9 June 2010

Radio drama

Before the TV mini-series, there was the radio play. Happily, despite the advent of flat-screens, DVDs, DVRs and other innovations we don’t really understand, this form […]
7 June 2010

Stella!

You may not think you would like to hear the following paragraph spoken aloud 1,300 times, or even once, but read on to change your mind: […]
6 June 2010

The lost art of concentration

The time we spend on the internet is diminishing our power to concentrate, to pay attention. Nicholas Carr believes our contemporary on-line life threatens “a form […]
24 May 2010

New books on our shelves

A few new titles, as selected by Collections Librarian, Simon Gallo. The Invention of Paris: A History in Footsteps by Eric Hazan — A historically rich tour […]