Fifty years have passed since the wide spread protests of the civil rights era. These archival photos show some striking similarities between efforts to constrain demonstrations in the 1960s and recent protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
The Ferguson public library has offered some new services as a result of the protests. Libraries provided classroom settings for teachers and students when school start dates were postponed and gave out bottled water to the community.
Some New Jersey residents will be able to earn an accredited high school diploma at their local library with the new Online High School Completion Program.
After 30,000 antique New Orleans newspapers ended up on Craigslist, a local printmaker saved the archives and created The Eliza Jane Nicholson Digital Newspaper Archive.
Many of the articles that publish the findings of publicly funded research are paradoxically very expensive for the public to access. The New York Review of Books looks inside the baffling world of academic journals.
Polarizing views on the Israel-Hamas conflict are all over social media. Interestingly, a study of twitter users showed that Ha’aretz is the only paper that attracts readers from both sides of the issue.
Adult females have taken over as the largest video game-playing demographic in the United States. Beating out boys under the age of eighteen.
The New Inquiry took a look at yelp reviews of museums. “Start your visit at the top and then walk down.”
Photo of yours truly by Chris Antkowiak