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  • Elizabeth Smart tells her story in new memoir

    The disappearance of 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart dominated headlines a decade ago. Now 25, Smart tells of her experiences in "My Story," a memoir published this week by St. Martin's. "I want people to know that I'm happy in my life right now," Smart...
  • Dave Kehr Named MoMA Adjunct Curator for Film

    Veteran film critic and programmer Dave Kehr will become the new Adjunct Curator in the Museum of Modern Art's Film department, the museum announced on Monday. Kehr's appointment comes nearly one year after the departure of longtime MoMA staffer...
  • Back to school: Financial education: Part Two

    A recent report from the Securities Exchange Commission and the Library of Congress found that "low levels of investor literacy have serious implications for the ability of broad segments of the population to retire comfortably, particularly in an age...
  • When value, ID are elusive, consult a professional appraiser

    Q: My original ink and watercolor art is signed Ruthven Todd and numbered 26/70. There is a poem by Todd on the sketch. The Library of Congress has copy 4/70. I know this is an important piece. Should it be in a museum? How should I sell it? I need help....
  • The Evens (Ian MacKaye and Amy Farina) Will Play August 12 at New Haven Museum

    Ian Mackaye is the same Ian Mackaye you probably lionized when he was in Minor Threat and Fugazi. It’s his music that’s changed. Even though there’s constant clamor from fans of his old bands for reunion tours and albums, one of the...
  • Get Down To(morrow) Night: KC explains The Sunshine Band's biggest hits

     
    The music of KC and The Sunshine Band, which headlines Musikfest’s main Steel Stage venue Thursday, virtually defined the disco genre. KC and The Sunshine Band: Just what do they mean by 'Get Down Tonight?' Its song “Get Down Tonight”......
  • A Home Is Needed For 'Talking Books'

    Since 1978, dedicated volunteers have quietly made their way to a tiny studio in the Raymond Memorial Library in East Hartford and performed a marvelous service for their fellow citizens who are blind or otherwise unable to read. The volunteers have...
  • New releases of old recordings prove newer is not always better

     New releases of old recordings prove newer is not always better
    If the volume of new music available daily from around the world weren't enough, a whole other equally vast pool of sounds in 2013 actively competed for ears and dollars: those resurrected from eras past. Archival recordings — a combination of...
  • Kate DiCamillo: The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature

    Kate DiCamillo: The National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
    Kate DiCamillo will be the National Ambassador for Young People's Literature in 2014 and 2015, the Library of Congress announced Thursday. DiCamillo will take up the duties of the position officially after being sworn in on Jan. 10. The ambassadorship...
  • Sen. Rand Paul makes Snapchat debut

    Sen. Rand Paul makes Snapchat debut
    WASHINGTON -- Supporters stand with him on Twitter, rally for him on Facebook and Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) expanded his social media presence to Snapchat, becoming the first U.S. politician to use the app in a political context. Announced...
  • James Patterson dubbed a 'champion' by Library of Congress

    Bestselling author James Patterson was named a champion at the Library of Congress this week -- the first-ever Champion of its Young Readers Center. The 5-year-old Young Readers Center is the only part of the Library of Congress that encourages...
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...