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More Young Adult Novels Becoming Blockbuster Movies

Multiple YA books are hitting theaters and the trend does not seem to be slowing down, especially for multi-book series. Read More ›

Musical of the Month: The Body Beautiful

Spoiler alert: The following blog reveals details about the plot of Rocky. If you’ve seen the movie, there are no surprises here, but if you haven’t seen it yet, go buy a ticket to the musical, and come back soon.Read More ›

March 2014 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of March, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

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March Author @ the Library Programs at Mid-Manhattan

A new approach to health care reform ... 20 years of Harlem Street Portraits ... humanist architecture ... The Extreme Life of the Sea ... New York City's unbuilt subways ... mothers ... the power of storytelling ... a century of candy ... New York's lost amusement parks ... the public library ... 11 missing men of WWII ... great city planning.Read More ›

Oscar Nomination for Foreign Film of The Missing Picture, Directed by Rithy Panh

The Dance Division wishes to express our great joy for the Oscar nomination in the category of Foreign Film for The Missing Picture, directed by Rithy Panh. "This haunting, at times shocking movie—part memoir, part indictment—fills the void suggested by its title. With extraordinary grace, Rithy Panhs tells his story and that of his ravaged country," wrote Mahnola Dargis in The New York Times, September 26, 2013.Read More ›

January 2014 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of January, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

If you're looking for a biographical drama (I never have been looking for one, but hey we've got five this month!) then check out January's releases of Lee Daniels' The Butler,

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December 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of December, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

If you're looking for some an action-packed night from the comfort of your own home, then check out the December DVD releases of The Wolverine, The 

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Recommandations de films en langue française – Décembre 2013

Transportez-vous avec cette courte liste de films en langue française disponibles à NYPL.     17 filles  

« Dans une petite ville au bord de l’océan, dix-sept adolescentes d’un même lycée prennent ensemble une décision inattendue et incompréhensible aux yeux des garçons et des adultes : elles décident de tomber enceintes en même temps. Ce film est inspiré d’un fait 

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December Author @ the Library Programs and More at Mid-Manhattan

Have you ever wondered what happens when a ghetto is unmade? Or what the future of Saudi Arabia means to the rest of the world? Or how overachievers do it? Do you think you know what real New Yorkers look like? Do you want to believe that

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Art Book Review: Black and Blue by Carol Mavor

Black and blue is a phrase of the wounded, the beaten, and the marked. But, they are also colors of the night, the ocean, the eye, and shadows, places of mystery and beauty.

Carol Mavor's Black and Blue: The Bruising Passion of Camera Lucida, La Jetée, Sans soleil, and Hiroshima mon amour looks to cinema and art to expose memories through imagery and senses. Mavor takes the gallery of images that fill Black and Blue and juxtaposes 

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Time Machine: Concatenations in Time Travel, VHS a cc: to the Future

I am remembering our old purchase order form, a multi copy (ten copies press firmly) missive to Ruth, our beloved curmudgeon in Purchasing (her voicemail began with a sigh). Each copy was fainter and less readable than its predecessor. I am thinking about VHS, a format that succeeded by virtue of its worst quality, the ability to record at a slower speed (up to six hours on a T-120 cassette). What better way for balletomanes to compile every dance performance ever broadcast on two 

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Cooking with the Stars

I love cookbooks. Yet, I rarely cook. When I do, I am more inclined to cook with an experimental zeal and do not necessarily follow any printed guidance from experts in the field of cookery. However, I thoroughly enjoy reading how simple little ingredients can get weird with each other and become delicious meals. The cookbooks that I am most enthusiastic about are by people who are well known in various mediums (none of which include food preparation).

For example, I would like entrée advice from Coolio. Luckily, there is

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November 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of November, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

If you're looking for some laughs, November brings many great comedy DVD titles to the Library with Grown Ups 2, Clear History,

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October 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of October, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

October brings many great family DVD titles to the Library with The Croods, Monsters University, and re-releases of

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September 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of September, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

September brings some of the summer's biggest blockbusters to DVD with releases of Star Trek: Into Darkness, World War Z

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Time Machine: Personal 8 mm Film and Video by Jerome Robbins

I have an inordinate love of 8 mm film. Not just because of its familiar 4:3 TV aspect ratio that so many of us were raised on, but because it was the first medium many of us used for time travel. The persistent click of the pull down claw is a rhythm from memory that can lull us into the past. Occasionally, I feel that I have been the subject of an archival Ludovico Technique and have watched so many pas des deux that when ordinary non-dance material offers me 

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August 2013 DVD Releases... Reserve Your Copy Now!

In the month of August, many great DVD movies are coming to the Library. Reserve titles now using the Library's Catalog.

August is a month full of big Hollywood DVD releases with Oblivion, Olympus Has Fallen,

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The Wonder Years: Music and References from Season One

What would you do if I sang out of tune? Would you stand up and walk out on me?

I don't know about you, but certain songs are for me forever associated with certain movies and television shows.

What do you think of when you hear Roy Orbison's "In Dreams"? How about when you hear Stealers Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle With 

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When They Trod the Boards: Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad-Ass on Broadway

Being an actor doesn't shield you from having a conscience.

—Giancarlo Esposito

Giancarlo Esposito, as Gus Fring, stares down a sniper in the TV series Breaking Bad, 2011.Giancarlo, as Julio, sings in the Broadway musical Seesaw, 1973.A true NYC moment: Giancarlo and brother Vincent take a sidewalk hotdog break during the musical The Me Nobody Knows, 1971. Photo: NewsdayI don't know how the final season of the TV series Breaking Bad will end, but it is pretty clear that Walter White is on a one-way trip to hell. As the well-intentioned chemistry teacher turned 

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Kay Brown Barrett: The First Victim of "Scarlett Fever"

Laurence Olivier and Kay Brown BarrettI recently processed the papers of talent scout and agent Kay Brown Barrett, known professionally as Kay Brown, or Katherine Brown. In her capacity as a scout for Selznick International Pictures, she was instrumental in some of the studio's biggest coups. She put Selznick onto the Daphne du Maurier novel, Rebecca, which would be Alfred Hitchcock's first 

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