Arts + Letters

Reading Books in Their Settings

I love this list from the New York Public Library about reading books set in New York City in New…
Arts + Letters

The Boy Who Lived in a Library

StoryCorp’s video memoir of Ronald Clark, who grew up living in the Washington Height’s public library, will make you yearn…
Arts + Letters

Literature as “the operating instructions,” in Memory of Ursula K. Le Guin

Le Guin’s essays are some of the loveliest prose I’ve read recently, her style outmatched only by her astuteness for…
Arts + Letters

Libraries as Lifelines

Libraries are the other public education system.  In many ways, they have the potential to do things that public schools…