As many creatives embrace new technology to enhance or supersede mediums that are centuries old, others continue to find inspiration in the tactility of pencil on paper, oil on canvas -- or in the case of Ellen Weider, the technique of drypoint.
I was always a 3M girl. I loved Mozart, martinis and macaroons. And then of course there's Mike. I met Mike Abrams as a studious Cornell freshman ...
Libraries are the great American equalizer. Whether you are young or old, rich or poor, atheist or devout, have a PhD or are a high school dropout, your public library welcomes you. They have no choice, as Roz Warren explains in her screamingly funny book, Our Bodies, Our Shelves: A Collection of Library Humor.
Much has been said about the value of libraries and the fear of their decay, both here on the Huffington Post, as well as elsewhere across the web. Re...
Born in Wichita, Kansas, Hattie McDaniel became the first African-American to win an Oscar for her portrayal of Mammy in the classic 1939 movie Gone with the Wind.
Libraries can be an important part of civic life in Illinois, providing spaces for reading, quiet work, Internet access, public gatherings and, of course, a place to hold a community's books. Not every Illinois county has the same number of public libraries available for their residents, though.
When my husband and I planted a Little Free Library -- a community book exchange -- in front of our Minneapolis bungalow, the response from the neighb...
So, my friends, here is the latest. For the next two weeks, I am off to France for a press trip, organized by the Poitou-Charentes region in Western France. How can I say no? The region is famous for its ancient Roman history, medieval architecture, plenty of small museums, and beautiful landscapes.
Imagine that you are the author of one of the most successful franchises of children's books in publishing history: To date, nine books and three movies, and more to follow. You're happily married, raising your kids in a small New England town. So what do you do next with your life?
Gosh, I'm pleased and flattered that our music is now in the Library of Congress, but it also feels a little weird because we were on Nixon's hit list along with Jane Fonda, Tom Hayden, and other "radicals." Now, we're "cool?"
At my local library, in the parking lot, by two of the spots near the door, there are signs that read, "Hybrid Low-Emission Parking Only." Excuse me while I go puke, would you?
After decades of being a pediatrician, and never saying "no" to a meeting with yet another nice person, it seems like I know everyone. I came to the party thinking and hoping that something might happen and it did.
However well-intentioned, the conversations about race didn't work out at Starbucks. But that doesn't mean that informal connections in public spaces can't take us to a more vibrant and diverse America. I see the potential every Tuesday night when I hang out at the public library.
Our libraries are critical community hubs located at the center of nearly every neighborhood in the city and offer some of the most needed services. As an employee of the Queens Library for 11 years, I witnessed firsthand the impact libraries have every day.
In short, these are instruments meant for the cultivation of a delicate, refined beauty, the sort which may seem difficult to come by in today's loud and fast-paced world, but whose quiet existence is there, inviting us all to consider its "alternate future."
With the decision pending in just a couple of weeks on Library #14 for President #44, the binding force of these successive projects is the fact that there is not and never should be a single political narrative. Such shifting values rely instead on the bedrock of freedom to sustain the dynamic bonds of the social contract it upholds.