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New York Today: Taxi Industry Leaders Got Rich. Drivers Paid the Price.

Tuesday: The New York Times found that thousands of drivers were crushed under debt they could not repay.
Tags: News, New York City, New York Times, New York Public Library, Taxicabs and Taxicab Drivers, Taxi And Limousine Commission

Why the New York Public Library Has 7 Floors of Stacks With No Books

In Midtown Manhattan, space is prized. But stacks at the library’s main branch are empty because officials say the space cannot protect irreplaceable books from the elements and theft.
Tags: News, Research, New York Public Library, Midtown Manhattan, Books and Literature, Restoration and Renovation, Manhattan (NYC, Libraries and Librarians, New York Public Library Has

Journey launches its real-time group “Peloton For Meditation”

Sitting silently with your eyes closed isn’t fun but it’s good for you…so you probably don’t meditate as often as you’d like. In that sense it’s quite similar to exercise. But people do show up when prodded by the urgency and peer pressure of scheduled group cycling or aerobics classes. What’s still in the way is actually hauling your lazy butt to the gym, hence the rise of Peloton’s in-home stationary bike with attached screen streaming live and on-demand classes. My butt is particularly lazy, ...
Tags: Health, Social, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Mobile, Apps, Australia, Funding, Tech, Meditation, Netflix, New York Public Library, Headspace, Calm, Canaan

Trivial Pursuit: The Shakespeare Edition Has Just Been Released: Answer 600 Questions Based on the Life & Works of William Shakespeare

"The standard thing to say is that each age makes a Shakespeare in its own image," wrote The New Yorker's Adam Gopnik on the the Bard's 440th birthday. But over the centuries, the biographical and critical portrayal of the playwright of Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, and King Lear has remained remarkably consistent: "He was a genius at comedy, a free-flowing natural who would do anything for a joke or a pun, and whom life and ability bent toward tragedy." He evolved "a matchless all-sidedne...
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George C. Wolfe to receive SDC Director Award at the Chita Rivera Awards on May 19 at NYU

George C. Wolfe Presented by the NYC Dance Alliance Foundation, Inc. on May 19 at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts 566 LAGUARDIA PLACE (OFF WASHINGTON SQUARE PARK)   TICKETS NOW ON SALE Legendary Broadway director and four time Tony® Award Winner George C. Wolfe (Angels In America, The Normal Heart, Bring in 'Da Noise..., Jelly's Last Jam)will receive the SDC Director Award for exemplary collaboration with choreo...
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Bill Evans in England, 1969

The year 1969 was a busy one for pianist Bill Evans. In January, February and early March, Evans and bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Marty Morell recorded What's New with flutist Jeremy Steig. In February, the trio was recorded furtively at New York's Village Vanguard (The Secret Sessions). Then they moved on to Holland in late March (Live In Hilversum 1969) and Italy in July (Autumn Leaves). Back in New York in early November, Evans began recording From Left to Right, his moody Fender Rhodes-a...
Tags: Elsa, England, New York, London, Washington, Paris, Italy, Amsterdam, Jazz, Holland, Evans, Strasbourg, Bill, Lincoln Center, New York Public Library, Dorothy

Stonewall at 50: stories from a gay rights revolution

In June 1969, in the violent wake of a police raid on a New York bar, Stonewall was born – a defining moment remembered here by those who protestedThe Stonewall riots started in the early hours of 28 June 1969 during a police raid at the Stonewall Inn, Greenwich Village, a favourite haunt of gay and lesbian New Yorkers. As customers were hauled out in handcuffs, the crowd outside erupted into fury. That night’s rioting was followed by days of further violent demonstrations in the neighbourhood. ...
Tags: Books, Photography, UK, New York, Protest, Culture, Art and design, LGBT rights, New York Public Library, Stonewall, Baumann, Art and design books, Diana Davies, Stonewall Inn Greenwich Village, Resistance Stonewall, Jason Baumann

How To Get Started With YA, According To The NYPL's Youth Librarians

Twenty years ago, young adult literature occupied a few shelves in the children's section of a bookstore. A few Hunger Games and Twilights later, the genre has exploded into pop-cultural prominence. Although these books focus on teenage protagonists, the genre's appeal has no age restrictions. According to Publisher's Weekly, adults comprise over half of YA's readership. They pre-order books with fervor; they have YA book fan clubs.Adults are drawn to YA books for different reasons. Some young ...
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The Syncopated Times: Scott Joplin’s Treemonisha: The First Stagings Remembered

Photo from the 1972 Atlanta Treemonisha pre-performance. (Sedalia Ragtime Archive) The Syncopated Times Larry Melton March 29, 2019 Goin’ Around with Treemonisha Imagine the privilege of sitting a few rows behind Eubie Blake on the night of January 28, 1972, and watching his whole body move to the music of Scott Joplin at the Atlanta premiere of Treemonisha, orchestrated by T.J. Anderson. Eubie was kind enough to autograph my program that night and again at a rep...
Tags: Washington, Wikipedia, Religion, Atlanta, Karen, University, John, New York Public Library, Anderson, Darwin, Nixon, Morehouse, Joplin, Morehouse College, Twomey, Sedalia

Shorties (Laurie Halse Anderson on Her New Memoir-in-Verse, An Interview with Jenny Lewis, and more)

Laurie Halse Anderson discussed her new memoir-in-verse Shout with Weekend Edition. The Los Angeles Times profiled singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis. Stream a new song by Lewis. March's best eBook deals. eBooks on sale for $1.99 today: Stream a new Hey Cowboy! song. The Guardian interviewed Nikesh Shukla about the anthology he edited, The Good Immigrant. R.I.P., guitarist Dick Dale. Granta and Literary Hub shared excerpts from Summer Brennan's new book, High Heel. The Cur...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, David, Dave Eggers, New York Public Library, Los Angeles Times, Jenny Lewis, Sxsw, Marlon James, Lewis, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Literary Hub, Nikesh Shukla, Los Angeles Review of Books, Brennan, Elizabeth McCracken

New York Public Library’s Lou Reed Archive

Before NYC rock icon Lou Reed passed away in 2013, he did not give instructions on how to handle the large collection of recordings, photographs, notes and other artifacts from his prolific career. His wife, Laurie Anderson, decided to donate the collection to an institution that would display it for the public—and to “present raw material and let people make up their own minds.” Two …
Tags: Music, Design, Rock, Culture, Museums, Lincoln Center, Lou Reed, New York Public Library, Velvet Underground, Linkaboutit, Laurie Anderson, New York Public Library 's Lou Reed Archive

The Lou Reed Archive Opens at the New York Public Library: Get Your Own Lou Reed Library Card and Check It Out

This past October marked the fifth anniversary of Lou Reed’s death. This month marks what would have been his 77th birthday. It seems like as good a time as any to revisit his legacy. As of this past Friday, anyone can do exactly that in person at the New York Public Library. And they can do so with their own special edition NYPL Lou Reed library card. The NYPL has just opened to the public the Lou Reed Archive, “approximately 300 linear feet,” the library writes in a press release, “of paper r...
Tags: Google, Music, New York, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Brooklyn, Nypl, Literature, Andy Warhol, Ornette Coleman, Lincoln Center, Archives, Lou Reed, New York Public Library, Laurie Anderson, Reed

Planning a Group Photo Tour of New York City

New York City is arguably the most famous city in the world. It’s an incredibly memorable destination, one that’s ideal for groups of all ages and sizes. The entire city has a charm like no other in the world, and it’s often considered as the photographer’s dream city. A photo tour would be a fantastic experience for anybody, as it’s often about capturing New York’s spirit in a timeless photograph. Getting around It’s not easy getting around New York City. It can be very confusing, espec...
Tags: Travel, Usa, New York, New York City, Brooklyn, Photography Tips, New York Public Library, Travel Guides, Chinatown, Central Park, Photo Tour, Bryant Park, Atlantic Avenue, Statue of Liberty, Central Park NYC, Atlantic Avenue Subway Tunnel

At the Intersection of Digital Audible Histories and Experimental Music Practice

So much of Seth Cluett’s concert music and installation practice deals with memory and embodied experience. Cluett, who grew up in rural upstate New York, recalls the experience of standing on the porch and hearing the wind come through the trees before he could feel it on his body. “There’s always been this haptic connection between being present in a space that makes sound and feeling the source of that sound.” That is what draws me to Cluett’s music—the way it evokes memories and his attentio...
Tags: New York, New York City, Religion, Articles, Analysis, United States, Nypl, Italy, Columbia University, Exhibition, Electronic Music, Bell Labs, New York Public Library, Princeton, Columbia, Varese

How the N.Y. Public Library Fills Its Shelves (and Why Some Books Don’t Make the Cut)

Every book has to earn its spot in one of the world’s leading public library collections. Here’s what it takes.
Tags: News, New York Public Library, Books and Literature, Manhattan (NYC, Libraries and Librarians

The Conveyor Belts (And Minds) That Bring Books To The New York Public Library

When you have infinite possibilities but not infinite storage, you have to figure out which books to take on, and which to weed. This is the story of the New York Public Library and its acquisitions team of 16 highly trainde readers, who, “from inside a squat, brick building in Long Island City, Queens, are ‘fighting for good books,’ said Michael Santangelo, the deputy director of collection management.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Words, New York Public Library, Long Island City Queens, 03.02.19, Michael Santangelo

23 Million Patrons of California’s Public Libraries Can Now Read The New York Times for Free Online

More and more, you can get access to valuable electronic resources through your friendly local library. In the past, we've mentioned how anyone with a New York Public Library card can get free access to thousands of ebooks, more than 30,000 movies (including many classics from the Criterion Collection), and even suits and briefcases for job interviews. Many public libraries also now give patrons access to Kanopy, the provider of high-quality documentaries, indie and classic films. Take for exam...
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Every Detail visits the New York Public Library

Libraries rule. Every Detail is a wonderful series.
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Photography and sex in Amos Badertscher’s Baltimore

The Baltimore photographer Amos Badertscher has been cataloguing queer lives in his city since the 1960s: male sex workers and their girlfriends, the 1990s Baltimore and Washington club culture, transgender people, crack and heroin addiction, and the impact of AIDS. His is the largest extant photographic record of the short lives of hustlers (male sex workers) that I know of. Though he could by no means be described as famous, Badertscher enjoyed a brief period of academic notice with the public...
Tags: Art, Books, Photography, New York, Featured, Washington, US, San Francisco, Chicago, Nikon, New York Public Library, Baltimore, Amos, 1990s, History Center, University of Chicago Library

George Orwell’s Essay “British Cookery” is Officially Published 70 Years After It Was Rejected by the British Council (1946)

Image by BBC, via Wikimedia Commons Voltaire once joked that Britain had “a hundred religions and only one sauce.” In my experience, that sauce is a curry, which was already a British staple in Voltaire’s time. No doubt he had something much blander in mind. Of course, it’s all hyperbolic fun until someone takes offense, as did George Orwell in 1946, when he wrote, against Voltairean stereotypes, about the misunderstood pleasures of British food. His essay, “British Cookery," was commissioned b...
Tags: Google, Politics, College, Bbc, Britain, Daily Mail, George Orwell, Food & Drink, Yorkshire, Literature, Council, New York Public Library, Orwell, Facebook Twitter, Voltaire, Josh Jones

Treasures From The World’s Largest Archive Of Dance Materials

That would be none other than the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. “It regularly films dance productions in the city, preserving the present for the future; it aims to have a copy of every dance book ever published; it possesses treasures going back centuries. And its doors are open to the public as well as to specialist researchers.” Alastair Macaulay looks at a few of its gems, from a 1453 treatise to 1933 films of Balinese dance. — The New York Times
Tags: Art, World, Dance, New York Public Library, Alastair Macaulay, 02.07.19

Watch a New Virtual Reality Production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet: A Modern Take on a Classic Play

Often compared to The Tempest, Samuel Beckett's Endgame may have as much of Shakespeare’s Hamlet in it, though the author was unwilling to acknowledge the influence to Theodor Adorno. Beckett's central character, the blind, aged Hamm, spends all of his time in a throne haranguing the other three, in a gloomy place, The New York Times’ Brooks Atkinson wrote, “somewhere between life and death.” Hamm might have been the Danish prince grown old and bitter, left with nothing but what Beckett ...
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NYPL's Chief Digital Officer Says Public is Better off When Libraries Are 'Risk Averse' About Tech

New York Public Library's Tony Ageh was recently in Seattle to talk about libraries' digital transformation. Ageh made the point that tech now permeates pretty much all of a library's operations, from ebooks and article databases, to systems for checking out materials and tracking fines. Still, don't look for your library to be on the bleeding edge of digital. From a report: "What I previously imagined was a weakness I think is a strength, which is that libraries have been very reluctant to mov...
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The New York Public Library Released an Insta Novel of A Christmas Carol

The New York Public Library is marking the 175th anniversary of the first release of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol Wednesday with the debut of a new Insta Novel. The NYPL teamed up with New York agency Mother in August to begin posting Insta Novels--which combine text with visual elements and Instagram functionality--on the library's...
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“Working” by Robert Caro

Robert Caro, author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson, is coming out with a memoir called “Working: Researching, Interviewing, Writing” that provides a behind-the-scenes look at his brilliant writing career. For the first time in his long career, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these evocatively written, personal pieces. He describes what it was like to interview the mighty Robert Moses; what it felt like to begin discovering the extent of the po...
Tags: New York Public Library, Moses, Jason Kottke, Austin Texas, Lyndon Johnson, LBJ, Robert Moses, Robert Caro, Lady Bird Johnson, Lyndon B Johnson Library and Museum, Moses Cross Bronx Expressway, Frederick Lewis Allen Room

New York Today: N.Y. Today: Hate Your Commute? Your Boss Might Hate It, Too

Workers’ commuting problems are causing companies to consider locating elsewhere. Also: Rage-tweet us your subway horror stories.
Tags: News, New York City, New York Public Library, Brooklyn Public Library, Transit Systems, Libraries and Librarians, Stations and Terminals (Passenger

International Contemporary Ensemble: Julia Bullock in "Perle Noire" Jan. 16 & 17

Julia Bullock International Contemporary Ensemble New York, NY (December 12, 2018) — The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) announces their spring 2019 season concerts. Engagements this spring include performances of Tyshawn Sorey’s Perle Noire: Meditations For Joséphine featuring rising soprano Julia Bullock at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Miller Theatre Composer Portraits of Wang Lu and Tyshawn Sorey, three performances at the 2019 Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, and...
Tags: Religion, The New York Times, Michael Schumacher, New York Public Library, Elizabeth, Knoxville, Josephine, Great Hall, Peter Sellars, Claudia Rankine, Julia Bullock, William J Zick, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Josephine Baker, Nokia Bell Labs, Tyshawn Sorey

Maimonides: Patron saint of venture capitalism

Maimonides: Patron saint of venture capitalism A Hanukkah meditation. Suppose you were to stand, clipboard in hand, in the vestibule of your public library and ask the panoply of patrons who pass by to name a fictional character that captures the essence of capitalism. Chances are, the characters mentioned most often would be miserly or unscrupulous, like Dickens’ unredeemed Scrooge, or Gordon (“Greed is good!”) Gecko from the movie Wall Street. While capi...
Tags: Washington, Religion, United States, New York Public Library, Anderson, Pittsburgh, Dickens, Gordon, Carnegie, Allegheny, Eureka California, Kaufmann, Andrew Carnegie, James Boswell, Palestine Texas, Maimonides

On the Town and the long march for civil rights in performance

Happy Hanukkah from OUP! This year we’re celebrating with a series of eight books celebrating Jewish history and culture over the eight nights of Hanukkah. As your menorah candles burn bright, take this opportunity to honour both the endurance of the Maccabees and the Jewish people.In this blog post, Carol J. Ola, author of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War, discusses how Leonard Bernstein and the creative artists of the musical On the Town used their hiring decisions ...
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