The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen & Attracting Who You Want
Rosalind Wiseman discussed her new e-book written for male teens, "The Guide: Managing Jerks, Recruiting Wingmen and Attracting Who You Want." The event included a conversation with Wiseman, a panel including two of the book's teen editors, a high school assistant principal, and an audience of more than 60 high school students from around the Washington, D.C. area.
Odetta oral history interview
Odetta! an interview for the American Folklife Center, November 3 [sic], 2003 | Legendary Folk Singer Odetta
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Online video interview with folk singer Odetta, conducted by the Director of the American Folklife Center, Peggy Bulger, on November 14, 2003, the day following Odetta's concert at the Library of Congress on the occasion of Odetta receiving the Library of Congress Living Legend award. Odetta talks about her upbringing in Birmingham, Alabama, the influence of the church there, her move to Los Angeles, ...
Odetta - Bulger, Peggy A. - American Folklife Center
Folklore's Champion: Ben Botkin
Among Benjamin Botkin's accomplishments, the gathering of slave narratives has received the greatest amount of attention, though not always with his name attached. As folklore editor of the Federal Writers Project, and later head of the Archive of Folk Culture at the Library of Congress, Botkin guided the fieldworkers who collected the narratives, amassed and edited the raw materials, and produced 17 bound volumes ...
Abrahams, Roger - Abrahams, Roger D. - American Folklife Center - Archive of Folk Culture (Library of Congress)
Mercy Watson 10th Anniversary: 2015 National Book Festival
At the 2015 Library of Congress National Book Festival in Washington, D.C., author Kate DiCamillo hosted a 30-minute Q&A featuring the award-winning Mercy Watson series for early readers and the new spinoff books featuring more stories from Mercy’s world. The presentation included a improvised musical and comedy program by Story Pirates, inspired by the series and based on ideas from audience, exploring themes of unconventional ...
The Kislak Pirates Symposium: Panel I, part 2
Within some 50 years of its discovery, the Americas became a great and growing source of wealth for the Spanish crown. Silks, spices, precious metals and gems flowed across the Pacific to Mexico and Panama as silver and gold were transported across the Gulf of Mexico from Cuba to Spain. Pirates and privateers preyed on these vessels, often as commissioned agents sent out against ...
A Hole in Texas
Herman Wouk, one of America's best-known and most popular novelists, discussed his writing career and his new novel, with journalist William Safire.
El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna
El Maratón De Poesia Del Teatro de La Luna is the only Spanish-language poetry marathon in the country gathering poets together from Latin America. This event is hosted on a yearly basis by the Teatro de la Luna in Arlington, Va., and at the Library of Congress. The poets featured in the 21st marathon included Jorge Miguel Cocom Pech (Mexico), José Eduardo Degrazia (Brazil), ...
Celebrating "One Life: Dolores Huerta"
To celebrate the landmark exhibition "One Life: Dolores Huerta," Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera and poets Arlene Biala and Diana García will read work in response to the exhibition.
Preserving Creative America: Collecting Metadata for Recorded Sound
As part of the NDIIPP Briefing series, the Library of Congress hosted a presentation by John Spencer, president of BMS/Chace. Spencer leads a partnership with NDIIPP exploring the structured collection of audio multitrack metadata, working to create a shareable application that facilitates the gathering of technical and descriptive metadata across multiple roles in the recording process. This presentation highlights the technical and political background ...
Concerts from the Library of Congress presents Justice composed by Roger Reynolds
Videorecording. Filmed Operas.. electronic | composed by Roger Reynolds. (Statement Of Responsibility). Title from screen (viewed on March 20, 2009). Commissioned by the Julian E. Berla and Freda Hauptman Berla Fund in the Library of Congress for the celebration of the Library's Bicentennial. Carmen Pelton, soprano; Steven Schick, percussion; Donnah Welby, actress. (Performers). Recorded at the Thomas Jefferson Building's Great Hall on November 30, ...
Library of Congress - Pelton, Carmen - Schick, Steven - Welby, Donnah - Fonte, Henry
North Korea Uncovered: The Crowd-Sourced Mapping of the World's Most Secret State
Curtis Melvin has sought to cast light on the mysterious state of North Korea. From 2006 to 2009, he employed Google Earth to create "North Korea Uncovered," one of the most detailed maps of North Korea that has ever been available to the public. Melvin has gone on to help develop "38 North: DPRK Digital Atlas," which depicts thousands of buildings, monuments, missile-storage facilities, ...
Early Cartography of Panama & Darien
Due to its role as a world's crossroads, the Isthmus of Panama has been one of the most mapped regions in the Americas. Hernan Arauz examines some of Panama's most significant maps and their interpretation and how the feats of the early conquistadors, buccaneers, surveyors and explorers influenced the development of cartography there.