posted May 27, 2013
Sure, the film noir features wise-cracking detectives and alluring femmes fatales. It even extols these characteristics as enviable personality traits. But is that the real point of the genre? A recent book interrogates a suspect notion.
posted May 23, 2013
The Internet Archive, the huge array of public, online, digital libraries, is to post hundreds of thousands of U.S. television news programs, aided by a $1-million grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
posted May 22, 2013
Our book pages are constantly updated. We provide summaries of books, based on our own reading and also publisher's blurbs. And, we ask authors of books that likely involved searching for material in archives, and invite them to comment on their search experiences, and the state of archives relating to their work.
posted May 20, 2013
Exploring archives and other sources of research material can be a pleasure, or a mighty challenge. Three authors of recent books describe the range of experiences they had as they prepared their books, published over the last few months.