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Entries by The New York Public Library from 07/2012

The Lunch Box: A Cultural Icon

| Posted 07.12.2012 | Huffington Post

I realize now that my lunch box was just as cool as the trendy tin it tried to emulate. Yes, the alphabet embossing was embarrassing. The bright, unmistakeable, golden color was hideous. But, looking at this vestige of my youth, all I feel is a loving sentimentality.

Preserving a Hero's Legacy

| Posted 07.26.2012 | Huffington Post

Vito spotlights the passionate, dedicated and fierce-yet-gentle activist who help found organizations such as ACT UP, exposed negative stereotypes of homosexuals in mass-market films in his legendary book The Celluloid Closet and fought for government action during the AIDS crisis.

Elephant-Shaped Buildings and Other Curiosities: NYPL's Map Librarian Talks About Making Historical Geography a Part of the Internet

| Posted 07.26.2012 | New York

By Matt Knutzen, Geospatial Librarian - The New York Public Library One hundred years ago, a building-sized elephant stood across the street from the...