by Isaiah Pittman, Information Assistant, Columbus Library September 1, 2015
With all the attention given to movies like Frozen, Up and Wreck-It Ralph, it's easy to forget that not all animated films are made with kids in mind. If you're in the mood to watch something animated but not too kid-friendly, here are just a few of your many options.Read More ›
by Anne Rouyer, Supervising Librarian, Mulberry Street Library March 6, 2015
Way way back, in 1990, I wandered into a Portland, Oregon bookstore and found a romance novel, set in Scotland, involving time travel and I was hooked! Since then, it’s been a 25 year odyssey of reading and waiting. Outlander finally returns to TV on April 4.Read More ›
by Nancy Aravecz, Mid-Manhattan Library September 5, 2014
From September 5-14, fans of John Waters can enjoy a retrospective of his film career, courtesy of the Film Society of Lincoln Center. "50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can you Take?" will showcase 12 of the "Pope of Trash"'s most influential films. Here are some books to read before or after taking in the series.Read More ›
by Jesse Ingoglia, West New Brighton Library May 21, 2014
When many of us think of Godzilla, we think of awkward dubbing and a man in a rubber suit running around crushing model cities while occasionally fighting along side or against other monsters. My first exposure to Godzilla came from watching re-runs of the adorable yet absolutely cringe-worthy Hanna-Barbera animated series as a child. But Godzilla represents far more than the child-friendly hero of the cartoon I fondly remember. Godzilla is an international film icon and his appeal goes beyond audiences' appetite for destruction.Read More ›
by Billy Parrott, Managing Librarian, Mid-Manhattan Library, Art and Picture Collections March 17, 2014
It has been a long and memorable ride, unlike any other on television. But the final season of Mad Men begins April 13. It's the beginning of the end. Whatever will be, will be. The first episode of Mad Men was set in March 1960. Season 6 ended in November 1968. That's eight years and eight months. Where does that leave us?
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by Sean Ferguson, Library Manager, Chatham Square Library October 15, 2013
Photography is a sort of homecoming — to twist a line from poet Paul Celan — and the woman who has captured so much of the Lower East Side through her lens, and those same photographs, is coming back home.
Much has been said about Rebecca Lepkoff's ability to encapsulate the character of a neighborhood and its inhabitants in her photography--most recently, of her involvement with the Photo League through a