Musicians from Marlboro Conversation
Members of Musicians from Marlboro discuss their collaboration, the Marlboro Music Festival and vocal-chamber music repertoire. This interview was conducted in conjunction with their performance at the Library of Congress presented in association with the Bill and Mary Meyer Concert Series of the Smithsonian Freer and Sackler Galleries.
DPLAfest 2016: Technology Trends in Libraries
A conversational discussion with technologists from both inside and outside of the library industry. Panelists discuss all aspects of technology, including hardware and software, that are likely to impact libraries and similar industries.
Climate Change Policy: Updates
Ecologist Peter Frumhoff discussed whether scientific findings can or should inform the public discourse on climate-change policy. Frumhoff examined results from his own ecological studies over the past several years and how this information can build an informed, pragmatic, science-based discussion. He also considered how lessons from history and the social sciences can build a more broadly shared understanding of climate risks and choices.
Cutting sugar cane
"A characteristic and instructive scene, showing natives at work. The picture is exceedingly well-arranged"--American Mutoscope & Biograph picture catalog.
American Mutoscope and Biograph Company - Paper Print Collection (Library of Congress) - Bonine, R. (Robert K.)
Daggers Drawn: Cartoonist Kal
Cartoonist Kevin "Kal" Kallaugher will discuss and sign his new book, "Daggers Drawn," which contains more than 300 of Kallaugher's award-winning works along with essays discussing his time with The Economist. In this book, Kallaugher has pointed his keen eye and sharp pen at important world events of the past 35 years.
Kallaugher, Kevin "kal"
A History of Future Cities
Daniel Brook talked about his recently published book, which reports on the history and growth of four "instant cities" - Dubai, St. Petersburg, Shanghai and Mumbai.
Les Talens Lyriques: Francois Couperin at 350
Harpsichordist and conductor Christophe Rousset performed with colleagues from his superb ensemble Les Talens Lyriques, renowned for benchmark interpretations of music from Monteverdi to Berlioz. For the 350th Couperin anniversary they performed an intimate, refined evening of both secular and sacred music that illuminated the composer's place in the musical pantheon. Program: Francois Couperin, Concerts royaux - Troisieme Concert [00:38]; Francois Couperin, Second livre...
The Political Implications of Human Genomics
A discussion on the rapid growth of genomic science, how political views and public policy have not caught up, and its likely effect on our identities and on the criminal-justice system.
Djiboutian author Abdourahman Waberi read from his work and discussed the state of contemporary African literature, especially highlighting African languages and culture.
Babel Through Jewish Latin-American Eyes
Mirta Kupferminc discussed her works based on Jewish texts and their impact on contemporary universal artists. Tova Shvartzman discussed the Tower of Babel, as it appears in the Bible, in conjunction with "The Library of Babel" by Jorge Luis Borges. Kupferminc and Shvartzman are involved in "LABA-BA," a laboratory for Jewish culture, which supports artists' fellowship programs in Argentina. A mix of visual artists,...
Kupferminc, Mirta - Shvartzman, Tova - Sosnowski, Paul
Sakura: Cherry Blossoms as a Living Symbol of Friendship
Members of the Library's team for "Sakura: Cherry Blossom as Living Symbols of Friendship" exhibition lead a gallery tour while discussing the special collections that illuminate the history of Washington's landmark cherry trees, the significance of cherry blossoms in Japan, and their continuing resonance in American culture and for Washingtonians in particular. Dating from the 18th to 21st centuries, the collection highlights include exquisite...
Rubinstein remembered : a 100th anniversary tribute to Arthur Rubinstein
100th anniversary tribute to Arthur Rubinstein
Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available
Originally broadcast as part of Public Television's award winning American Masters series, the 100th anniversary tribute traces the great pianist's life from his origins in Lodz, Poland, through his final concert there in 1975, with interviews from family and friends, vintage stills, newsreels, home movies, TV interviews, and performance footage. Produced and directed by Peter Rosen and hosted by Arthur Rubinstein's son, John, the...
Copyright Collection (Library of Congress) - Rubinstein, John - Rosen, Peter - Sony Music Entertainment, Inc - Peter Rosen Productions - Proserv Television - Rubinstein, Artur - Wilcox, Max
Despotism, Market and Confucianism in the Age of Wang Yang-Ming
Ying-shih Yu, senior distinguished scholar at the John W. Kluge Center, discussed "Despotism, Market and Confucianism in the Age of Wang Yang-Ming (1472-1529)." According to Yu, despotism, trade and Confucianism were the three major historical forces simultaneously at work in 16th century China. Taking Wang Yang-Ming, the leading Confucian thinker of the Ming dynasty, and his new Confucian project as the main focus, Yu...
Smith, Alan Louis - Brewer, Christine - Rutenberg, Craig
The Emergence of Life: In the Lab (Session 2)
Presentations on the emergence of life on in the lab, including "Minerals, Organics, and the Origins of Life," "Synthesizing Life: From Early Origins to New Natures" and "Analysis: Synthesis." Part of a day-long symposium on the origins of life, how we came to know it, and what it means.
Benner, Steven - Campos, Luis - Roosth, Sophia
How Do You Say "Book" in…?
It's almost time for the National Book Festival! To celebrate I have asked a dozen co-workers How Do You Say "Book" in...? a dozen different ways.
Photo, Print, Drawing
1 photograph : hand-colored transparency on glass ; plate 8 x 10 cm (lantern slide format)
Heather Cox Richardson: National Book Festival 2020
While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson's new provocative work, "How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America" (Oxford University), argues that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system of racial dominance that had sustained the South soon moved...