Collection Items

  • Film, Video
    National Recording Registry 2024 Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden has revealed the 25 new additions to the 2024 Library of Congress National Recording Registry. Watch this announcement featuring interviews with inductees including Green Day, Blondie, Doug E. Fresh, the legendary Booker T. Jones, with music from Juan Gabriel, Abba and the Notorious B.I.G.
    • Contributor: Aguilera, Ivan Gabriel - Harry, Deborah - Armstrong, Billie Joe - Jones, Booker T. - Kaukoken, Jorma - Fresh, Doug E. - Hayden, Carla D. - Douglas, Jerry - Harrington, David
    • Date: 2024-04-16
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    'Chasing Flavor' with Chef Carla Hall Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden sits down with chef and best-selling author Carla Hall to talk about the new series "Chasing Flavor" and her latest work as an author. Hall explores the unexpected roots of popular dishes in American food culture on her new, original Max series, where she travels to Italy, Ghana, Turkey, Mexico and more, tracing history, foodways and cultural diaspora to...
    • Contributor: Hall, Carla - Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2024-04-11
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    Poet Robyn Schiff with Ron Charles Robyn Schiff talked with Washington Post book critic Ron Charles about her work. Schiff is the author of four poetry collections: "Worth," "Revolver," "A Woman of Property" and "Information Desk: An Epic," which was named a best book of the year by the Washington Post and was an editor's choice at The New York Times. A professor at the University of Chicago, Schiff co-edits...
    • Contributor: Charles, Ron - Schiff, Robyn
    • Date: 2024-04-11
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    'Ghosts' with Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza and Rebecca Wisocky Cast members from CBS's hit comedy "Ghosts" came to the Library for a special episode screening and a panel discussion with series stars Richie Moriarty, Danielle Pinnock, Asher Grodman, Román Zaragoza and Rebecca Wisocky. "Ghosts," currently in its third season, is comedy about a couple who inherited Woodstone Mansion in upstate New York only to find it inhabited by spirits of deceased residents from...
    • Contributor: Encina, Roswell - Wisocky, Rebecca - Grodman, Asher - Moriarty, Richie - Zaragoza, Román - Pinnock, Danielle
    • Date: 2024-04-09
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    Moments of Silence: The Unforgetting of the October 1976 Bangkok Massacre Thongchai Winichakul is a world-famous Asianist whose work has won numerous prestigious awards and been translated into many languages. His writings are found on syllabi at top universities around the world. He actively publishes in both English and Thai, making him one of a very few public Southeast Asianist intellectuals publishing in a Southeast Asian language and English, giving his work a larger impact...
    • Contributor: Winichakul, Thongchai
    • Date: 2024-04-04
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    Journals from Solar Eclipse Expeditions in the 1800s and Early 1900s Two Library specialists -- head of science reference JJ Harbster and historian Joshua Levy -- take a close look at personal journals and letters written by scientists in expedition groups, traveling across the world to view solar eclipses during the mid-1800s and early 1900s.
    • Contributor: Levy, Joshua - Harbster, Jj
    • Date: 2024-04-03
  • Film, Video
    What to Pack for a Solar Eclipse Expedition in the Late 1800s Two Library specialists -- head of science reference JJ Harbster and historian Joshua Levy -- look at a photo album more than a century old, compiled during an expedition to see a solar eclipse in on the coast of Angola in 1889. Looking through the album, the experts talk about what the sailors and scientists packed for the arduous journey to see the eclipse...
    • Contributor: Levy, Joshua - Harbster, Jj
    • Date: 2024-04-03
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    Conversation with Jordi Savall Claudia Morales sits down with Jordi Savall, a world-renowned viol player, conductor, and musical scholar, has devoted his career to reviving and interpreting the vast repertoire of early music. His profound understanding of historical contexts and his virtuosity on the viol make him a luminary in the world of period performance.
    • Contributor: Savall, Jordi
    • Date: 2024-04-02
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    Joel ben Simeon, the Washington Haggadah and the Ambivalent Feminine The Talmud tells us "because of the merit of righteous women, our ancestors were redeemed from Egypt." Thus women are often prominently featured in the illustrations of medieval haddagot -- illuminated texts for the Seder, the home service for Passover. The Library's magnificent Washington Haggadah, written and illuminated in 1478 by the well-known Jewish scribe and artist Joel ben Simeon, is no exception. The...
    • Contributor: Epstein, Marc Michael - Horowitz, Sharon
    • Date: 2024-03-28
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    The Tame and the Wild: People and Animals After 1492 John W. Kluge Center and Jay I. Kislak chair Marcy Norton explores the historical roots of a contemporary paradox: Why do some animals become food and other animals become pets? In her new book "The Tame and the Wild," Norton shows that after 1492, Indigenous and European ways of relating to animals transformed societies on both sides of the Atlantic. In this event, she...
    • Contributor: Norton, Marcy
    • Date: 2024-03-27
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    Conversation with Gershwin Honoree Bernie Taupin In a conversation with Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, 2024 Gershwin Prize honoree and award-winning lyricist Bernie Taupin talked about his life, his career, and his long association with co-honoree Elton John during an evening program in the historic Thomas Jefferson Building.
    • Contributor: Taupin, Bernie - Hayden, Carla D.
    • Date: 2024-03-21
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    First Ladies: Historical Fiction About Pioneering Black Women In honor of Women's History Month, three novelists who have written new historical fiction about pioneering Black women reveal their characters' stories and how they came to write about them. Victoria Christopher Murray's latest novel, "The First Ladies" (written with Marie Benedict), brings to life the extraordinary partnership between first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and civil rights activist Mary McLeod Bethune. Joshunda Sanders' debut novel...
    • Contributor: Murray, Victoria Christopher - Watson, Ruth P. - Valentine, Monica - Sanders, Joshunda
    • Date: 2024-03-14
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    Conversation with Sō Percussion Claudia Morales sits down with members of Sō Percussion: Josh Quillen, Adam Sliwinski, Jason Treuting, and Eric Cha-Beach. They engage in conversation prior to their performance at the Library's Coolidge Auditorium. They discuss their musical journey, their music experience in Africa and the creative process with composers such as Angélica Negrón and Dominic "Shodekeh" Talifero.
    • Contributor: Sliwinski, Adam - Sō Percussion - Cha-Beach, Eric - Treuting, Jason - Quillen, Josh
    • Date: 2024-03-14
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    Were They So Torturous? Reevaluating Modern Surgery's Underdog Story The Swann Fellow Lecture focuses on caricature and cartoon. Zoe Copeman, Ph.D. candidate in art history and archaeology at the University of Maryland, argues the history of surgery often discusses the field's rise from barbaric vocation to distinguished discipline, playing up the "torturous tools" early modern surgeons used to illustrate how far modern surgery has come. Drawing from the Library of Congress's 18th- and...
    • Contributor: Copeman, Zoe
    • Date: 2024-03-12
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    Conversation with American Bar Association President Mary Smith American Bar Association President Mary Smith talks with Law Librarian of Congress Aslihan Bulut in celebration of Law Day 2024.
    • Contributor: Bulut, Aslihan - Smith, Mary
    • Date: 2024-03-11
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    Chelsea Clinton, Rita Williams-Garcia and Meg Medina The library hosted an event with Chelsea Clinton, author of the picture book "She Persisted" and the related "She Persisted" chapter book series, Rita Williams-Garcia, a celebrated author of novels for young adults and middle-grade readers, and Meg Medina, current National Ambassador for Young People's Literature.
    • Contributor: Clinton, Chelsea - Williams-Garcia, Rita - Medina, Meg
    • Date: 2024-03-09
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    Conversation with Jean and Marcus Baylor Claudia Morales sits down with songwriter, producer and vocalist Jean Baylor and percussionist, songwriter, bandleader and producer Marcus Baylor of the seven-time Grammy-nominated and winner of the NAACP Image Award, The Baylor Project. They discuss music, community and the music business prior to their performance at the Library's Coolidge Auditorium.
    • Contributor: Baylor, Jean - Baylor, Marcus
    • Date: 2024-03-08
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    Conversation with Northern Resonance The three members of Northern Resonance speak with Stephen Winick of the American Folklife Center. The trio performs traditional and newly composed roots music on a previously untested combination of instruments: viola d'amore, hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa. Northern Resonance combines Scandinavian music with explosive rhythms and grand chamber-like arrangements, taking folk music in a new direction. The members of Northern Resonance are highly skilled...
    • Contributor: Hans-Ers, Jerker - Northern Resonance - Dillner, Petrus - Hans-Ers, Anna Ekborg
    • Date: 2024-03-07
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    Northern Resonance: Scandinavian Roots Music Northern Resonance is a Scandinavian string trio rooted in traditional folk music. The trio performs traditional and newly composed roots music on a previously untested combination of instruments: viola d'amore, hardanger fiddle and nyckelharpa. Northern Resonance combines Scandinavian music with explosive rhythms and grand chamber-like arrangements, taking folk music in a new direction. The members of Northern Resonance are highly skilled and accomplished musicians...
    • Contributor: Hans-Ers, Jerker - Northern Resonance - Dillner, Petrus - Hans-Ers, Anna Ekborg
    • Date: 2024-03-07
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    Introduction to 'The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith' 2024 Library of Congress jazz scholar Sam Stephenson speaks about his involvement in the study of photographer W. Eugene Smith, which resulted in a book and a film called "The Jazz Loft According to W. Eugene Smith." His talk preceded a screening of the film, which was produced in part by Dan Logan and the Revada Foundation. The Revada Foundation has underwritten most jazz...
    • Contributor: Stephenson, Sam
    • Date: 2024-03-06
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    Conversation with Arturo O'Farrill Arturo O'Farrill, multi-Grammy award winner, pianist, composer, bandleader, and founder and artistic director of the Afro-Latin Jazz Alliance, sits down with Claudia Morales. O'Farrill's mastery of composition and performance has garnered him recognition on the global stage, solidifying his place as a trailblazer in the world of jazz.
    • Contributor: O'Farrill, Arturo
    • Date: 2024-03-01
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    Conversation with Le Consort Members of Le Consort speak with Anne McLean about their program presented at the Library of Congress. Topics include the ensemble's projects and thoughts about the unique program that they offered, in addition to considerations of style, instruments and broadening the Baroque repertoire performed in concert.
    • Contributor: Salzenstein, Hannah - Taylor, Justin - Lodge, Augusta McKay - Le Consort - McLean, Anne - De Bardonnèche, Sophie
    • Date: 2024-02-29
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    Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action Former Kluge Scholar Dana Fisher discussed her new book, "Saving Ourselves: From Climate Shocks to Climate Action." In it, she argues there is a realistic path forward for climate action, but only through mass mobilization that responds to the growing severity and frequency of disastrous events. Fisher was joined by Guardian reporter Dharna Noor to assess the current state of affairs and discuss why...
    • Contributor: Fisher, Dana - Noor, Dharna
    • Date: 2024-02-28
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    Kerri Greenidge on the Grimkes Family Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden talks with historian Kerri Greenidge about her new book, "The Grimkes: The Legacy of Slavery in an American Family." The Grimke sisters -- Sarah and Angelina -- are revered figures in American history, famous for rejecting their privileged lives on a plantation in South Carolina to become firebrand activists in the North. Their antislavery pamphlets, among the most influential...
    • Contributor: Greenidge, Kerri - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2024-02-22
  • Film, Video
    Black Film Archive: Tenderness in Black Film Maya Cade is the creator and curator of Black Film Archive, a living register of Black films from 1915 to 1979, and explored the place of tenderness in American Black film during her two-year residency at the Library. This is the official closing hybrid event of Connecting Communities Digital Initiative's inaugural scholar-in-residence.
    • Contributor: Cade, Maya - Hayden, Carla
    • Date: 2024-02-21