Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone? – The Atlantic

Something is missing in the lives of today’s adolescents: that magical coming-of-age feeling when a whole world opened up.

Source: Where Has Teen Car Culture Gone? – The Atlantic

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Atomic Architecture: The Secret Cities of World War Two – CityLab

The Manhattan Project, the program that developed the first nuclear weapons during World War II, worked out of three purpose-built cities in Tennessee, New Mexico, and Washington state. A new exhibition considers their design and legacy.

Source: Atomic Architecture: The Secret Cities of World War Two – CityLab

National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post

After a deadly strike at a Carnegie steel plant, some working-class communities refused to erect buildings bearing his name. He transformed the country’s cultural landscape anyway.

Source: National Library Week: Andrew Carnegie built 1,700 public libraries. But some towns refused his money. – The Washington Post

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book

In his new book “Space Odyssey” (Simon & Schuster, 2018), author Michael Benson digs deep into the making of the film, profiling the writer Arthur C. Clarke, the director Stanley Kubrick and the nuances of their partnership.

Editor’s Note: Read an excerpt here

Source: ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ Creation and Legacy Probed in 50th-Anniversary Book

Against the Wind – Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band – YouTube

The kids are alright, heading back to school in America, and speaking out, with strong voices.

They are speaking out “Against the Wind,” as we did in the ’60s –protests, sit-ins, love-ins, whatever we could do to create change.

Keep on speaking out, against the wind, because you know the wind will change direction, and you will know you helped it happen…

#DouglasStrong #NeverAgain #SpeakOut #MSDStrong

Posters of the Winter Season | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

The following is a guest post by Jan Grenci, Reference Specialist for Posters, Prints and Photographs Division.

Winter is one of my favorite seasons, what with the snow, and the cookies, and the caroling. There are a number of posters in the collections of the Prints and Photographs Division that illustrate some of the things that make winter the most wonderful time of the year.

Posters of the Winter Season. A blog post at “Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos” on 2017-12-06.

Source: Posters of the Winter Season | Picture This: Library of Congress Prints & Photos

Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On ‘What Unites Us’

Equally optimistic and concerned, the longtime television news anchor — now a Facebook phenomenon — has written a book that doesn’t hide his love of country.

Editor’s Note: I’ve followed Dan on Facebook and Twitter over the past year, and he speaks truly, openly, and in defense of an America and American values I believe are core to our nation’s history, traditions, and democracy. Worth a listen to his views, if you get the chance…

Source: Dan Rather, An Unlikely Essayist, On ‘What Unites Us’