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  • Literary Birthday Celebration: Vladimir Nabokov

    Authors Dinaw Mengestu and Azar Nafisi celebrate the birthday of Russian novelist Vladimir Nabokov by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-22
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: A Real Nice Clambake

    In the ninth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses Oscar Hammerstein's research techniques, and "A Real Nice Clambake" from "Carousel." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • American Democracy & the Rule of Law: Why Every Vote Matters

    As part of Law Day 2014, Jeffrey Rosen discusses American democracy and the rule of law in commemoration of the impending 50th anniversaries of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

    • Contributor: Rosen, Jeffrey
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-05-01
  • Magna Carta & the American Constitution

    For the Library's annual Constitution Day lecture, Akhil Reed Amar discussed Magna Carta and its historical connection to the U.S. Constitution.

    • Contributor: Reed Amar, Akhil
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-16
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Awareness Panel

    This panel discussion covered Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder with veterans living with the diagnosis and experts who work directly with PTSD-diagnosed veterans. Speakers included Jason Cain, Karen Lynn Fears, Richard Tedeschi, Gala True and David Williams.

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-27
  • An Anthropologist Looks Back on Decades Living in the Middle East

    Andrea Rugh reflects on her years living and working as an anthropologist in the Middle East.

    • Contributor: Rugh, Andrea
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-30
  • Derek Anderson: 2014 National Book Festival

    NBA great Derek Anderson appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Anderson, Derek
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • How the Discovery of Life Beyond Earth will Transform Our Thinking

    Steven Dick discusses his year of research on astrobiology at the John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress in his final lecture as chair.

    • Contributor: Dick, Steven
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-30
  • Tim Tingle: 2014 National Book Festival

    Tim Tingle appears at the 2014 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.

    • Contributor: Tingle, Tim
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-30
  • The Life of a Poet: Mary Szybist

    National Book Award winner Mary Szybist discusses her poetry with Ron Charles, editor of The Washington Post's Book World.

    • Contributor: Szybist, Mary
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-09-17
  • Asian-American Literature Today

    MacArthur Genius Fellow Yiyun Li reads from her work and discusses the state of Asian-American literature.

    • Contributor: Li, Yiyun
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-30
  • The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey

    As part of the Library's celebration of a thousand years of the Persian book, Ahmet Karamustafa discusses Persian literature in pre-modern Turkey.

    • Contributor: Karamustafa, Ahmet
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-08-13
  • MASK Art Prize 2014

    Alla Tkachuk spoke about the 2014 MASK Prize and showed some of the winning art work. MASK is a British charity that trains young people for creativity and innovation. The MASK Prize is the annual national creativity competition open to all young people up to the age of 25 in Africa and its diasporas.

    • Contributor: Tkachuk, Alla
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-06-24
  • Bob Milne at the Library of Congress an oral history with Jennifer Cutting

    videorecording | 1 digital video file (1 hr., 7 min., 11 sec.) : sd., col. | Interviewer: Jennifer Cutting; piano: Bob Milne. (Cast). Courtesy of Bob Milne. (Permission). Bob Milne, ragtime pianist, discusses his experiences as a performer of ragtime music and demonstrates ragtime music performance style in an interview with Jennifer Cutting, Library of Congress. (Summary). Recorded in the Coolidge Auditorium, October 14, ...

    • Contributor: Library of Congress - Milne, Bob, Pianist - Cutting, Jennifer - Coolidge Auditorium (Library of Congress)
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2004

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  • Literary Birthday Celebration: Wallace Stevens

    Poets Jennifer Michael Hecht and Peter Streckfus celebrate the birthday of poet Wallace Stevens by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-02
  • Yiddish Songs of the Jazz Age

    Jane Peppler sings funny and nostalgic Yiddish songs from the 1920s and 1930s.

    • Contributor: Peppler, Jane
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-22
  • Cultural Heritage Archives Symposium Session 2

    In Session 2 of the symposium, a panel discusses archival description. The Cultural Heritage Archives symposium aims to energize the discussion of ethnographic archival thought and practice by presenting fresh and dynamic strategies for contemporary archival realities. It will also provide a forum for new voices to present and discuss emerging archival initiatives as well as case studies focused on several key topics for ...

    • Contributor: Various
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2013-09-26
  • NewsDiffs: Tracking Online News Over Time

    The Internet has ushered in a 24-hour news cycle, and newspapers often hastily publish articles. While print editions run once, several subsequent versions can be published online. Many changes are innocuous, but significant edits can happen without a record of any changes. This briefing on NewsDiffs, the go-to site for referencing and tracking silent changes to online articles, discussed example changes and the research ...

    • Contributor: Price, Eric
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-20
  • Kanga Stories

    Phyllis Ressler speaks about her book, "Kanga Stories," a collection of historic and contemporary information on textile trade, cultural exchange and history of East Africa. Since Kanga cloth was first produced in the mid 1800s, millions of people across East and Central Africa have treasured this textile for its designs and meaning. The value of the Kanga is closely tied to culture and context ...

    • Contributor: Ressler, Phyllis
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-10-30
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: Do-Re-Mi

    In the eighth episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein discusses "Do-Re-Mi" from "The Sound of Music." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Contributor: Feinstein, Michael
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • Pintura/Palabra: Poetry Inspired by Art

    Hispanic poets Brenda Cardenas and Valerie Martinez discussed ekphrastic poetry.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-14
  • Rodgers & Hammerstein: "Getting to Know You" & South Pacific

    In the seventh episode of a series of videos that explore the Rodgers and Hammerstein collections at the Library of Congress, Michael Feinstein and Mark Eden Horowitz share the discovery that "Getting to Know You" from The King and I originated as unused songs from South Pacific, "Suddenly Lucky" and "Suddenly Lovely." Produced by special arrangement with Imagem/Williamson Music Inc.

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-02-03
  • The Audacity of Hopekirk

    A lecture-recital featuring a rare performance of Helen Hopekirk's "Five Songs on Poems of Fiona MacLeod," published in 1904. Helen Hopekirk was an accomplished Scottish concert pianist and composer who immigrated to the U.S. in 1897 to teach at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. A collection of her manuscripts is housed in the Library of Congress. The songs are settings of ...

    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-11-04
  • Motive Cello: Motivations in the Cello Sonatas of Beethoven, Brahms & Chopin

    As part of a talk preceding a performance by Daniel Müller-Schott and Simon Trpceski, David Plylar speaks about some of the relationships between musical materials in three major sonatas for cello and piano -- in essence, an introduction to motives and their motivations. Works addressed include Beethoven's Sonata in C major, op. 102/1, Brahms' Sonata in F major, op. 99 and Chopin's Sonata in ...

    • Contributor: Plylar, David
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2014-04-24
  • The Royal Harmonizers

    Concert by the gospel group The Royal Harmonizers, who have been performing for 59 years.

    • Contributor: Various Speakers
    • Original Format: Film, Video
    • Date: 2015-03-18