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Vote for the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

Members of the public can help determine the winner of the 2019 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction. The prize, which is sponsored by ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law, is “given annually to a book-length work of fiction that best illuminates the role of lawyers in society and their power to effect change.” It was established in 2011 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the publication of To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. The three finalists this year are: The Boat Peo...
Tags: Law, Washington, Harper Lee, Library Of Congress, ABA Journal, University of Alabama School of Law, Justice Issues, Sujata Massey, Malabar Hill, Sharon Bala, Steven B Frank


Ogle These Vintage Public-Domain Cat Pictures From the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress hosts a vast library of public domain images that can be used for anything you want, including commercial use. And they occasionally curate small collections from their database of over 800,000 photos, prints, and drawings. The Library has built 28 themed collections of images, including a…Read more...
Tags: Images, Photos, Art, Photography, Cats, History, Lifehacks, Library Of Congress, Public Domain


Classic Children’s Books Now Digitized and Put Online: Revisit Vintage Works from the 19th & 20th Centuries

Children’s books are big business. And the market has never been more competitive. Bestselling, character-driven series spawn their own TV shows. Candy-colored readers feature kids’ favorite comic and cartoon characters. But kids’ books can also be fine art—a venue for well-written, finely-illustrated literature. And they are a serious subject of scholarship, offering insights into the histories of book publishing, education, and the social roles children were taught to play throughout modern h...
Tags: Google, Books, Congress, College, Washington, Edgar Allan Poe, K-12, Libraries, Santa Claus, Jack, Library Of Congress, Howard Pyle, Facebook Twitter, Jimmy, Josh Jones, Gustave Doré


The Checkup: In Classic Children’s Books, a Window to Childhood in Past Centuries

Rare children’s books, made available online through the Library of Congress, show both the constants and the evolution in children’s literature.
Tags: News, Library Of Congress, Books and Literature, Children and Childhood, Libraries and Librarians, Newbery Medal


Library of Congress collection used for wartime comic book research

#22 from Grand Comics Database Paul Hirsch used the papers of the Writers' War Board held in the Library of Congress, specifically Box 11 of the collection, to look at how a semi-official government body influenced the depiction of the Axis in comic books during the war. DC Comics, Fawcett Comics, and Street & Smith are specifically mentioned. The WWB also encouraged racial reconciliation in America at the same time, with a 'Race Hatred Committee' which helped with an anti-lynching ...
Tags: Comics, Congress, America, History, Racism, World War 2, World War Ii, Propaganda, Library Of Congress, Board, Mike Rhode, Captain Marvel, Justice Society of America, Street Smith, Paul Hirsch, DC Comics Fawcett Comics


Cary Joji Fukunaga, Nicole Kassell Developing Last of the Mohicans Series

Cary Joji Fukunaga, Nicole Kassell developing Last of the Mohicans series James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans is coming to the small screen, courtesy of Cary Joji Fukunaga (True Detective) and Nicole Kassell (Watchmen). As noted by Deadline, who first reported the story, this marks the first collaboration between the two directors. Fukunaga will pen the script with Nicholas Osborne, with Kassell directing. The series is being developed at Paramount Television and produced by Ano...
Tags: Better Call Saul, TV, Movies, James Bond, Library Of Congress, Hawkeye, Cary Fukunaga, Cora, Daniel Day Lewis, Kassel, Fukunaga, Paramount Television, Paramount TV, James Fenimore Cooper, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Uncas


Persian-Language Manuscripts Now Online.

Good news from the Library of Congress: In celebration of the Persian New Year, also known as Nowruz, the Library of Congress has digitized and made available online for the first time the Rare Persian-Language Manuscript Collection, which sheds light on scientific, religious, philosophical and literary topics that are highly valued in the Persian speaking lands. This collection, including 150 manuscripts with some dating back to the 13th century, also reflects the diversity of religious and con...
Tags: Uncategorized, Library, Linguistics, Library Of Congress, Jami, Congress Every, Nizami Ganjavi, Nowruz the Library of Congress, Saadi Hafez Rumi, First Unitarian Church of Oakland California


DC, but make it glam: Queer Eye's fab five meet AOC in Washington

The cast met with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Nancy Pelosi on a trip to Washington to advocate for the Equality ActCongresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez met with the cast of Queer Eye in Washington DC on Thursday. Photograph: Yuri Gripas/ReutersConsidering her self-confessed “completely depraved lifestyle”, New York congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez could probably use a visit from the style experts of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye.But on Thursday, four of the show’s Fab 5 presenters arrive...
Tags: New York, News, Instagram, Washington, Netflix, United States, Washington Dc, House, Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, Customs, Library Of Congress, Aoc, Van Ness, Steny Hoyer, Washington Monument


Theatre Critic Nancy Pelosi: Broadway’s “Mockingbird” Is A Play For Our Time

“In this play, we learn something so important: decency. In our country right now there’s a craving for decency, and this play is about that,” Pelosi said at an event at the Library of Congress hosted by the Educational Theatre Association. – The Hill
Tags: Art, Theatre, Broadway, Nancy Pelosi, Library Of Congress, Pelosi, Educational Theatre Association, 04.02.19


Navigating the Deep Riches of the Web

We all know that great swathes of the web are simply garbage – absurd listicles, the detritus of content farms living a zombie existence, abandoned social networks, virtually everything on Twitter. It all has some fascinating value in the future just as scientists and historians learn things from the actual physical garbage of the past. But one of the amazing things about the Internet is that in addition to all the garbage and trash the web contains almost limitless different niches of treasures...
Tags: Wtf, News, Congress, Russia, Brown University, Ibm, Miles Davis, North, Ansel Adams, North America, Library Of Congress, British Library, Caribbean, New England, Leipzig, Josh Marshall


Who is the one true Batman? That answer and more as the Caped Crusader turns 80 at WonderCon

Jim Lee was 5 years old when his family moved to the United States in the ’60s. Though he didn’t read English, Lee understood what Batman was all about. “You could tell what was going on just from the pictures themselves,” says Lee, the co-publisher and chief creative officer for DC, which has been Batman’s home since his debut in 1939. Film producer Michael E. Uslan vividly remembers his own childhood encounter with Batman. He and his big brother had 50 cents, enough to buy five comic books in ...
Tags: Books, Christopher Nolan, Ben Affleck, Superman, Tim Burton, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Christian Bale, George Clooney, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Dc, Disneyland


April 9: Emergence of the Comic Strip in the 19th Century talk at Library of Congress

       NEWS from the LIBRARY of CONGRESS   March 27, 2019   Public contact:    Martha Kennedy (202) 707-9115, [email protected] Request ADA accommodations five business days in advance at (202) 707-6362 or [email protected]   Swann Foundation Fellow to Discuss Emergence of the Comic Strip in the 19th Century, April 9                   Swann Foundation Fellow Joshua Abraham Kopin will give an illustrated lecture at the Library of ...
Tags: Twitter, Comics, Usa, Congress, Washington, United States, Washington Dc, Library Of Congress, Ada, Alley, Hogan, U S Congress, Mike Rhode, James Madison Building, University of Texas at Austin He, U S Copyright Office Explore


12 WonderCon events to see at the Anaheim comic and cosplay convention

Birthday cake for Batman and all his Bat-fans. We could stop the list right there and you’d know the one thing you should definitely not miss at WonderCon this weekend. 1) The Happy Birthday Batman! panel at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday will have well-known Bat-people on the dais – DC co-publisher Jim Lee, actor Kevin Conroy voices the Caped Crusader in “Batman: The Animated Series,” David Mazouz who plays young Bruce Wayne on the Fox TV series “Gotham,” and Holy Toledo, they’ve even got Lee Meriwether...
Tags: Books, Jennifer Lawrence, Amc, Superman, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Gotham, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Cbs, Harley Quinn, San Jose, Vancouver, Michael Fassbender


JAY-Z’s ‘The Blueprint’ to be Archived in the Library of Congress

Already widely regarded as his best work, the legend of JAY-Z’s The Blueprint continues to grow. Today the National Recording Registry announced that Hov’s 2001 LP is being archived in the Library of Congress alongside other iconic records including Curtis Mayfield’s Superfly, Nina Simone’s “Mississippi Goddam,” and Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September.” Read more after the jump… Started in 2002, the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry aims to catalog sound recordings that are “cu...
Tags: Congress, Jay-z, United States, Jazz, Library Of Congress, De La Soul, Nina Simone, Music News, Woodstock, Curtis Mayfield, Good For Hip Hop, The Blueprint, National Recording Registry, Congress National Recording Registry


Jay-Z’s ‘Blueprint’ Named to National Registry, Along With ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ ‘Superfly,’ Nina Simone and More

“Minnie the Moocher,” meet “The Blueprint.” The recordings being inducted into the Library of Congress’s National Recording Registry for 2019 range from Cab Calloway’s 1931 signature single to a landmark 2001 Jay-Z album, with stops along the way for Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline,” Curtis Mayfield’s “Superfly,” Earth, Wind & Fire’s “September” and Cyndi Lauper’s “She’s […]
Tags: News, Congress, Jay Z, Library Of Congress, Neil Diamond, Nina Simone, Jay, Cyndi Lauper, Curtis Mayfield, Minnie the Moocher, National Recording Registry


This Fun Fact Will Change the Way You Watch the Movie Airplane!

It’s no secret that the 1980 comedy movie Airplane! is a parody. But for some reason, I’ve spent my entire life believing that Airplane! was a broad parody of 1970s disaster movies. And while the movie clearly took inspiration from some of those films, it’s actually a very specific parody of a movie from 1957 called …Read more...
Tags: Science, Plagiarism, Airplane, Airport, Parodies, Library Of Congress, Zucker Brothers, Ted Stryker, Zero Hour, Film Registry


Supreme Court Requires Completed Copyright Registration Before Filing Suit–Fourth Estate Public Benefit v. Wall-Street (Guest Blog Post)

Guest Blog Post by Tyler Ochoa On March 4, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corp. v. Wall-Street.com, LLC, No. 17-571, 139 S.Ct. ____, 2019 U.S. LEXIS 1730.  The case involved the interpretation of section 411(a) of the Copyright Act, which provides:  “no civil action for infringement of the copyright in any United States work shall be instituted until preregistration or registration of the copyright claim has been made in accordance with this title.”  The questi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Copyright, United States, Library Of Congress, Oracle, Slip, Beard, Copyright Office, U S Supreme Court, Roberts, Congressional, Ginsburg, Ninth Circuit


"The Black Composer," 1972 PBS Special, is now at WGBH & Library of Congress

William Gaddis writes: The 90-minute PBS Special, THE BLACK COMPOSER (1972), is now available to the public on location at WGBH and the Library of Congress . Deemed a significant creative effort and a historical work, the film (on videotape) of this all-black classical music concert has been digitized and preserved for posterity. Made before the advent of computers, there has never been another program like it. Researchers who are not physically at the Library of Congress or WGBH...
Tags: Religion, Library Of Congress, WGBH, William Gaddis, William J Zick, William L Gaddis


Registration of Copyright Needed to Sue

Many years ago, as a young lawyer, I experienced the utter joy of helping a client dismiss a copyright infringement lawsuit against it, because the plaintiff’s claimed copyright hadn’t yet been registered with the Library of Congress. Seemed like an obvious error for the plaintiff to file when it did, since the federal copyright statute, according to my reading, required that registration be made (or denied) before a lawsuit could be brought, mere application was not enough. Over the last twenty...
Tags: Congress, Articles, Infringement, United States, Library Of Congress, Branding, Copyrights, Copyright Office, U S Supreme Court, Ginsburg, Steve Baird, Copyright Act, Law Suits, Fourth Estate Pub Benefit Corp


MiamiLaw Student Wins National Writing Award

Congratulations to Elizabeth Montano, whose note is one of ten student papers to receive a Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award. The Burton Awards are a “Non-Profit, Non-Commercial program, held in Association with the Library of Congress, with Lead Sponsor Law360 and Co-Sponsored by the American Bar Association.” The post MiamiLaw Student Wins National Writing Award appeared first on Discourse.net.
Tags: Library Of Congress, American Bar Association, Association, Elizabeth Montano, Lead Sponsor Law360 and Co Sponsored


Pilot in deadly Yorba Linda crash twice disciplined by federal safety board

Antonio Pastini (Facebook) The pilot of a plane that broke up in the sky and crashed into a Yorba Linda neighborhood on Super Bowl Sunday, killing him and four others inside a home, apparently was twice disciplined by the National Transportation Safety Board, according to federal documents. Federal Aviation Administration officials confirmed Friday that the pilot of the ill-fated Cessna notified the agency in 1991 that he had changed his name from Jordan Albert Isaacson to Jordan Ike Aaron. In...
Tags: News, Congress, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Davis, Long Beach, Las Vegas, Nevada, Library Of Congress, Faa, HOF, Federal Aviation Administration, Dennis, National Transportation Safety Board, Carson City


Thought for the day, Feb. 4, 2019

Betty Friedan, 1960. (Photo by Fred Palumbo/New York World-Telegram and Sun Collection in the Prints and Photographs division at the Library of Congress) Betty Friedan, feminist leader and writer “The feminist revolution had to be fought because women quite simply were stopped at a state of evolution fall short of their human capacity.” (from “The Feminine Mystique,” 1963) Feb. 4, 1921-Feb. 4, 2006 Related Articles Thought for the day, Feb. 3, 2019 ...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Local News, Library Of Congress, San Fernando Valley, Thought For The Day, Betty Friedan, Fred Palumbo, New York World Telegram and Sun Collection


Want to Grow Your Business? Invest in Growing Your Employees First

By Gregory Eisen The following quotes are my favorites to articulate the importance of learning and personal growth: “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”—Nelson Mandela “Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.”— John F. Kennedy “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”—Mahatma Gandhi “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more than you learn, the more places you’ll go.”—Dr. Seuss Y...
Tags: Productivity, Learning, Sales, Company Culture, Nelson Mandela, John F Kennedy, Morale, Library Of Congress, Personal Development, Petra, Personal Growth, Mahatma Gandhi, Your Career, Gregory Eisen, New York Public Library You


Jan 31: New Herblock exhibit opens at Library of Congress

Art in Action: Herblock and Fellow Artists Respond to Their Times Jan. 31, 2019 – Aug. 17, 2019             A new exhibition, "Art in Action," will explore the tradition of artists as social commentators. Drawings by renowned editorial cartoonist Herblock will be paired with historical and contemporary artists' prints, drawings and posters that respond to major issues from the 17th century to the current day. As a political cartoonist for The Washington Post and other newspa...
Tags: Comics, Washington Post, Pablo Picasso, Library Of Congress, Mike Rhode, Herblock, Herbert L Block, Jacques Callot Francisco de Goya, Leopoldo Méndez, Helen Zughaib


'Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers' Brings Forth a Time When, Unlike Today, Women Made Lots of Movies

None During the first 30 years of cinema, when the frontiers were open and the language of film reinvented itself every day, more women were involved in producing and directing films than at any time until this century. A new box set is devoted to demonstrating this and attempting to explain why that gravy train ground to a halt as America's commercial industry consolidated in Hollywood. Among the many silent film packages issued in 2018, the crowning glory is Kino Lorber's magnificently curat...
Tags: Feature, Music, Florida, Hollywood, Molly, India, US, America, Ireland, North Dakota, Jane Austen, Algeria, Silent Film, Library Of Congress, Oscar Wilde, Gaumont


Library Of Congress Regrets Tweet About ‘Stonewall’ Jackson On MLK Day

The Library of Congress late Monday said it regretted tweeting about Confederate Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. “We published a post earlier today that was pre-programmed from our Today in History site about Stonewall Jackson because Jan. 21 was his date of birth,” the Library tweeted. Earlier, it had published a link to an article about Jackson on its account. “We sincerely regret publishing this tweet on the day that we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King...
Tags: News, Congress, Nbc News, Jackson, Library Of Congress, Martin Luther King Jr, Stonewall Jackson, Matt Shuham, Martin Luther King Jr Library of Congress


Politiscope, an app to track Congressional voting records and bills, launches on android devices

Last September, two former National Football League players launched an app called Politiscope to track the voting records of members of Congress and the bills that they were introducing — and provide non-partisan information about what those bills and votes would mean to voters. The pro-football-playing brothers, Walter Powell Jr. and Brandon Williams, launched the app to provide an accurate accounting of what Congressional leadership was doing — something the two felt was necessary given the p...
Tags: Android, TC, Politics, Congress, Government, Senate, Office, Tech, United States, House Of Representatives, National Football League, Library Of Congress, Pew Research Center, Electronic Voting, Powell, Congressional


3 Legal Challenges Your Small Business Might Face

Small business owners deal with many challenges. They work tirelessly to grow their companies while fending off potential threats. However, many neglect to take the steps to protect their businesses before they take off. Small Business Threats While there are several factors that could hurt your company, there are some that are the most commonly-neglected. This post will give you three of the most frequent threats that entrepreneurs deal with, and how to mitigate the impact of these threats. ...
Tags: Sales, Management, Library Of Congress, LLC, United States Patent and Trademark Office


Autobiography from 1831 provides rare, firsthand account of a Muslim slave in America

The man's disheartening story, told a quarter-century after his arrival in South Carolina, is now online after the Library of Congress published the essay, the only known surviving autobiography of a Muslim-American slave.
Tags: America, Cnn, Library Of Congress, South Carolina


Slavery, Piracy, and Shirtless Men in Silent Film, 'Old Ironsides'

None Now on DVD and Blu-ray from Kino Lorber is a classic silent epic that hasn't seen the light of home video since a Paramount VHS back in the '80s. Old Ironsides (1926) provides a colorful, patriotic, sometimes hoked-up and inaccurate account of an important and largely overlooked incident in American naval history, the First Barbary War of 1804-05, also called the Tripolitan War. This event served as America's first "foreign adventure" and the first time an American flag was hoisted in mili...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Cook, Review, Drama, Congress, America, History, David, Silent Film, Library Of Congress, Mediterranean, North Africa, Film Review, Thomas Jefferson, Henry King