If you’re in the Washington, DC, area and feel like hearing some awesomeness directly fed into your excellent eardrums, heads up! There is a Romance Pavilion at this year’s Library of Congress National Book Festival, which, hell YEAH,...Show More Summary
Neon Department of Utilities sign, Tuscumbia, Alabama. Photo by Carol Highsmith. On long road trips today, any glow a passenger spots from the backseat of a car is just as likely to come from the tablets and seatback televisions...
The computer failures at the Library of Congress that have crippled the U.S. Copyright Office since last week also have shut down the electronic services of the National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. That office’s Braille and Recorded Books, or BARD service, has not worked since Tuesday, preventing thousands of visually impaired […]
ED. NOTE: Tomorrow at 7 p.m., Comic Riffs will host and emcee the Graphic Novel Night pavilion at the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival. The participating cartoonists will include Lalo Alcaraz, Keith Knight, Diane Noomin, Stephan Pastis, Trina Robbins and Scott Stantis. Show More Summary
Back in March, the Government Accountability Office (GAO), which tends to do really great work, came out with an absolutely scathing report on the disaster that is the Library of Congress, and didn't beat around the bush in blaming the...Show More Summary
ED. NOTE: Tomorrow night, beginning at 7, Comic Riffs will host and emcee the Graphic Novel Night pavilion at the Library of Congress’s National Book Festival. The participating cartoonists will include Lalo Alcaraz, Keith Knight, Miss Lasko-Gross, Diane Noomin, Stephan Pastis and Scott Stantis. Show More Summary
Photo via Library of Congress/CityLab/span> Drivers will pass by innumerable gas stations during road trips the upcoming three-day weekend, but unless their itinerary takes them to Northern Minnesota, chances are they won't be see this rare roadside project from...
Arrivals and departures board with information desk, TWA Flight Center, c. 1962. (Photo: © Library of Congress/Prints & Photographs Division/Balthazar Korab Archive LC-DIG-krb-00617) In October 1958, Pan American World Airways launched...Show More Summary
The Library of Congress is capturing the stories of D.C.-area World War II veterans in honor of the 70th anniversary of VJ Day.
Over the weekend, as part of routine maintenance, the Library of Congress shut down a data center that hosts a number of U.S. Copyright Office systems, including the online copyright registration system, eCO. The Library of CongressShow More Summary
Books and authors are celebrated on September 5th at the Library of Congress' annual "National Book Festival" in D.C. Smaller celebrations will be held in communities throughout September. So now is an opportune time to recognize the critical role libraries and librarians play in creating environments where people can freely explore ideas. Show More Summary
Photo courtesy Library of Congress. Wheelies, funny cars, urban highway stuntin’ – they all require some sort of weight transfer for maximum effectiveness, for poking the front wheels skyward and for putting on a show. And nobody seemed to understand that principle better than a series of automotive showboaters on rural parade routes in the […]
It is the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress. [ more › ]
Warren G. Harding campaigns for the presidency in 1919. (Photo: Library of Congress) Nearly a century after his death, Warren G. Harding is having a moment in the limelight. Thanks to timeless curiosity and modern genetic testing, the...Show More Summary
Rural Free Delivery, 1914. (Photo: Library of Congress) These days, with maps that tell you exactly when a bus is coming and weather apps that notify you exactly 12 minutes before it will start raining, the package delivery industry would seemingly have figured out how to pinpoint when your Amazon order will arrive. And yet, no. Show More Summary
Most people who work in the U.S. Capitol don’t know about the 100-year-old book conveyor tunnel underneath them that used to connect the building to the Library of Congress. It’s long since abandoned, but it’s still down there. Read more...
Come gather ’round me people, a story I will tell…. Whoops, if this were a Mexican corrido, we might have begun that way (except in Spanish). Since it’s a blog post about the first-ever Library of Congress Mexican corrido song-writing workshop, let’s get to the facts. The library’s American Folklife Center just put out the call for participants to […]
SOME MONTHS BACK, Comic Riffs asked Stephan Pastis to be a featured guest for our “Graphic Novel Night” Pavilion at the Library of Congress’s forthcoming National Book Festival. When Pastis said yes, The Post (a co-sponsor of the event) replied: Great. Super. Terrific!Read full article >>
The combination of black and white photos found on the Library of Congress online archive with the imagination and talent of Kevin Weir (Flux …