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Federalizing Every Problem

Library of Congress/Wikimedia Commons As I noted briefly at Day's End yesterday, Keith Humphreys raised an important question at Ten Miles Square about the relevance of questions posed to presidential...

Every Book Is a Journey, But These Old Posters Make Reading Seem Like a Trip

"Passports to Adventure", 1939. (Photo: Library of Congress) In 1935, as part of his New Deal program to put Americans back to work during the Great Depression, President Roosevelt established the Work Progress Administration. The WPA...Show More Summary

The 100 Best American Films -- From Movie Critics Around the World

The American Film Institute has its top 100 list and the Library of Congress has its National Film Registry.  But how do movie critics around the world see our films?  The BBC prepared a list of the 100 greatest American films, based on the selections of international movie critics. Show More Summary

Professor Welton’s Boxing Cats

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According to the Library of Congress, this Thomas Edison novelty is “A very interesting and amusing subject…”

Ex-D.C. police lieutenant charged with taking gun into Library of Congress

The police lieutenant had left the force after being convicted of accepting gratuities from massage parlors.

The National Book Festival wants YOU

The 15th Library of Congress National Book Festival is just six weeks away — on Sept. 5. It promises to be bigger than ever with 150 authors and illustrators talking about everything from kids books to cookbooks, mysteries, poetry, biographies, politics and a new pavilion on romance. We’ll publish a special issue of Book World […]

Employees can’t be sacked for being gay

“I HOPE you repent,” Peter TerVeer’s supervisor at the Library of Congress told him in 2010, “because the Bible is very clear about what God does to homosexuals.” Mr Trevor, who was fired after a year of what he felt to be intense harassment for being gay, filed suit in 2013 against his employer for sex discrimination. Show More Summary

The battle to store the world’s tweets for the future

Five years ago the Library of Congress promised to archive the entirety of Twitter for future generations to study. It's still not here, what's the hold up?

Early electric cars were so easy to use, they were considered 'ladylike'

c. 1900 An electric car being charged. Image: Library of Congress Electricity is the thing. There are no whirring and grinding gears with their numerous levers to confuse, no dangerous and evil-smelling gasoline and no noise. Thomas Edison c. Show More Summary

What Penn Station used to look like will make you weep with longing

C. 1910 Image: Library of Congress Penn Station did not make you feel comfortable; it made you feel important. Hilary Ballon, art historian When New York City transportation terminal Pennsylvania Station opened in 1910, it was widely...Show More Summary

The Gift America Didn't Know It Wanted: Florida

An engraved map of Florida by artist Jacques les Moyne, from 1591. (Image: Library of Congress/Public Domain) There’s no arguing it—Florida is kind of nuts. Pull on that lever sticking out from the bottom of the U.S., and you might get giant lobsters, presidential vacation bunkers, or neon homes adorned with bowling balls. Show More Summary

Politico: Library of Congress Twitter Archive Project in “Limbo”

From the Article: In the spring of 2010, the Library of Congress announced it was taking a big stride toward preserving the nation’s increasingly digital heritage — by acquiring Twitter’s entire archive of tweets and planning to make it all available to researchers. “How Tweet It Is!” the library said in an exuberant blog post, […]

The Metacognitive Dawn Lundy Martin Talks to the Library of Congress

The Library of Congress has published an interview with Dawn Lundy Martin! In “Why Do We Speak a False Language?” Anya Creightney talks with Martin about the black female body, teaching, her most recent book, Life in a Box is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2015) and its connection to Carrie Mae Weems, and the […]

Law Library of Congress Comparative Law Report on Provisions on Child Abduction in Non-Hague Countries

The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. recently published a report on Provisions on Child Abduction in Non-Hague Countries: "This report covers laws on parental child abduction and the legal aid that may be available to parents...Show More Summary

Some Facts About The Library Of Congress

The Library of Congress is both the US national library and the largest library in the world. In the time of its existence, since 1800, it has gone through many dramatic changes, and not all of them are related to the media it stores. Take a look at some of those below. James Madison was Some Facts About The Library Of Congress is an article from: The Inquisitr News

Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Intern Julia Heron

In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Montreal-born...Show More Summary

Willie Nelson Wins Gershwin Prize, 1st Country Musician Honored With Library of Congress Award

Willie Nelson has been named as the next recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. A statement from the Library of Congress was released on Thursday, making Nelson the first country musician to be honored with the award. Show More Summary

Singer Becomes the First Country Artist to Win the Gershwin Prize

A well-known singer who’s not exactly a part of the country music establishment has become the first country artist to receive the prestigious Gershwin Prize awarded by the Library of Congress. The Los Angeles Times reports that Texas native Willie...

Country music legend Willie Nelson named next recepient of Gershwin Prize

Willie Nelson is the first country music star to receive the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the Library of Congress announced Thursday, calling the red-headed stranger a “musical explorer.” “Like America itself, [Nelson] has absorbed...Show More Summary

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