Where the Wild Things Are author Maurice Sendak, age 83, as profiled for us by Dave Eggers.
We love this arresting, Grimm’s-colorplate of a portrait, don’t you?
Photograph by Annie Leibovitz.
You can say that we are deliberately tackling a tired and well worn format for the sheer challenge of seeing if we can make it interesting and possibly even useful. We are well aware that many of the meals and experiences on No Reservations are, frankly, impossible to duplicate. The upcoming last…
According to data from Nielsen, 40% of mobile users over 18 in the United States now carry a smartphone. Android carries a 40% share of those smartphone owners, follwed by Apple at 28% and RIM falling to 19%. Windows Mobile users still far exceed Windows Phone 7 users at a 7:1 ratio.
Under the fold is perhaps the more interesting bit: Amongst those who plan on getting a smartphone in the future, more intend to purchase Android phones than iPhones.
Since it’s supposed to rain cats and dogs in New York this weekend thanks to Hurricane Irene, we thought we’d use this week’s Caturday to share this image of a man and his cat dealing with bad weather. The caricature was engraved sometime between 1818 and 1830, and is located in our Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs. While this is fun, New Yorkers should take the warnings about this hurricane seriously! Be careful, people! First read this NYPL blog post about hurricane preparedness, then check out some NYPL eBooks from the safety of your home (NYPL is closed today and tomorrow, remember). Then get lost in a book until you turn on the news and hear the storm is over!
Forty years ago, wealthy Americans financed the U.S. government mainly through their tax payments. Today wealthy Americans finance the government mainly by lending it money. While foreigners own most of our national debt, over 40 percent is owned by Americans – mostly the very wealthy.
This week, we’re talking with Jordan from Oh-Death about nostalgic disco tracks, and the importance of researching blogs before sending them music!
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How long have you been blogging, and what made you start?
I’ve been blogging since late…
And Then Kanye West Appeared at the Occupy Wall Street Protest…
Music for your Monday: As LCD Soundsystem heads into retirement — its last show takes place Saturday night at New York’s Madison Square Garden — The Current pays homage to a band that helped define the sound of new music. With artists name-checked directly in “Losing My Edge,” they created a music stream that pays tribute to where LCD Soundsystem came from and where the band was first inspired.
(Edited in response to John’s comments.)
The number we’re looking at is total paid digital subscribers to the NYT — not including print subscribers or people who get their digital subscription for free through some promotion. We’ll look at whatever public statement the NYT makes about that number…