Like a moon to the night, literature disrupts the totalitarian narrative
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.”
A TED-Ed Original explores the question of what makes a book a book.
May 24, 2016
Agnes de Mille: Telling Stories in Broadway Dance
Kara Ann Gardner
Oxford University Press
The chemistry of compounds containing metal–carbon bonds.
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.
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 from 11am-5pm at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, Porter Hall, 453 Porter Avenue, Buffalo, NY. This event is free and open to the public.
“I believe the word used wrongly distorts the world.”
C.D. Wright (who died yesterday)
Read some of C.D. Wright’s poetry here.
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, manuscripts and other printed material and artifacts from the New York Public Library and the Library of Congress. More …