New Los Angeles Library Card Designed by an Artist: Today in Critical Linking

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Los Angeles has unveiled its first library card designed by an artist, which will be available at all 73 branches of the city’s public library.

You know, why not make library cards beautiful?

Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched Wiesel’s long career as one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has died at age 87.

You could make the case that Elie Wiesel became the moral center of the 20th Century. Rest well.

On Thursday, Alice Walker, the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Color Purple, published a poem, “Here It Is” on her website inspired by Jesse Williams’s impassioned Humanitarian Award speech at the 2016 BET Awards.

Fascinating and moving cross-pollination of form and venue.

Tara Clancy's distinctive Queens accent is its own larger-than-life character as she narrates her memoir The Clancys of Queens. Get it or two of 250,000 other audiobooks free when you begin an Audible 30-day trial. audible-two-free-570x70