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The Vampire Diaries Books and DVDs

The Vampire Diaries series was first published by L.J. Smith in 1991. In recent years the series has been republished and become extremely popular.Read More ›

Get Down With These 6 True Stories for The Get Down Fans

Are you into hip-hop origin stories? Do you dig New York City histories? Can’t get enough of the 1970s? You'll love The Get Down, and these awesome non-fiction reads will tide you over until the next drop.Read More ›

10 Strong Female Characters in Fantasy Television Shows

A leading female character stands out because of her beauty, boldness, and bravery in the face of adversity. A strong leading lady can be a hero or a villain with a lot of depth.Here are some recommendations for TV shows with strong female characters. Read More ›

Are You Spoken For? An Ad Campaign and A Cultural Stereotype

The Billy Rose Theatre Division at the Library for the Performing Arts has an extensive collection that documents the development of television, including many examples of pitches made by networks to specific companies, like AT&T or Coty Cosmetics, outlining how each network’s programming would be a match for the company’s ideal consumer. Read More ›

9 TV Shows To Binge Watch This Summer

Here are some recommendations of great shows to watch this coming season and on DVD.Read More ›

Whither Westeros? Two Librarians Speculate Wildly on the Future of Game of Thrones

We're now at the exciting moment where the TV narrative has begun outpacing the books, so that means it's the perfect time to debate the events about to unfold. (Proceed with caution: spoilers ahead.)Read More ›

Made in NY Production Assistant Training Program

MINY Production Assistant Training Program helps low-income and unemployed New York residents start a career in TV and film production.Read More ›

Alice Live! on Television

In the 1954 and 1955 seasons, two lavish productions of Alice in Wonderland were premiered on television. In each case, they were developed to attract families to the presenting series and their sponsors. Read More ›

Podcast #88: Mary-Louise Parker on Relationships, Motherhood, and Religion

Mary-Louise Parker is an actress best known for her role on the television show Weeds, for which she won the Golden Globe for Best Actress is 2006. With her new memoir Dear Mr. You, she adds author to her list of accomplishments.Read More ›

10 Worldview-Expanding TV Series for World Television Day

World Television Day isn't just another made up pseudo-holiday. To honor the intended spirit of World Television Day, why not turn on your tube and tune into some worldview-expanding programming? Read More ›

What Are You Reading? Carlos Alazraqui Edition

Find out what the Rocko's Modern Life and Reno 911 star likes to read.Read More ›

What’s Making Us Happy, Part 2

What’s making us happy in the realms of TV, cooking, art and design, libraries, and online thingamabobs, and then happinesses that defy categorization.Read More ›

What’s Making Us Happy, Part 1

We asked our library staff members to tell us what’s turning their pages. Here’s the first installment, covering podcasts, music, and—of course—books.Read More ›

The Blacklist: What is Red Reading?

Passing through Bryant Park on the way to work recently, I came upon a shoot for the upcoming season of The Blacklist and decided to find out what Reddington himself was currently reading. Read More ›

Podcast #78: John Lithgow on Shakespeare and Bedtime Stories

A winner of five Emmys and two Golden Globes, John Lithgow is one of America's most accomplished actors. He's also the author of the memoir Drama: An Actor’s Education. For this week's episode of the New York Public Library Podcast, we're proud to present John Lithgow discussing Shakespeare, his father, and bedtime stories.Read More ›

Some of My Favorite Foreign Films and TV Shows

Here are some recommendations of foreign films and TV shows from Sweden, the UK, Indonesia, Canada, France, Indonesia, and Mexico.Read More ›

In the Company of Legends: Dick Cavett, Joan Kramer and David Heeley

During their careers in television production Kramer and Heeley met and befriended many Hollywood legends. Having booked numerous guests for The Dick Cavett Show Kramer and Heeley recollected with Cavett some of their most memorable conversations with luminaries of stage and television.Read More ›

Essential David Lynch Reads

That gum you like is going to come back in style... get ready with this collection of Lynchian longform journalism.Read More ›

Going Southern Goth

Dark in tone and set in an atmosphere of decay and decline, Southern Gothic lit is colored by that intense, damp, uniquely Southern heat pressing down on its characters and stories.Read More ›

What Would Olivia Pope Read?

It’ll be three long months until Scandal returns to TV. In the meantime, your NYPL librarians picked out some books—science fiction to political thrillers to self-help to romance—that everyone’s favorite D.C. fixer might read to pass the time.Read More ›
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