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4 poets you need to read, from new poet laureate Tracy K. Smith

yesterdayArts : Art Beat

Last week, the Library of Congress selected Tracy K. Smith as the new poet laureate. In a conversation with NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown, Smith said the position was a chance for her to “profess publicly all that I really hold...Show More Summary

IFTTT's Data Access Project brings government data to you - CNET

The digital automation service now connects users to info from agencies and institutions like the Library of Congress, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Defense.

Five Decades of Courtroom Artists Capturing What Cameras Can’t

4 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The Library of Congress selected examples from its collection of 10,000 courtroom drawings to show how artists are essential to public understanding of American trials. The post Five Decades of Courtroom Artists Capturing What Cameras Can’t appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Tony Bennett to be honored by Library of Congress

4 days agoArts : Artdaily

Tony Bennett, the 90-year-old crooner who has remained a commercial success for seven consecutive decades, will be honored for his life's work by the Library of Congress, it announced Tuesday. The world's largest library said Bennett...Show More Summary

Tony Bennett awarded Gershwin Prize by Library of Congress

Nonagenarian Tony Bennett hailed for his seven decades interpreting American pop standards.        

Tony Bennett receives pop music prize from national library

Tony Bennett has been honored with this year's Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. The Library of Congress announced Tuesday that the 90-year-old Bennett is the recipient of the lifetime achievement … Click to Continue »

ICYMI: The Library of Congress Is Documenting Memes Now ¯\_(?)_/¯

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How legal problems are swarming the Trump White House, according to cartoons

ON FRIDAY at the Library of Congress, in a celebration of the institution’s impressive comic-art holdings, actress-singer Lynda Carter told The Post that there is one tool that she’d especially wield on Washington in her iconic ’70s role as Wonder Woman: The golden Lasso of Truth. Carter was not singling out any one branch of […]

Secrets of Gen. Clinton’s Map of Bunker Hill

Here’s an intriguing document from the maps collection at the Library of Congress.It’s Gen. Henry Clinton’s hand-drawn map of the Battle of Bunker Hill.One eye-catching detail is that Clinton sketched a small fortification on top of Bunker’s Hill, at the left of this image. Show More Summary

Column: The only conquerors of inequality are the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse

U.S. Marines form a line in France in an undated photo taken during World War I. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress/Handout via Reuters One of the most provocative — and most disturbing — of this year’s economics books is “The...Show More Summary

Assembled, Zipped, Transferred And Downloaded: News From Digital

By Tom Spurgeon I'm going to go with one story this week: news that the Library of Congress has identified a number of webcomics worth of curation and storage and has announced a program in support. It's a pretty good list for a start,...Show More Summary

It’s Official: Library of Congress Names Tracy K. Smith U.S. Poet Laureate

Good news! Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Tracy K. Smith will be the nation’s next poet laureate. The New York Times posted the news in today’s edition. Smith is the author of three collections of poetry. “Ms. Smith, 45, said she planned to use the position to be a literary evangelist of sorts, by visiting small towns […]

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The U.S. Library of Congress has named its newest poet laureate, reports The New York Times. Tracy K. Smith says,  “I’m very excited about the opportunity to take what I consider to be the good news of poetry to parts of the country where literary festivals don’t always go. Show More Summary

Webcomic fans, rejoice: Library of Congress is launching a new archive for you

“Dinosaur Comics!” “Hyperbole and a Half” and “xkcd” are all coming to the Library of Congress. The library will announce Tuesday that the Webcomics Web Archive is officially launching at as part of its growth in “born-digital” collections. The first phase of the Webcomics online collection will include nearly 40 titles, including such long-running […]

Dramatic Courtroom Drawings From Decades of American Trials

The Library of Congress has a great new online exhibit of courtroom art drawn during trials held between 1964 and today. The drawings, from the Library's Courtroom Illustration Collection, are full of emotion, with artists capturingShow More Summary

Anthony Madrid’s ‘Five Complaints’

At the Paris Review, poet Anthony Madrid shares with readers five of his complaints about poetry. Some, you might have never considered before—for example, T.S. Eliot’s 1948 address to the Library of Congress about Edgar Allan Poe. Madrid starts things off writing about his frustrations with reading works in translation: “Suppose you want to know […]

The Library of Congress Is Using These Images to Tell the Story of World War I

See a preview of some of the images that are used to tell the story of World War I in a new book from the Library of Congress

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