Happy Birthday, Edward Gorey

Posted on Friday, February 22, 2013 by coffeecritic

Edward Gorey illustration To celebrate the birthday of writer and illustrator Edward Gorey (1925-2000) on February 22, the bookstore at the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco is hosting a special evening of Gorey-themed entertainment. It may be too late to make it to the birthday party, but you can always visit the museum for free with the library's Discover and Go program. Even Google is getting into . . . more »

Never Forget

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

Japanese American National Museum Remembrance Project February 19th is Japanese American Internment Remembrance Day, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066, which authorized the creation of detention facilities and eventually cleared the way for the relocation of Japanese-American citizens to internment camps. To commemorate the anniversary, the geneology site is releasing two if its databases for free to the public: an index of internees' biographical information . . . more »

Countdown to the 2013 Academy Awards: Film Can Make a Difference

Posted on Monday, February 18, 2013 by coffeecritic

The Invisible War According to an article in Moviefone, the five Oscar nominees for Best Documentary Feature this year show that film can make a difference. The Invisible War This film exposes the horrible and widespread problem of rape and sexual assault within the United States Armed Forces. It has already changed policy at the Pentagon. Searching for Sugar Man This film is about the 1970s singer-songwriter Rodriguez, . . . more »

The classical Grammy winners and nominees are here!

Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 by coffeecritic

Metropolitan Opera Ring scene You may not have seen them on the televised Grammy awards, but you can check out the winners and nominated classical albums from the Santa Clara County Library: Der Ring des Nibelungen, winner Best opera recording Lulu, nominated for Best opera recording Harmonielehre, winner Best Orchestral Performance Here is a list of the classical Grammy nominees at the Santa Clara County Library. Top image from . . . more »