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  • 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...
  • Inside the Twitterverse

    Win the Moment. That's the theme of the two-day conference I just spoke at, that Twitter is holding for its employees in San Francisco. In many ways, it's a surprisingly modest topic, since whether Twitter has won the moment is not very much in doubt. It'...
  • Beethoven galore to accompany Dean Corey's last O.C. bow in 2014

    Beethoven galore to accompany Dean Corey's last O.C. bow in 2014
    Dean Corey’s victory lap as one of Southern California’s top music impresarios will be an interdisciplinary undertaking in which the Philharmonic Society of Orange County, which he’s led since 1993, will present Ludwig van Beethoven in a...
  • 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”......
  • Back to school: Financial education: Part One

    "Investors have a weak grasp of elementary financial concepts," according to a new report from the Securities Exchange Commission and the Library of Congress that underscores the poor state of financial literacy among Americans. The report finds that many...
  • 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...
  • Around Town: Library can help tap those online sources

    Mark Totten, the head reference librarian and manager of the La Caņada Flintridge branch of the County of Los Angeles Public Library, mentioned in passing that the library’s collection of Civil War books gets a lot of use during Civil War homework...
  • Seth MacFarlane Slams Partisan Influence in Science at Carl Sagan Tribute

    Few people would argue that when it came to communicating the dense world of science, no one did it better than the astronomer Carl Sagan. With his popular 1980 public TV series "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," his frequent appearances on "The Tonight Show"...
  • 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...
  • A big, winning day for Google Books in court

    Google Books, the search sovereign's vast and controversial digital library of scanned books, won a huge legal victory Thursday from the same federal judge who had thrown the project into legal limbo 2 1/2 years ago. District Judge Denny Chin in New...