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~ 2017 ~
"Obama Makes His Mark as First 'Social Media' President" - Associated Press, Jan. 8, 2017
"Why Envy Pittsburgh? An Educated Guess" - by Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 5, 2017
"A Library Plans to Sell a Valuable Century-Old Book Collection" - Rare Book Hub, January 2017
"Does History Predict the Future?" - Rare Book Hub, January 2017
"Rare Book Hub Passes Seven Million Full Text Records" - Rare Book Hub, January 2017
 
~ 2016 ~
"Confessions of a Columnist" - by Ross Douthat, New York Times, Dec. 31, 2016
"It’s nearly 2017! Can we finally retire the current year as an argument for social change?" - Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2016
"Original Portrait of Charles Dickens’ Wife Found Beneath Cover-Up" - Fine Books & Collections, Dec. 27, 2016
"Duchess of Roxburghe Bequeaths ‘Extraordinary’ Book Collection to Wren Library" - Fine Books & Collections, Dec. 22, 2016
"'We Couldn’t Believe Our Eyes’: A Lost World of Shipwrecks Is Found" - New York Times, Nov. 12, 2016
"Disruption Will Rule, and Obama's Legacy Will Wash Away As If Written on Water" - by George Will, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 10, 2016
"News Media Yet Again Misreads America's Complex Pulse" - New York Times, Nov. 9, 2016
"Channeling Ida Tarbell: An Unlikely Muckraker" - by Tom O'Boyle, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 6, 2016
"New Looks at Laurel Hill" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 5, 2016
"New Exhibition at the Morgan Library Explores the World of Martin Luther" - Fine Books & Collections, Sept. 20, 2016
"Jerusalem as a Place of Desire and Death, at the Metropolitan Museum" - New York Times, Sept. 22, 2016
"Scanning Software Deciphers Ancient Biblical Scroll" - Associated Press, Sept. 21, 2016
"Through the Place" - Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation documentary, September 2016
"How a Dutch Businessman Fulfilled His Dream to Open a ‘World-Class’ Museum" - New York Times, Sept. 14, 2016
"Heinz Awards Recognize Inspiring Ideas That Address Global Issues" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 14, 2016
"Landmark Labor Ruling Rooted in Beaver County" - Washington Times, Sept. 10, 2016
"Almost 50 Years Later, Lawsuit Seeks to Fix Blame for Farmington Mine Disaster" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 4, 2016
"Public Permitted to Peruse State Library’s Rare Books" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 4, 2016
"Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past" - New York Times, Sept. 1, 2016
"Ken Lopez Updates His Views on Modern Book Collecting Trends" - Rare Book Hub, September 2016
"Wreck of Sloop Built in Erie Found Deep in Lake Ontario" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 20, 2016
"Why John Oliver Loves Newspapers" - by Kathleen Parker, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 11, 2016
"In Frank Lloyd Wright Country, Architecture and Applie Pie" - New York Times, July 27, 2016
"Huntington Announces Crowdsourcing Project to Transcribe, Decode Civil War Telegrams" - Fine Books & Collections, June 22, 2016
"American Death Rate Increases, Reverses Trend" - Washington Post, June 3, 2016
"Stolen Columbus Letter Found at the Library of Congress Returned" - Rare Book Hub, June 2016
"Archaeologists Closing in on Finding Captain Cook's Ship, the Endeavour" - Rare Book Hub, June 2016
"'Roots' for a New Era" - New York Times - May 22, 2016
"Folk Art Starts Here" - New York Times, May 20, 2016
"Unearthing the Secrets of New York's Mass Graves" - New York Times, May 16, 2016
"One of Florence’s Oldest Families and Its 600-Year Archive" - New York Times, May 11, 2016
"Civil War Museum Transfers Collection to Gettysburg with Constitution Center Exhibit Planned" - Philly.com, May 5, 2016
"A Foundation and a Museum Battle Over Maurice Sendak's Estate" - by Michael Stillman, Fine Books & Collections, May 1, 2016
"Why More Suicides?" - by Ambassador Dan Simpson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 27, 2016
"An Ambitious Renovation of August Wilson’s Boyhood Home Will Be Good for Pittsburgh and the Arts" - by Christopher Rawson, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 24, 2016
"Letter from Albert Gallatin Donated to Friendship Hill Historic Site" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 23, 2016
"Top Court Rejects Challenge to Google Book-Scanning Project" - Reuters, via CNBC.com, April 18, 2016
"Georgetown Confronts a Haunting Sale of Slaves" - New York Times via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 17, 2016
"Amateur Snapshots Provide Window to American Culture" - Fine Books & Collections, April 15, 2016
"Pope Francis Urges Compassion for All in Landmark Statement on Family Values" - The Guardian, April 9, 2016
"Supreme Court Finally Puts an End to Long Running Apple-Amazon Price-Fixing Case" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book HUB, April 2016

"Bob Dylan's Archive to Be Housed in Oklahoma" - Rare Book HUB, April 2016

"Tribes' Win in Fight for La Jolla Bones Clouds Hopes for DNA Studies" - New York Times, Feb. 2, 2016
"The Tiny London Shop Behind Some of the Very Best Libraries" - New York Times Magazine, Feb. 2, 2016
"The Secret World of Membership Libraries" - Quartz, Jan. 29, 2016
"Albert Einstein Letter About God and Physics" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 19, 2016
"25 Stunning Home Libraries That Are a Book Lover's Dream" - Architectural Digest, Jan. 15, 2015
"Opening the New York Public Library's Digital Collections" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 11, 2016

~ 2015 ~

"The Deadliest Day of the Year Is Almost Upon Us" - Washington Post, Dec. 30, 2015
"Germany Braces Ahead of Publication of Hitler Tome" - Associated Press, Dec. 28, 2015
"The Kaufmann Legacy: Four German Immigrants Shaped the Pittsburgh Region" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 13-14, 2015
"Vatican, Orthodox Rabbis Issue Interfaith Statements Affirming Each Other’s Faith" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 11, 2015
"After 74 years, Bones from Pearl Harbor Tomb Ship May Be Identified" - Washington Post, Dec. 6, 2015
"We’ve Had a Massive Decline in Gun Violence in the United States. Here’s Why." - by Max Ehrenfreund, Washington Post, Dec. 3, 2015
"Colombia Finds What May Be World's Largest Sunken Treasure" - Associated Press, Dec. 5, 2015
"San Bernardino Attack Shows Evolution of Terror Threat" - New York Times, Dec. 5, 2015
"End the Gun Epidemic in America" - New York Times, Dec. 4, 2015
"Twenty Years in the Making – Amazon Opens First Bricks & Mortar Bookstore" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, December 2015
"The Inevitable Transition from Paper to Electronic Books May Not Be So Inevitable After All" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, December 2015
"Pittsburgh's Charms Attract Another Young Professional: Christopher Heinz" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 29, 2015
"Addicted to Distraction" - by Tony Schwartz, New York Times, Nov. 29, 2015
"WVU Marshals Effort to Restore Harpers Ferry After Devastating Fire" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 29, 2015
"Agriculture Linked to DNA Changes in Ancient Europe" - New York Times, Nov. 23, 2015
"Attacks in Paris: Full Coverage" - New York Times, Nov. 17, 2015
"British Newspaper Founded in 1665 Set Standards that Remain Important Today" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 16, 2015
"Buried Pittsburgh: A Walking Tour and Artifacts Tell the Tales of Those Who Came Before" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 14, 2017
"Lincoln Manuscript Fetches $2.2 Million at Auction" - Fine Books & Collections, Nov. 5, 2015
"Jackie Kennedy Fashion Archive Goes to Auction" - Fine Books & Collections, Nov. 2, 2015
"Reinventing the Library" - by Alberto Manguel, New York Times, Oct. 23, 2015
"Earliest Known Draft of King James Bible Is Found, Scholar Says" - New York Times, Oct. 14, 2015
"Jim Thorpe's Body to Remain in Town That Bears His Name" - Allentown (PA) Morning Call, Oct. 6, 2015
'"Stop Googling. Let's Talk" - by Sherry Turkle, New York Times, Sept. 27, 2015
"A Storied Life: Hilary Masters and His Books Should be Rediscovered" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 27, 2015
"Whatever Happened to German America?" - by Erik Kirschbaum - New York Times, Sept. 23, 2015
" 'Meet The Patels': One Man's Quest To Find Love, The Old-School Indian Way" - Karen Grigsby Bates, National Public Radio, Sept. 11, 2015
"Collecting Books on a Budget" - by Joel Silver - Fine Books & Collections Magazine, July 2015
"Remains of Early Colonial Jamestown Leaders Are ID'd" - New York Times, July 29, 2015
"A Majority of Americans Have Negative Views on Race Relations, Times/CBS News poll finds" - New York Times, July 23, 2015
"Quran Fragments Found in Britain Are Dated to the Birth of Islam" - New York Times, July 23, 2015
"How Railroads, Highways and Other Man-made Lines Racially Divide America’s Cities" - Washington Post, July 16, 2015
"Who Has the Rights to Your Face?" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 13, 2015
"The Evolution of the Confederate Battle Flag, Its Meaning" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 11, 2015
"Collecting the Culture Wars: LGBT, Pot, Race, and other Hot Button Issues" - Susan Halas, Rare Book Hub, July 2015
"MLK Book Inscribed to Chief Justice Earl Warren at Hake’s July 14-16 Auction" - Fine Books & Collections, June 24, 2015
"Vintage Travel Posters Take Flight: What Was Advertising Is Now Art" - Martha Steger, Fine Books & Collections, June 2015
"In First Batch of Released Cheney Papers, a Peek at a Polarizing Figure" - New York Times, June 19, 2015
"Freedmen’s Bureau Records of 4 million former slaves released today" - Washington Post, June 19, 2015
"Call Goes Out to Mayor Descendants" - Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 18, 2015
"The Written Heritage of Mankind in Peril: Theft, Retrieval, Sale and Restitution
of Rare Books, Maps and Manuscripts
" - British Library, June 2015
"Hilary Masters: Writer, Teacher Called a 'True Man of Letters'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2015
"Magna Carta At 800 Years" - "Of kings and portraits: how artistic liberties ruled the day" - "Magna Carta: the ‘great charter’ that grew in greatness" - "How Magna Carta helped make America" - "Magna Carta: the charter of liberty, powered by ideals" - "Magna Carta receives royal treatment in Runnymede" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 11-16, 2015
"Jazz Legend Garner's Materials Are Being Donated to Pitt Library" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 15, 2015
"Eight Pages of the Gutenberg Bible for Sale" - Fine Books & Collections Magazine, June 10, 2015
"DNA Deciphers Roots of Modern Europeans" - New York Times, June 10, 2015
"Britain Prepares for 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta" - Block News Alliance, June 10, 2015
"Washington Post Editor Ben Bradlee’s Archive Donated to the Harry Ransom Center" - Fine Books & Collections Magazine, June 3, 2015
"A Capital Collection: Albert Small’s Washingtoniana on Exhibit" - Fine Books & Collections Magazine, June 1, 2015
"When Collecting Ends" - Rare Book Monthly, June 2015
"$1.3 Million Book Preservation Lab to be Built at the University of Washington" - Rare Book Monthly, June 2015
"Archivists Giving Priority to Reviving Small-Town Histories" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 24, 2015
"The Long Journey Home" -- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 2015
"Christie's Has Art World's First $1 Billion Week" - New York Times, May 13, 2015
"William Zinsser Believed in Your Story, Too" - by Connie Schultz, Creators.com, May 13, 2015
"University of Pennsylvania Libraries Acquires Rare Book Printed by Benjamin Franklin" - Fine Books & Collections, May 8, 2015
"A.J. Jacobs and the World's Largest Family Reunion" - New York Times, May 8, 2015
"Scholars Discover Lost Twain Writings" - Fine Books & Collections, May 5, 2015
"Recreated Slave Quarter Rises from the Past" - Monticello.org, Feb. 2, 2015
"Archives Detail Pittsburghers Who Sailed on the Lusitania" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, May 6, 2015
"Oldest Complete Copy of Ten Commandments Displayed in Israel" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 6, 2015
"Matthew Weiner, The Art of Screenwriting No. 4" - The Paris Review, May 3, 2015
"Are Independent Book Sellers Replacing Big-Box Retailers?" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 1, 2015
"Duke Acquires Virginia Woolf’s Desk and Significant Collection of Women’s History" - Fine Books & Collections, April 21, 2015
"Charles Dickens Desk Purchased for Public Display" - Fine Books & Collections, April 15, 2015
"Government to Allow Disinterment of USS Oklahoma Unknown Sailors" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 14, 2015
"'Living with Lincoln' Tells the Story of One Family’s Obsession with the 16th President’s Portraits" - Washingtonian, April 13, 2015
"Declining Teens -- the Hidden Story in Aging of America" - Deseret News, April 10, 2015
"The Gatsby Index: Fitzgerald's Failure Is the Book Dealer's Holy Grail" - Lapham's Quarterly, April 9, 2015
"American Pie Manuscript Fetches $1.2 Million" - The Globe and Mail, April 8, 2015
"College Controversy – Library Wants to Sell Some Valuable Rare Books but Should/Can They?" - by Bruce McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, April 1, 2015
"Mad Men's Creator: Don Draper Represents American Society" - The Atlantic, March 19, 2015
"'Pilgrimes' Purchased for $85,000" - Fine Books & Collections, April 1, 2015
"Collecting: A Changing Perspective" - by Bruce McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, April 1, 2015
"What August Wilson Learned, and How" - by Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 24, 2015
"Grove City College to Display 'Gold Mine' of WWII-Era Posters" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 16, 2015
"Pentagon Rethinks Its Definition of 'Sacrifice'" - New York Times, March 15, 2015
"Sunken WWII Japanese Battleship Found" - Associated Press, as published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 5, 2015
"Reassembling William Morris’ Library" - Fine Books & Collections, March 3, 2015
"William Scheide Donates Rare Books to Princeton" - Fine Books & Collections, March 3, 2015
"Rising Longevity and Your Retirement" - Cottrill Arbutina Wealth Management Group, Feb. 26, 2015
"Selling Prints. Printing Money." - New York Times, Feb. 22, 2015
"Pittsburgh Ties to the Oscars Run Deep" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 22, 2015
"An Ode to the Printed Book" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 22, 2015
"Expert to Give Tips on Finding African-American Ancestors" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 13, 2015
"Fallingwater One of 10 Wright Structures Nominated for World Heritage List" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 31, 2015
"In the Lifespan Game, 100 Is the New 80," by Gwynne Dyer - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 25, 2015
"Advocate. Today." - American Library Association News, Jan. 20, 2015
"Documentary Tells How Allegheny Conference Remade Pittsburgh" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 20, 2015

~ 2014 ~

"New York Boasts Irresistible Bookstores" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 14, 2014
"Eight Points on the Meaning of Objects in Special Collections" - by E. Haven Hawley, Chair of Special and Area Studies Collections, Smathers Library, University of Florida
"Last of the Gentlemen Publishers: Biography of Pittsburgh Native James Laughlin Is a Portrait of a Giant in the Publishing Field" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 30, 2014
"A Legacy of Beauty: Bunny Mellon's Collections, Set to Sell At Auction, a Testament to Heiress' Elegance, Eclectic Taste" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Nov. 9, 2014
"Nurturer of Modernism: Academics Look at Pittsburgh's Role in Breaking from Old Molds" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 5, 2014
"Pittsburgh and the Fall of the Berlin Wall," by Allyson Lowe and Paul Overby - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 5, 2014
"Anti-German Sentiment Blocks Austrian Violinist" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 26, 2014
"National Colloquium on Special Collections" - Fine Books & Collections Blog, Sept. 1, 2014
"Library of Congress Acquires American Ballet Theatre Archives" - Fine Books & Collections Blog, Sept. 1, 2014
"Copernicus Book Thought Destroyed in Fire is Found Again" - Fine Books & Collections Blog, Sept. 1, 2014
"When Whites Just Don't Get It: After Ferguson, Race Deserves More Attention, Not Less" - by Nicholas D. Kristof - New York Times, Aug. 30, 2014
"In Darwin Family, Evidence of Inbreeding's Ill Effects" - New York Times, May 9, 2010
"New Study Offers Clues to Swift Arctic Extinction" - New York Times, Aug. 29, 2014
"How Many Total Ancestors Do You Have?" - Daily Kos - Aug. 12, 2014
"Modelling the Recent Common Ancestry of All Living Humans" - Nature, Sept. 30, 2004 - by Douglas L. T. Rohde, Steve Olson and Joseph T. Chang
Who Do You Think You Are? - new season of this genealogy documentary TV series from the Learning Channel - featuring Rachel McAdams, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Cynthia Nixon, Valerie Bertinelli, Kelsey Grammer, Jim Parsons, Trisha Yearwood, Cindy Crawford, Chris O'Connell, Zooey Deschanel, Kelly Clarkson, Chelsea Handler
"New Study Offers Clues to Swift Arctic Extinction" - New York Times, Aug. 29, 2014
"Lessons for Ferguson from Cincinnati's 2001 Riots" - Wall Street Journal, Aug. 23, 2014
"At a Historic Paris Cemetery, Rival Guides Find Stiff Competition" - Wall Street Journal, Aug. 21, 2014
"A Curious Gap in Leadership: Ferguson Protests Expose a Civil Rights Generational Divide" - by Peniel E. Joseph - TheRoot.com, Aug. 18, 2014
"Around St. Louis, a Circle of Rage" - New York Times, Aug. 17, 2014
"The Warren Buffett Formula: How You Can Get Smarter" - The Week, Sept. 6, 2013
"Save the August Wilson Center" - by Grant Oliphant - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 11, 2014
"The World the Great War Swept Away" - by Peggy Noonan - Wall Street Journal, Aug. 9, 2014
"The Brazilian Bus Magnate Who’s Buying Up All the World’s Vinyl Records" - New York Times, Aug. 8, 2014
"Divided Loyalties: How the Outbreak of World War I Affected Pittsburgh's Germans and Their Downtown Church" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 27, 2014
"Militants Blow Up Jonah's Tomb" - The Guardian, July 24, 2014
"A War to End All Innocence" - New York Times, June 22, 2014
"Yahoo Wants You to Linger (on the Ads, Too)" - New York Times, June 22, 2014
"America's Ancestry Craze" - Harper's, June 2014
"Faking Cultural Literacy" - New York Times, May 25, 2014
"The Warhol Turns 20" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11, 2014
"Museum Vows to Return Loot" - Wall Street Journal, May 9, 2014
"Public Library Is Abandoning Disputed Plan for Landmark" - New York Times, May 7, 2014
"British Library Opens State-of-the-Art Newspaper Room" - Fine Books & Collections, May 1, 2014
"Keeping the Internet Free -- for Now" - Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2014
"August Wilson Was a Reader First" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 13, 2014
"The Vatican's Precious Manuscripts Go Online" - Wall Street Journal, April 12, 2014
"A Half Century in Denial" - by George F. Will, March 24, 2014
"Keeping Up with the Pepyses" - Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2014
"In the Margins of Twelve Years a Slave" - Harper's, Feb. 27, 2014
"The World's Largest Photo Service Just Made Its Pictures Free to Use" - TheVerge.com, March 5, 2014 - see also: "...But Watch the Fine Print" - IP Spotlight, March 5, 2014
"The MegaReunion: A Global Family Festival" - AJJacobs.com
"Reliving History -- and Learning from It," Wall Street Journal, Feb. 15, 2014
"Not All Monuments Men Were Men" - New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
"Loot No Longer" - New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
"Are You My Cousin?" - by A.J. Jacobs, New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
"In the Margins of Twelve Years a Slave" - Harper's, Feb. 27, 2014
"The World's Largest Photo Service Just Made Its Pictures Free to Use" - TheVerge.com, March 5, 2014
"The MegaReunion: A Global Family Festival" - AJJacobs.com
"Reliving History -- and Learning from It," by Peggy Noonan, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 15, 2014
"Not All Monuments Men Were Men" - New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
"Loot No Longer" - New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
"Are You My Cousin?" - by A.J. Jacobs, New York Times, Feb. 2, 2014
"N.C. Poet Laureate Sets Up Shop in History Center" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 20, 2014
"Lincoln in a Three-Car Garage" - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 17, 2014
"Family Archives of William Penn for Sale at Bonhams" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 13, 2014

~ 2013 ~

"A Paperless Society? Not So Fast!" by Nicholas Basbanes - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 29, 2013
"Book Theft in Italy, With a Hint of Politics" - New York Times, Dec. 23, 2013
"British Library Releases 1,000,000+ Images into the Public Domain" - Fine Books & Collections, Dec. 19, 2013
"Scarce True First Edition of Jefferson's Notes On Virginia $100K-$150K" - Booktryst - Dec. 4, 2013
"Chronicler of Black History Looks Back -- and Ahead" - Philadelphia Inquirer, Nov. 18, 2013
"The Lost Art of Letter-Writing" - Wall Street Journal, Nov. 16, 2013
"Huntington Library’s Renovated Rare Books Exhibit Space to Reopen November 9" - Fine Books & Collections - Oct. 11, 2013
"George Washington Library Fills 216-Year Void" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 20, 2013
"A Repository and a Retreat" - Wall Street Journal, Oct. 1, 2013
"What Jeff Bezos Will Bring to the Washington Post" - Huffington Post, Aug. 6, 2013
"What Is Your Legacy?" - RedBalloon via LinkedIn, Aug. 6, 2013
"Ransom Center Receives Collection of Fantasy Writer Robert E. Howard" - Fine Books & Collections - Aug. 15, 2013
"History -- Pried Off, Cut Away and Again on View" - Wall Street Journal, July 27, 2013
"Faulkner for Sale" - Wall Street Journal, July 26, 2013
"The Royal Male? It's the Best Bet for Delivery" - Wall Street Journal, July 20, 2013
"Picasso's Determined Granddaughter Catalogs His Sculptures" - Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013
"Catalogue Raisonné: Why It Matters" - Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013
"Jimmy Wales Is Not an Internet Billionnaire - He Just Plays One in Real Life" - New York Times Magazine - June 30, 2013
"The Value of Old Money" - Wall Street Journal, June 10, 2013
"Common Sense Costs $545,000 In 21st C. America" - Booktryst, June 6, 2013
"Book Offers Rare Look Inside Scheide '36's Collection" - Princeton Alumni Weekly, Feb. 11, 2009
"Copyright Law May Be Up for 'Comprehensive Review'" - AE Monthly, June 2013
"Joel Silver Named Director of Lilly Library" - AE Monthly, June 2013
"A Bend in the River" - Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2013
"Cultural Casualties of War" - Wall Street Journal, May 18, 2013
"The Library's Future Is Not an Open Book" - Wall Street Journal, May 14, 2013
"Presidential Libraries: Bricks and Immortality" - Wall Street Journal, April 30, 2013
"Court Says Photo of a Photo Can Become Art" - Wall Street Journal, April 26, 2013
"Years of Magical Thinking Conjured Up Works in This Library" - Wall Street Journal, March 21, 2013
"Copyright Protection That Serves to Destroy" - Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2013
"Got a Question About Cuban Snails? Take a Peek in Mr. Cueto's Hall" and "A Trip to Cuba, from Emilio's Rooms" - Wall Street Journal, March 15, 2013
"A Library with a Pedigree" - Wall Street Journal, Feb. 11, 2013
"Timbuktu Texts Saved from Burning" - Wall Street Journal, Feb. 1, 2013
"Bill Gates: My Plan to Fix the World's Biggest Problems - Measure Them!" - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 26, 2013
"When a Genealogy Hobby Digs Up Unwanted Secrets" - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 16, 2013

~ 2012 ~

"As Trash Goes, Authors' Clutter In the Right Hands Is Very Bankable" - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 3, 2012
"Finding a Few Hundred Cousins" - Wall Street Journal, Dec. 10, 2012
"Undertaking Its Destruction" - Wall Street Journal, Dec. 3, 2012
"Tinker to Evers to Chance ... to Me" - Sports Illustrated, Dec. 3, 2012
"How Jefferson Defined Life, Liberty and Happiness for His Slaves" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 17, 2012
"The First Lady's Family" - New York Times - June 17, 2012 
"Meet Your Cousin, the First Lady: A Family Story, Long Hidden" - New York Times, June 17, 2012
"Shh! Scholars Fighting Over New York Public Library's Expansion" - New York Times - June 10, 2012 
"Sacking a Palace of Culture" - New York Times - April 21, 2012 
"Lions in Winter" - n+1 - May 9, 2012 - parts #1 and #2 
"Doubling Down on DNA" - Wall Street Journal - March 23, 2012
"Who Does Bettis Think He Is?" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - March 9, 2012

"Digging Deeper Into Roots With Spruced-Up Ancestry.com" - Wall Street Journal - Jan. 11, 2012

~ 2011 ~

"American Jewry's Data Problem" - Wall Street Journal - Dec. 2, 2011
"Not Your Grandmother's Genealogy Hobby" - Wall Street Journal - Dec. 2, 2011 
"Climbing on the Family Tree: The Joys of Searching for Your Roots" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Aug. 21, 2011
"Who Do You Think You Are?" produced by Lisa Kudrow and airing on NBC-TV

* Season #3 explores the ancestry of actors/actresses Edie Falco, Helen Hunt, Rashida Jones, Rob Lowe, Martin Sheen, Marisa Tomei, Blair Underwood and Rita Wilson; singer Reba McEntire; retired Pittsburgh Steelers superstar Jerome Bettis; Food Network hostess Paula Deen; and Saturday Night Live comic Jason Sudeikis.

* Season #2 - explored the personal roots of Ashley Judd, Gwyneth Paltrow, Steve Buscemi, Lionel Richie, Kim Cattrall, Rosie O'Donnell, Tim McGraw and Vanessa Williams.

* Season #1 - featured actresses Lisa Kudrow, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brooke Shields and Susan Sarandon; retired NFL superstar Emmitt Smith; actor Matthew Broderick; and filmmaker Spike Lee. 

"Face to Face with Your Past" - Wall Street Journal - May 9, 2011 
"Finding Your Roots" with Henry Louis Gates Jr. - PBS - 10 programs, 60 minutes each - Gates continues his popular series exploring the "basic drive to discover who we are and where we come from..." His guests include wife-and-husband actors Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon who learn they are distantly related; musicians Harry Conic Jr. and Branford Marsalis whose ancestors took different life paths in the South; spiritual leaders Angela Buchdahl, Yasir Qadhi and Rick Warren, whose forbears also pursued religious freedom; and television hostess Barbara Walters and educator Geoffrey Canada. 
"Faces of America" with Henry Louis Gates Jr. - PBS - explores the personal "family histories of renowned Americans -- among them professor and poet Elizabeth Alexander, chef Mario Batali, comedian Stephen Colbert, novelist Louise Erdrich, journalist Malcolm Gladwell, actress Eva Longoria, musician Yo-Yo Ma, director Mike Nichols, Her Majesty Queen Noor, television host/heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz, actress Meryl Streep and figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi."
Appeal to Make Pennsylvania Death Certificates Available Online
"Markets Declare Truce in Copyright Wars" - Wall Street Journal - Nov. 17, 2008

"Westinghouse Clan Gathers Here" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Nov. 10, 2008

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