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Censor white supremacy

One of the most welcome political developments of my lifetime is the growing suspicion with which attempts to cloak even the most detestable …

Freedom Of Speech

Rubin Stacey, lynched victim, hanging from a tree, surrounded by onlookers, including girls, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Title<p>Rubin Stacey, lynched victim, hanging from a tree, surrounded by onlookers, including girls, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.<p>Collection<p>Lynching.<p>Dates / …

Genealogy

Venezuelan bank’s townhouse sale got a boost from rezoning

The $30 million price tag for a six-story, landmarked townhouse in Midtown that was purchased on Friday by developer Soho China from a …

Real Estate

Fine. Let's Talk About New York Fashion Week

If you follow fashion (and I assume you do, because this site is called <i>Fashion Unfiltered</i>), you’re probably aware that we’re in the midst of a <i>crisis</i>. …

Fashion

11 books on the future of humanity that everyone should read

No one knows for sure what the next decade, century, or millennium will look like.<p>But many writers have imagined the future in their work, inviting us to travel through time.<p>We asked Lynn Lobash, manager of the New York Public Library's Reader Services department, to recommend the books about the …

Literature

Alfred Hitchcock

MLA Format<p>Billy Rose Theatre Division, The New York Public Library. "Alfred Hitchcock" <i>The New York Public Library Digital Collections</i>. …

Libraries

National Book Lovers Day - What is your favorite book?

What happens when an impromptu question is sent to NYPL staff in honor of August 9th “National Book Lovers Day”? <b>“What is your favorite book? Pick</b> …

Books

Stream 5 of AFI's Greatest American Films for Free

American Film Institute's<i> 100 Years...100 Movies</i> is a list of the "100 greatest American films of all time." I found five of those films on Kanopy, …

Libraries

Movies to Stream This Weekend: Rare Films Available—for Free—with a New York Public Library Card

<i>Each week, Richard Brody picks a classic film, a modern film, an independent film, a foreign film, and a documentary for online viewing.</i><p>It’s big news that the New York Public Library is making available, for free, to all holders of a library card, the streaming service Kanopy, which contains a …

Culture

One of the most stunning rooms in New York was just designated as an official landmark

An iconic New York space is about to turn a new page.<p>The Rose Main Reading Room, the centerpiece of the New York Public Library's main branch, was …

New York City

New Noteworthy: Historical Middle Grade Fiction

pUntil time travel becomes a reality for us all, fiction is the best way we know to and experience historical times. Here are six exceptional new …

Web Development

An Opium Den, Chinatown, San Francisco, Calif.

Title<p>An Opium Den, Chinatown, San Francisco, Calif.<p>Collection<p>Detroit Publishing Company postcards<p>7000 Series<p>Dates / Origin<p>Date Created: 1898 - …

San Francisco

NYPL #FridayReads: The When Your Eyes Need a Break Edition August 11, 2017

During the week, it can be tough to stay on top of everything. On Fridays, though, we suggest kicking back to catch up on all the delightful literary …

Libraries

Parker, Postman, and Pooh: The Librarian Is In Podcast, Ep. 51

Welcome to The Librarian Is In, the New York Public Library's podcast about books, culture, and what to read next.Listen on Apple Podcasts | Listen …

Libraries

Sam Shepard: The Playwright as Star

Photo: Martha HolmesSam Shepard, the great Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who died July 27 at age 73, was a remarkably prolific writer over the …

Sam Shepard

Here's How to Stream 30,000 New and Classic Films Free

More than 400 Criterion Collection films are part of the New York Public Library's partnership with Kanopy.The famed Criterion Collection—home to …

Libraries

A Big Thanks to Betty Corwin Whose Insight Has Preserved Some of Broadway’s Greatest Performances and Shows | Times Square Chronicles

A Big Thanks to Betty Corwin Whose Insight Has Preserved Some of Broadway’s Greatest Performances and Shows<p>Betty Corwin<p>The League of Professional …

Performing Arts

Forget Netflix, Amazon and Hulu — your library is the new place to stream movies

If Netflix and Hulu are boring you with crass, lowbrow content, if you gravitate to arthouse and indie movies, if you're less into Song of Ice and …

Libraries

NYPL’s Rose Main Reading Room is officially a New York City landmark

The glorious public space is now a protected one, too<p>Rejoice, library lovers: more sections of the New York Public Library’s Fifth Avenue building are now landmarks. The Landmarks Preservation Commission voted this morning to give protected status to two of the building’s most famous public spaces: …

Libraries

New Yorkers Can Now Stream Over 30,000 Films for Free with Their Library Cards

If you’re a New York City resident, the number of free streaming movies you can watch just got a lot larger—as long as you have a library card. The New York Public Library and the Brooklyn Public Library have both partnered with a streaming service called Kanopy to provide cardholders with more …

Libraries

The 'Green Book' Guided Black Travelers Through Jim Crow America (And to L.A.) | Lost L.A.

How would African-Americans heading west in the 1930s and ‘40s find a safe place to swing? Where could they locate not just entertainment but refuge? …

Libraries

New Yorkers Can Now Stream 30,000 Free Movies, Including the Entire Criterion Collection, with Their Library Cards

A quick heads up for the 8+ million people living in New York City. According to <i>The New York Times</i>, anyone "who has a New York Public Library or …

Culture

Eclipse Superstitions Are a Thing of the Past, and the Present

All around the globe, ancient cultures and religions attempted to explain solar and lunar eclipses. Many of those stories involved gods, demons, …

Astronomy

10 Bookish Umbrellas for Your Rainy Day

You can never have too many umbrellas.It’s been an unseasonably rainy summer where I live; every other week has been a wet, humid, tropical …

Libraries

Happenings August 7

(credit: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)Library Vs. NetflixThe library is not just for books anymore.As of Friday, anyone with a library card from either …

Libraries

You can now stream more than 30,000 movies from the NYPL for free

Besides serving free literature and gorgeous architecture, the New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library are about to give you even more …

New York City

The Woman Who Collected More Than 25,000 Menus

Her dream? To preserve the culinary history of the early 1900s.<p>Frank E. Buttolph liked to say that she started collecting restaurant menus on January …

Culture

Why Experts Think A Slave Graveyard Might Be Hidden Under Brooklyn

For years, there were dead slaves underfoot in downtown New York City — some experts believe there still are.<p>When construction unearthed a sprawling …

Diversity

Jessica Chastain Is Done With CBS + More News From This Week

<i>In case you missed it, here’s all the industry news that may have flown under your radar this week.</i><p><b>J. M. Barrie just published a new play.</b><p>Though he’s …

Jessica Chastain

Darvish deal makes historically-hot Dodgers overwhelming faves

The Dodgers already were shaping up to be the heaviest October favorite since the 1998 Yankees, based on their scintillating play over the last …

Baseball