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The War on the Freedom of Information Act

A conservative group is resisting congressional efforts to kneecap FOIA.<p><i>Updated on July 24 2017</i><p>The health-care clusterfudge continues. Senator John McCain has brain cancer. President Trump throws another public tantrum. Russia, Russia, Russia.<p>That about covers the Big Political Headlines of the …

U.S. Department of Justice

3 Steps to Manage Your Content Library Like a Librarian

If there were a fan club for librarians, I’d be a card-carrying member. Over the last few years, librarians have taught me more about content …

Librarianship

Gates Foundation research can’t be published in top journals

Publications such as Nature and Science have policies that clash with the global health charity's open-access mandate.<p>One of the world’s most …

15 Fascinating Facts About Julia Child

When setting out to write, it’s hard not to compare yourself to those classic authors whose work has endured for hundreds of years. Don’t let the …

Fudge

A reader’s guide to 50 years of ‘Doctor Strange’ comics

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe enters its third phase, we delve deeper into some lesser-known corners of Marvel canon—beginning with Doctor Strange …

Donald Trump, a threat the Founding Fathers foresaw: He proves the need for the Electoral College — and is the best case for superdelegates | Salon.com

It seems like a million years ago when Democratic supporters of Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton were furiously debating the merits of the superdelegate system. It happens almost every time and it never gets less stupid.<p>While defending superdelegates is never a popular position to take on social …

Government

North Dakota’s War on the First Amendment Threatens Everyone’s Right to Know

They issued an arrest warrant for Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein, after her decision to join protests by Native American tribes and …

J.J. Abrams Explains What Really Happened Between Han and Kylo Ren in The Force Awakens

There was more going on in that big scene than we realized.<p>It's been 305 days since audiences at the first showings of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> watched Kylo Ren stab Han Solo through the stomach and let his body drop into the abyss below. And I just now feel comfortable writing that in the …

The Odd (But Highly Effective) Writing Habits of 6 Famous Authors

Hemingway wrote on a boat. Nabokov wrote in the bathtub. Virginia Woolf wrote while taking walks in London.<p>When I was growing up in South Florida, my father would often drive our family down to the Florida Keys to go fishing. The Keys, as they are known, is the chain of islands strung together by …

The Public Librarians Who Serve as Human Google

The New York Public Library’s reference service still handles 30,000 calls a year.<p>Need an answer? Google it. Or ask Siri, or Alexa, or one of the other friendly digital assistants that the tech titans have invented to slake our curiosity. For most of us, our autonomic reflex in moments of …

Millennials Spend This Percentage Of Their Food Budget On Dining Out

Millennials. We love eating meals out. Whether it's the proliferation of great, cheap food that's also decent for you, the pervasiveness of …

19 Wonderful Short Books and Stories to Read Now

<i>This week we’re providing a series of Vulture Hacks: expert advice, gear guides, and recommendations to help you maximize your entertainment</i> …

Six gorgeous waterfalls near New York City

Whether you're hoping to hop on the train to get out of New York for a day or you're looking for that perfect camping spot, why not spend it in the …

The New York Public Library is now organizing books by size

The New York Public Library is now organizing books by size, and no, it’s not a plan to make the shelves in the gorgeous Rose Reading Room as …

The most gorgeous libraries in NYC

The most gorgeous NYC libraries<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Max Touhey Photography<p>Attractions, Libraries, archives and foundations<p>New York Public …

Libraries