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Where to Find U.S. Environmental Data

Here are some links to online environmental resources.Read More ›

Queuing Up

Waiting in line is a great equalizer, and it's usually inevitable. Most everyone, if asked, would say they hate waiting in line, but there can also be a few rare moments of camaraderie.Read More ›

Time After Time

We predict that in the year 2016 we will read several books about time travel.Read More ›

What to Read While You're Waiting for 'The Girl on the Train' Movie

The Girl on the Train movie is slated to be released October 7, 2016. As that is still a ways away, here are some novel releases to tide you over.Read More ›

Zine Machine

Imagine, if you will, a time when photocopiers had supplanted the lowly mimeograph machine. This technology gave way to the birth of the zine.Read More ›

Empathy for Animals, On Land and Underseas

This summer, why not explore some great nonfiction science reads about animals, both on land and underseas, and the ways in which they continually surprise humans.Read More ›

Book Club Inception Books

What are some book club books about book clubs? Or books that mention what books the characters are reading?Read More ›

Running Away With the Circus

Have you ever wondered why no one ever calmly joins the circus?Read More ›

Color Philosophy and Synesthesia in Literature

Color perception changes with how different people view different wavelengths of light, and depending on where you live and when you live/lived, you may have a very different experience.Read More ›

Madame Bovary's Cultural Mark

Gustave Flaubert's Madame Bovary was more than just an exciting novel, it set a standard for novels, and created a buzzword about having a glamorized, exaggerated conception about oneself.Read More ›

Physicists Who Looked To Literature

Literature provides ample inspiration to scientific fields, as these examples show—and vice versa.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 4

Critical reception and further reading from the author, Jill Lepore.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 3

This week, let's take a look at the cultural impact and uses of Wonder Woman through these resources for further reading.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 2

The outfits, accessories, and weaponry of our wonderful superheroine.Read More ›

Reader's Den: The Secret History of Wonder Woman, Part 1

Welcome to the March 2015 Reader's Den! This month we'll be reading The Secret History of Wonder Woman by feminist historian Jill Lepore. Lepore details the life story of Wonder Woman's creator, William Moulton Marston.Read More ›

While You Wait to See Mockingjay... More Dystopian Fiction!

Suzanne Collins's book Mockingjay has been split into two films. Here's a list of fiction titles to tide you over until Part Two comes out in November, or until you get a chance to see Part One.Read More ›

NYC Literary Haunts

Bars, hotels, library branches, and other, more unexpected haunts. Read More ›

Haunted Real Estate and Furniture in Fiction

The houses are full of horrors in these selected titles.Read More ›

Jock Reads and Flicks

Just as the music CD Jock Jams inspired a generation to "Move It, Move It," many books and movies that focus on sports can be motivational, even if the reader or viewer is not interested in that particular activity. Read More ›

Muppets Run Amok at the Library

In honor of the Sesame Street exhibition at the Library for the Performing Arts, I thought I'd write a bit about some other Jim Henson productions that have stayed with me. Read More ›
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