When Even the IEA Sounds an Alarm on Climate, the World Must Listen. “It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, oceans, and land,” – The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Burnt parts of Pacific forests are landing on the Atlantic.
Lying about vaccination status. Some people are going to intense lengths to get unauthorized COVID booster shots and When it comes to COVID vaccines, look to the Founders for answers
The Once and Future Coup
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Housing Discrimination and Emergency Medical Services
After The Fall. Ben Rhodes raises a hard question: How did America get from the pinnacle of our Cold War victory to this sorry place?
Persepolis “Banned” in Commack, NY
Nearly 14M Individual Tax Returns Still Need Processing
The lie of “expired” food and the disastrous truth of America’s food waste problem
Re: Simone Biles: Olympians Are People First and Sports Culture’s Toxic Masculinity and ask yourself the questions on this decision tree
Gender inequality in esports
The Cleveland Indians/Guardians a teachable moment?
Are journalism programs properly training students to navigate harassment?
How Rudy Guiliani Went From 9/11’s Hallowed Mayor to 2021’s Haunted Ghoul
Sure, we got a billion bucks lyin’ around someplace (new Buffalo Bills stadium on the public dole?)
The worst money we’ve ever spent
7 Questions About America (from My Danish Husband) I Just Can’t Answer
Explaining the Different Post-Colonial Trajectories of Ireland and Haiti
Childhood of Some (In)Famous Americans
There’s a reason for the “k” in “knife”
The floorplan of 148 Bonnie Meadow Road in New Rochelle, NY — home of Rob and Laura Petrie and their son Ritchie.
Mark Evanier: Flying the 747 (1970)
Dream of the Green Turtle, in mid-1944, arguably the first East Asian superhero
Poetry on Vinyl: An Interview with Jeff Alessandrelli of Fonograf Editions
The Oatmeal: Why it breaks your brain to take a compliment and You should love yourself and Leaving your pets at home
Colour trends of the year
Now I Know: The Village That Went Dark and Was Proud of It and The Staircase With the Traffic Light and Happy Belated Birthday, Australian Horses! and The Hidden Danger in the Walls of Your Old House and Why Congress Gets Free Men’s Magazines and Where’d the R in Mrs. Come From? and The Bugs That Make Danger Glow and There was once a Mickey Mouse gas mask. Here’s why and The Great Cookie– er, Biscuit– er, Cake Debate of 1991
2021 Literary Legends Tickets on sale NOW. The program is on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Pine Hills branch of the APL. Support the Friends and Foundation of the Albany Public Library and join us as we celebrate this year’s honorees, Lydia Davis and Eugene Mirabelli. General tickets
The Friends and Foundation were very sad to learn that former Friends president Paul Hacker passed away in July. This follows the news about David Colchamiro, who passed away in June.
Sharp Little Pencil: Loving You Today
Find My Way – Paul McCartney and Beck
Drive My Car – MonaLisa Twins
Mr. Popeil – “Weird Al” Yankovic. (RIP, Ron Popeil.)
Overture to La Cenerentola by Giachino Rossini
Rough Boy – ZZ Top
Coverville 1366: The Depeche Mode Cover Story III and 1367: Tribute to ZZ Top’s Dusty Hill, and Cover Stories for Tony Bennett and Martha and The Vandellas and 1368: Track by Track Album Cover – Who’s Next
Footsteps in the Snow by Claude Debussy – Des pas sur la neige (Préludes – Book I)
Love and Mercy – Libera
Contrafactum – noun: A composition that makes use of an existing piece of music with different lyrics
Stories Behind 12 of Aretha Franklin’s Greatest Hits
10 Beatles Hits That ‘Rip Off’ Other Songs
Inside the Making of Prince’s Posthumous Album, Welcome 2 America