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Buffalo’s literary legacy: F. Scott Fitzgerald

On January 26, 2017 in Blog



Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was a year and a half old when the family moved to Buffalo. The Fitzgerald family lived at various addresses before returning to St. Paul MN when Scott was 12.


“Dick opened an office in Buffalo but eventually without success. Nicole did not find out what the trouble was, but she heard a few months later that he was in a little town called Batavia, New York, practicing general medicine, and later that he was in Lockport doing the same thing … He was considered to have fine manners and once made a good speech at a public health meeting on the subject of drugs, but he became entangled, with a girl, who worked in a grocery store, and he was involved in a lawsuit about some medical question, and so he left Lockport.”


Buffalo, Batavia, Lockport … Dick Diver spiraling downward in western New York




On October 15, 2016 in Blog



Does the magic live within the words?

On July 2, 2016 in Blog

  A TED-Ed Original explores the question of what makes a book a book.     ____________________________


Day in the life

On May 24, 2016 in Blog

May 24, 2016 Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance Kara Ann Gardner Oxford University Press


Organometallic Chemistry

On March 2, 2016 in Blog

The chemistry of compounds containing metal–carbon bonds.


Art = hundreds of thousands of index cards

On February 19, 2016 in Blog

For the “Wonder” exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Tara Donovan constructed ten towers, 8 to 13 feet tall, by stacking and gluing hundreds of thousands of index cards on top of each other. Read more here.   __________________________


Buffalo Small Press Book Fair

On February 2, 2016 in Blog

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a  two-day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, INDEXERS, and others together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their stuff, and peddle their wares. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 9th from noon to 6pm and Sunday April 10th […]


Right and wrong

On January 14, 2016 in Blog

“I believe the word used wrongly distorts the world.” C.D. Wright (who died yesterday) Read some of C.D. Wright’s poetry here. _____________________


Jacob A. Riis at the Museum of the City of New York

On October 23, 2015 in Blog

Through March 20, the Museum of the City of New York is presenting “Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half.” This heart-rending retrospective reprises and expands upon the museum’s exhibitions in 1947 and 1995, which celebrated Riis as an amateur photographer, and unites its own collection of his spectral images, the world’s largest, with 125 letters, […]


Contractor economy

On October 10, 2015 in Blog

Sara Horovitz, director and founder of the Freelancers Union, spoke to President Obama at the White House Summit on Worker Voice. See the full video.    

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