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March Wrap Up

Charles Ives music study

Dr. Dre’s letter to his wife (then girlfriend) Nicole Threatt about Burning Man, the desert festival which inspired the California Love video.

Speaking of which, the Universal Hip Hop Museum is slotted to open in the Bronx in 2017. Uptown baby!

The Vatican got a scanner. Extremely rare religious manuscripts will soon go online.

“The Guest Cat” made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Way to go indie press New Directions! Publishing since 1936 they have never made it to the list. The publisher thanks a social media embrace set off by a positive NPR review.

Is there room for cursive in 21st Century school curriculum?

NYPL is teaming up with a new startup Zola Books to offer algorithm-based recommendations. Now readers will be pointed to books with similar characteristics instead of what’s popular.

Librarians got real about salaries, in a discussion on Reddit summarized by Bound.

The SXSW Libraries+Archivists+Museums cohort.
8 Ways Oyster Books Can Rule The Subscription Market – written by my publishing savvy brother, Andrew Pantoja.

How Harvard collects vast paper archives, like the one Gore Vidal bequeathed them in 2002.

NYPL and CUNY again must plead with New York state lawmakers to avoid further cuts in 2015, not cool Cuomo.

American composer Charles Ives worked in his study in West Redding, CT in the later years of his life. The study was recently taken apart and moved to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in Washington Heights where it will be displayed for a limited time to the public.

Photo: Charles Ives’s study at the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Taken from my Instagram.
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