In Retrospect: August Blogging Edition

The Library of Congress blogosphere in August was full of great posts from our many expert curators and staff. Here is just a sampling: In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog The Musical Worlds of Victor Hebert On Aug. 16, the Library opened a new exhibition on composer Victor Herbert. The Signal: Digital Preservation Digital Preservation […]

Rock the Vote

(This is the second in a series of posts featuring presidential campaign items from the Library’s collections. Read the first here.) Politics and music have enjoyed a rather persistent relationship. And it’s never more evident than during campaign season when candidates use music to connect with voters. The tradition can be seen as far back […]

In Retrospect: July Blogging Edition

Here’s a roundup of what’s been going on in the Library of Congress blogosphere in July. In the Muse: Performing Arts Blog Six Degrees of Ernst Bacon Pat Padua connects composer Ernst Bacon to Kevin Bacon, among others. The Signal: Digital Preservation  One Family’s Personal Digital Archives Project Mike Ashenfelder relates the story of Vernon […]

Library in the News: July Recap Edition

Leading the news headlines in July was the conveyance of the $1 million John W. Kluge Prize for the lifetime achievement in the study of humanity to Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil. He was honored in an awards ceremony for his study of the social structures of Brazilian government, economy and race relations […]

Fear and Desire

I was reading an article the other day on the possibility of a prequel to “The Shining” (1980), Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of the Stephen King novel. Apparently, the project is in its early stages of development but would focus on what happened at the haunted Overlook Hotel before the Torrance family arrived. While I’m not […]

Keep the Ball Rolling

(This is the first in a series of posts featuring presidential campaign items from the Library’s collections.) In Washington, there’s always a time and place to talk politics, even more so in an election year. Today we get televised speeches and conventions, commercials, celebrity endorsements and citizens proudly showcasing their candidate choice through stickers, buttons, […]

Let the Games Begin!

Tonight the 2012 Olympics in London kick off. The excitement has certainly been building all year as enthusiasts have followed the torch relay and participating athletes and teams. I can admit that the games probably appeal to me for a few other different reasons than purely anticipating all the awesome competition. First, my favorite band, […]