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Michael Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Gross

Perhaps because he has a ready-made megaphone, David Carr doesn't get the benefits HuffPo and Facebook offer those of us who lack his significant advantage.

Enabling Social Change With Social Media: An Interview With Toby Daniels, the Founder of Social Media Week

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Toby Daniels is a proud, self-proclaimed enabler. The co-founder of Social Media Week has worked tirelessly for years to bring social media tools into the hands of individuals, businesses and non profits.

Karen Armstrong's 12 Steps Of Compassion To Change The World

Bryan Maygers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Bryan Maygers

All too frequently, religious believers often act in opposition to the core message of their faiths and nonbelievers vilify religion as the source of many of the world's problems.

Burlesque Explosion

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jenna Henry Hansen

Although some argue whether the art of the striptease is making a comeback or never disappeared in New York City, neo-burlesque grabbed the stage by the spotlight and won't let go.

A Night with Patience and Fortitude

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

Had you noticed that the iconic main branch of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street has been wrapped Christo-esque for what seems to be forever?...

My First Love Was a Library

Lev Raphael | Posted 02.12.2015 | Books
Lev Raphael

I fell in love with our local library in first grade. It was a gorgeous building designed by McKim, Mead and White. I didn't know its history until recently. What I did know was that I felt excited,

Radioactive Artist Lauren Redniss Talks of Love, Science, and Finding Inspiration at the Library

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

When Lauren Redniss is asked why she created Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout, her reply is as striking as her work: "I wanted to create a visual book about invisible forces."

The World's Eight Smartest Hotels (PHOTOS)

Tiffany Hawk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tiffany Hawk

Hoteliers love to tout their technology, so it's no big surprise that many are adding e-readers to their lists of amenities. But a handful of chic properties are offering an even more extraordinary perk: real books.

How to Cook Sri Lankan With Cabbage

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Traditional Sri Lankan cuisine is a wondrous mix of tropical produce, freshly pounded spices, and curries cooked slowly in clay pots over an open fire.

Breakfast for Champions

Liz Neumark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Neumark

The last day of the year once again found Great Performances and me at the New York Public Library for the Mayors annual Interfaith Breakfast. It is ...

Returning to Busytown: Remembering Richard Scarry

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Born in Boston in 1919, Scarry was a terrible student who loathed school. He was, however, a talented illustrator.

It's Alive: Mary Shelley's first Work Gets Remixed

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Back in 1808, a 10-year-old Mary Shelley broke into the book business. Her anarchist philosopher father owned a publishing company, and was creating a children's book called Mounseer Nongtongpaw.

The National Lampoon and Humor Lately

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Chris Kelly

Like brewing your own beer, satire is tricky, time consuming, and not as rewarding as you might expect. Humor is a lousy weapon, and anyone who thinks different is in for a life of one humiliating loss after another.

Your Baby Can Read? That's Nice, But It's Not What Toddler Story Time Should Be About

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Reading to children isn't about pressuring your kid into becoming some sort of prodigy who can wow your friends at parties by reading index cards at six months.

Talking Turkey

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

While you're digesting yesterday's meal, feast your eyes on this: vintage Thanksgiving greeting cards from the early 20th century, along with seasonal posters and menus.

Recollecting an Image: Amy Arbus and Ann Magnuson Visit the New York Public Library

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Integral participants of the downtown art scene in 1980's New York, photographer Amy Arbus and performance artist Ann Magnuson lived in the vortex of an edgy and fast-paced creative community.

Smarthistory

Rebecca Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rebecca Taylor

While the Internet has spawned its share of plagiarism, it has also democratically flung open the doors of informational access and given students everywhere a platform for accessing valuable records.

Languages of God: The Word as Decoration

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

2010-11-10-language.jpgThe veneration of text and language went hand in hand in Islam, and the emphasis on both was strengthened by an even earlier aversion to figurative art.

The Lord's Work: Photographs of Compassion (Slideshow)

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

These images, selected from the Library's Photography Collection, take a look at those hard at work in the service of God.

New York Public Library Honors 2010 Lions

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Literary luminaries gathered last night at the New York Public Library for its annual Library Lions dinner. This year's honorees included two writer...

Interview: How Libraries Changed Maya Angelou's Life

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

When legendary poet, author, and playwright Dr. Maya Angelou was a young girl, she truly believed that her words killed a man.

From Vault to Exhibition Gallery: Conserving Library Treasures

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Amid a treasure trove of the the major texts of the Abrahamic religions, embossed-wood covers, gold-tooled leathers, and fine linen papers are pages damaged in centuries past by insects, animals, food, fire, and water.

Keith Richards, Jay-Z To Give Talks At New York Public Library

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Don't make them whisper: Keith Richards and Jay-Z each will give talks this fall at the New York Public Library. The Rolling Stones ...

All That Is Godly Must Glitter

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

The need to beautify the sacred is one of most universal of religious impulses. As the exhibition Three Faiths amply demonstrates, it is shared by the three great monotheistic faiths of western civilization.

The Letter That Announced a New World: Revisiting the Roots of Columbus Day

The New York Public Library | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
The New York Public Library

Christopher Columbus may not have been able to Tweet news of his first voyage to the New World, but his reports on the 1492-93 expedition reached readers in Europe fairly quickly.