management

DRM, one of the internet’s dark arts, was already in the works—complete with epic patents—years before the existence of Napster gave it a business case.
Ernie Smith
10.19.17
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
WTF

Why Are Dozens of A1 Sauce Bottles Mysteriously Appearing in This Library?

Won't somebody please think of all the dry, flavorless steak?
Alex Swerdloff
3.16.17
The Artist

'Art Jail,' Today's Comic by Anna Haifisch

There's a special prison for artists. It seems like the greatest place on Earth.
Anna Haifisch
11.22.16
daily vice

Thomas Morton Shows Us Inside His Night Library

On this episode of 'Daily VICE', the host of VICELAND series 'BALLS DEEP' shows us how he prepared to hang out with senior citizens in Hallandale, Florida.
VICE Staff
10.31.16
Books

This Camera Can Read a Book Without Opening It

A new imaging technique can read what is printed on the pages of a book without ever opening it.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.11.16
Art

When Regular Tools Don’t Cut It, Make 'Em Yourself | Conservation Lab

Conserving one-of-a-kind objects calls for unique solutions.
Noémie Jennifer
8.30.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Some Adults Got Really Pissed Because They Couldn't Go to a Children's Harry Potter Party

"Why in Merlin's saggy balls have an age restriction?" one angry adult muggle wrote on the Facebook event's page.
Helen Donahue
4.4.16
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
Fashion

The Met Museum Has a "Costume Institute" to Preserve the History of Fashion

From 1930s croquis to Naomi Campbell, take a look inside the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library.
Antwaun Sargent
8.21.15
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