Thursday, May 27, 2010

You may remember that last fall we linked to a legal research article by local law librarian Glenna Herald. She's written another article and, once again, we are proud to feature it here!

Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird turns 50 this year. I think I still have my copy from high school somewhere.

Foucault's Pendulum in the Paris Pantheon, which featured prominently in Umberto Eco's book of the same name, has been irreparably damaged. There are similar pendulums around the world, and all of them are amazing, but nothing quite like the one in the Pantheon. Very sad.

Did you know there's a National Gang Center? Well, there is, and their published history of street gangs makes for fascinating reading. The cartels mentioned in yesterday's post make an appearance here as well.

Would you believe that surveying librarians about their attitudes toward sex would be a fireable offense? It was in 1992! But the survey results are finally out. Keep in mind it was the early '90s, especially when you get to the questions about hottest celebrities. Ha.

Tomorrow: links from others!

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