The worn copy of Soul on Ice, with a detached cover and a hole in the title page, had been due at the Eureka Valley branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Dec. 9, 1970, "If SFPL didn't cap late fees at $10.01, the fine would have been $1,731.70."
The magazine has never done investigative journalism, and it's been a bit overwhelmed by the number of serious, credible incidents it has heard about since senior editor Diep Tran asked for stories. "We opted to share with major news outlets the names of survivors, with their permission; these publications later produced high-profile news reports that resulted in the accused perpetrators leaving or being removed from their positions." But there's a lot more to write about.
"The idea of a public library — where anyone in the community is trusted to borrow books, often for long stretches of time, for free, ad infinitum — is fairly magical. Where else do you get something for nothing? Which is not even to mention the many programs, study space, use of computers, and other perks that most public libraries offer. Basically, what I’m saying is: libraries should be even more popular than they are — but some of them are pretty popular already."
Ramsey shot to viral fame on YouTube, got a deal with MTV, and worked on the "Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore." That's a lot, in a little bit of time. Now she's ready to stop engaging as much online. "The internet contains a cacophony of voices, said Ms. Ramsey, adding: 'If you want to be a creative in any field, at some point you have to stop listening to what everybody else is saying about what you’re doing and just do.'"
The National Gallery announced on Thursday it will not pay a penalty itself for withdrawing the 1929 work The Eiffel Tower from auction, the proceeds of which it had planned to use to buy a Jacques-Louis David painting from a Quebec church. The gallery said an unidentified donor had agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Christie’s auction house to release the work.
“With exposure can come brutality in the form of hate tweets and irate emails. Expect more of them if you stick your neck out. Some of us find this to be a minimal irritant and easily ignored. For others, it could be significant, especially considering the tendency for women and minorities in the public eye to attract Internet trolls.”