The Library of Congress

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Democrats Meet to Organize Military Veterans Caucus

    Republicans and Tea Party types say they respect the men and women of the military. If respect means wrapping yourself in the flag and sending young people off to die, so it is. Back home again, it's another story. Conservatives cracking down on social welfare spending hits veterans especially hard, ... More >>

  • Music

    June 28, 2012
  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    Marco Rubio Dropping His Support of the PROTECT IP Act

    Sen. Marco Rubio‚ÄčThat was quick. Less than an hour ago, Sen. Marco Rubio announced he no longer supports the PROTECT IP Act (PIPA) -- the Senate version of the Stop Online Privacy (SOPA) -- which he was previously a cosponsor of.As we noted this morning, two South Florida congressional representat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Allen West the Subject of a House Resolution Over His Nazi Propaganda Comments

    Rep. Allen West​The Library of Congress will forever hold on to a copy of a House Resolution condemning Rep. Allen West's "repugnant" conduct for comparing Democrats to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.The resolution lived for a total of 26 minutes and 13 seconds yesterday afternoon, before m ... More >>

  • Calendar

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 20, 2009

    Eating Cookies With Congressman Wexler

    On Monday, Democratic Congresspersons Robert Wexler, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, and Ron Klein held a "dessert reception" to welcome folks to the inauguration. They walked from their offices in the Capitol: directly across the lawn to the Library of Congress: where attendees had to wait in line to go ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Reporter Bound for D.C. Seeks Gotcha Questions, Ball Gown, Proper Footwear

    When I was a wee college student at FSU, my best friend and I decided to road-trip to DC for President Clinton's inauguration.  There we were, two unprepared, underdressed 18-year-olds waiting for hours upon hours in the freezing cold for little more than a nanosecond's glance at a speeding lim ... More >>

  • News

    December 25, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 9, 2008

    Q&A With Ogre of Skinny Puppy, Performing with ohGr at Culture Room Friday

    As half of Skinny Puppy, Nivek Ogre (or just Ogre, or Kevin Ogilvie) created, in the Eighties, a much-imitated, arresting blend of industrial and hard rock, belched forth amid bewildering onstage theatrics. A showman from the beginning, Ogre quickly used his theater of the horrifically absurd as a ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 3, 2005
  • Calendar

    October 23, 2003

    It's baaaack

    Friday night's all right for flicks

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Get Shorty

    The lunatic fringe lives, breathes, and flourishes on shortwave radio

  • Culture

    April 3, 2003

    A Grand Guy

    How Steven Soderbergh kept the Terry Southern tale from turning tragic

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Iron Man

    Samuel Beam spikes the pipeline with Iron and Wine

  • Music

    October 25, 2001

    Beating Hart

    With Bembé Orisha, ex-Dead drummer Mickey Hart drums up a digital revolution

  • Culture

    August 23, 2001

    End of the Road

    Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project

  • Culture

    June 8, 2000

    A Puff of Smoke

    Paul Wesolowski knows the secret word: Groucho

  • Calendar

    December 9, 1999

    Lending Street Cred to Blaxploitation

    The Gordon Parks Film Retrospective

  • News

    November 20, 1997

    Travis McGee, Fictional Castaway

    The detective's houseboat was once Fort Lauderdale's best-known literary landmark. That was before Huizenga took over Bahia Mar.