Let’s also catch up on all the Book / Library -related news (and newsy tidbits) that scrolled across the internet over the weekend (whilst this writer was, otherwise, preoccupied with the facilitation of the Library-as-adhoc concert venue for the Metro Times Blowout)…
An older read, for you:
a 2011 study from the ALA (American Library Association)’s Magazine –
As is depicted(/imagined/predicted..) in this old comic ^ from 1941 – We have to wonder – what is the library going to look like in the 21st century?
Speaking of quaint, literary-related prescience – Did Henry James (part of the Edwardian-era of literary realism) actually predict trashy-tabloid outlet TMZ?
What’s next for Libraries? Atlantic’s online Urban Wonk was out to prove Why Libraries Should Be the Next Great Start-Up Incubators – Libraries, it seems, “…happen to have just about everything a 21st century innovator could need: Internet access, work space, reference materials, professional guidance….”
And on to movie news…
An inevitable, gratuitous bit of Gatsby hype -for the glitz-ified 3-D re-interpretation coming to theatres on Friday (with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role of the Fitzgerald masterpiece…directed by the lavish-lover of color and zazziness who brought us Moulin Rogue). Here’s the trailer….which “suggest(s) a film of decadent, epicurean extravagance and debauchery…” Here’s The Guardian, asking: What Makes The Great Gatsby Great?
Books in the Kitchen
For the bakers… and lovers of eerie/trippy mystery novels: The HuffPo’s Book site brings you book-themed recipes: Gone Girl desserts!