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Archive of Minerd.com's Recommended News Stories and Blog Posts - Since 2011

Americana, Culture, Art, Journalism, Science/Technology,
Faith, History/Genealogy, German-ness
... and Pittsburgh


~ 2022 ~
"David McCullough, Best-Selling Explorer of America’s Past, Dies at 89" - by Daniel Lewis, New York Times, Aug. 8, 2022 
"Who Gets John Adams' Library – the City of Quincy (Massachusetts) or the Boston Public Library?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, August 2022
"The Role of Art in a Time of War" - by Jason Farago, New York Times, July 28, 2022
"Rare Book School Announces Rendell Endowed Lecture" - Fine Books & Collections, June 10, 2022
"The Women Behind James Joyce" - by Clare Hutton, Fine Books & Collections, June 2, 2022  
"A Bill Has Been Filed to Greatly Reduce the Length of Copyrights. Why Now?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, June 2022
"An Irish National Treasure Gets Set for a Long-Needed Restoration" - by Ed O’Loughlin, New York Times, May 28, 2022
"Warhol Museum Reimagines the Factory in a New ‘Pop District’ " - by Colin Moynihan, New York Times, May 20, 2022
"The Morgan Library Celebrates the Building of a Book-Lover’s Paradise" - Fine Books & Collections, May 19, 2022
"Meet the New Old Book Collectors" - by Kate Dwyer, New York Times, May 7, 2022
"Fifty Years a Bookseller: or, The Wolf at Your Door" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, May 2022
"Harvard Creates Fund to Redress Its Ties to Slavery" - by Anemona Hartocollis, New York Times, April 26, 2022
"Buying Twitter, Elon Musk Will Face Reality of His Free-Speech Talk" - by Shira Ovide, New York Times, April 26, 2022
"Inside the Implosion of CNN+" - by John Koblin, Michael M. Grynbaum and Benjamin Mullin, New York Times, April 24, 2022
"The Getty Acquires Collection of African American Books & Ephemera" - Fine Books & Collections, March 30, 2022
"Thomas F. Staley, Dogged Pursuer of Literary Archives, Dies at 86" - by Richard Sandomir, New York Times, April 3, 2022
"The Archaeology of Death at a Southern Black Cemetery" - by Danielle Vander Horst, Art & Object, March 7, 2022
"Remembering Albert Tannler, PHLF’s Longtime Archivist and Architectural Historian" - Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation, March 1, 2022
"How a National Movement Toppled Hundreds of Confederate Symbols" - by Audra D.S. Burch, New York Times, Feb. 28, 2022

"How Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Helped Remake the Literary Canon" - by David Remnick, The New Yorker, Feb. 19, 2022

"Sting Sells His Songwriting Catalog for an Estimated $300 Million" - by Ben Sisario, New York Times, Feb. 10, 2022  

"A Search Begins for the Wreck Behind an Epic Tale of Survival" - by Henry Fountain, New York Times,  Feb. 4, 2022

"Black history has defined American culture" - by Jeffery Gerritt, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 3, 2022

"Melinda French Gates No Longer Pledges Bulk of Her Wealth to Gates Foundation" - by Emily Glazer, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 3, 2022

"What We Can Learn From How the 1918 Pandemic Ended" - by John M. Barry, New York Times, Jan. 31, 2022

"How Facebook Is Morphing Into Meta" -   by Sheera Frenkel, Mike Isaac and Ryan Mac, New York Times, Jan. 31, 2022

"80 Years Ago the Nazis Planned the ‘Final Solution.’ It Took 90 Minutes." - by Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, Jan. 20, 2022  

"Obituary: James Mellon Walton | Executive who shaped Carnegie museums, Carnegie Library and Heinz Endowments" - by Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 7, 2022

~ 2021 ~
 "A Cabinet of Wonders Opens Wide at the New York Public Library" - by Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, Dec. 28, 2021
 "Racial reckoning turns focus to roadside historical markers" - by Mark Scolforo, Associated Press, Dec. 28, 2021
"How to Use Land Records for Genealogy Research" - by Diana Crisman Smith, FamilyTree.com, Dec. 18, 2021
"Alex Haley Taught America About Race - and a Young Man How to Write" - by Michael P. Hearn, New York Times, Dec. 17, 2021
"The Open Access Books Collection: Expanding Access and Building Connections" - by Carlyn Osborn, Library of Congress, Dec. 16, 2021
"Military Ends Pearl Harbor Project to Identify the Dead" - by Neil Vigdor, New York Times, Dec. 7, 2021
"What Happened to Amazon’s Bookstore?" - by David Streitfeld, New York Times, Dec. 3, 2021
"A World Record Price Set for an Item in the Books, Manuscripts, Maps and Ephemera Category" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, December 2021
"What are the Best Cities for Book Lovers?" - by Rebecca Rego Barry, Fine Books & Collections, November 2021
"Virginia moms and dads say Youngkin victory a win for parental rights" - by Tyler O'Neil, Fox News, Nov. 3, 2021
"Youngkin’s Victory in Virginia Is a Warning. It’s Also a Roadmap." - by Tom Perriello, New York Times, Nov. 3, 2021
"Republican Youngkin wins Virginia governor's race, CNN projects" - by Maeve Reston, CNN.com, Nov. 3, 2021
"Library of Congress Acquires Rare Book Collection from American Foundation for the Blind" - Fine Books & Collections, Nov. 1, 2021
"How Memphis Created the Nation’s Most Innovative Public Library" - by Richard Grant, Smithsonian, Nov. 2021
"How to Create A Beautiful Family History Website" - by David A. Fryxell, Family Tree Magazine, Oct. 8, 2021
"Rail & Road: How Rand McNally Became America's Premier Commercial Mapmaker" - by Jeffrey S. Murray, Fine Books & Collections, Oct. 7, 2021
"Portrait of a Bibliophile XIV: Marx and Engels" - read by James Fleming, The Book Collector Podcast, Sept. 8, 2021
"What Is Pedigree Collapse?" - by Diane Haddad, Family Tree Magazine, Sept. 2021
"Player, broadcaster Tunch Ilkin, 63" - by Bob Labriola, Steelers.com, Sept. 5, 2021
"Is This the Long-Distant Future of Collecting?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, Sept. 2021
"Yet Another Record Price for a Baseball Card - $6.6 Million" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, Sept. 2021
"The Silent Partner Cleaning Up Facebook for $500 Million a Year" - by Adam Satariano and Mike Isaac, New York Times, Aug. 31, 2021
"Stephen B. Oates, Civil War Historian, Dies at 85" - by Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times, Aug. 29, 2021
"‘Relentless champion of workers’: Richard Trumka, AFL-CIO chief and Pittsburgh-area native, dies" - by Daniel Moore, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Aug. 5, 2021
"Arthur Ziegler: The Power of Community" - by Jeff Sewald, Pittsbugh Quarterly - Aug. 3, 2021
"The NFT Art Market Explained & How to Participate Safely" - by Barbara Basbanes Richter, Art & Object - July 28, 2021
"Dr. Seuss Is Coming to Blockchain" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, July 2021
"Shifting Gears" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, July 2021
"A Nation: A City, & Its First Library: the St. Louis Mercantile Library" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, July 2021
"The Lost Graves of Louisiana's Enslaved People" - by Alexandra Eaton, Christoph Koettl, Quincy G. Ledbetter, Victoria Simpson and Aaron Byrd - New York Times, June 27, 2021
"August Wilson House announces first visiting playwright fellow" - by Tyler Dague, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 8, 2021
"Look Inside Philip Roth’s Personal Library" - by Elizabeth A. Harris, New York Times, June 7, 2021
"Peeking into the World of Rare Books" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, June 2021

"A Mission for Father Stewart" - by Joshua Hammer, Smithsonian Magazine, June 2021

"Carnegie Mellon born, the musical 'Godspell' celebrates 50th anniversary" - AP/Greensburg Tribune-Review, May 10, 2021
"Build America’s Libraries Act" - by Hon. Frank J. Lucchino, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 8, 2021
"His Ship Vanished in the Arctic 176 Years Ago. DNA Has Offered a Clue." - by Bryan Pietsch, New York Times, May 5, 2021
"Tree of Life moves toward a fresh start, taps world-renowned architect to oversee synagogue redesign" and "Tree of Life, Holocaust Center officials look forward to working with architect" - by Peter Smith, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 4, 2021
"Coming Soon - Digital Collectible Books?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, May 2021
"Archaeologists Solve a Decades-Old Harriet Tubman Mystery" - New York Times, April 20, 2021
"Vartan Gregorian, Savior of the New York Public Library, Dies at 87" - by Robert D. McFadden, New York Times, April 16, 2021
"The Real Meaning of Pennsylvania Dutch" - by James M. Beidler, FamilyTree.com, April 16, 2021
"‘Magazines and the American Experience’ Review: The Imprint of History" - by Edward Rothstein, Wall Street Journal, March 17, 2021
"Still green and mean, Mr. Yuk turns 50" - by Joanne Klimovich Harrop, Greensburg Tribune-Review, March 15, 2021
"March 18, 1889: The First Carnegie Library Opens in America" - by Jenny Ashcraft, Fishwrap, March 5, 2021
"Rare 'locked' letter sealed 300 years ago is finally opened virtually" - CNN.com, March 2, 2021
"Census of First Edition of Newton's Principia Yields More Copies than Anyone Knew Existed" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, March 2021
"The Pittsburgh Courier wrote the history of Black Americans from its hometown" - by Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 28, 2021
"eDelivery is the newspaper’s future" - by Allan Block, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 28, 2021
"NYC’s Robber Baron Library Has a Flair for the Dramatic" - by Keith Taillon, TheDailyBeast.com, Feb. 27, 2021
"The Mystery of the Melungeons" - by Jennifer Churchill, Family Tree Magazine, Feb. 24, 2021
"Almost everyone loses as newspapers collapse — almost everyone" - by Gene Collier, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 24, 2021
"25 books for creating the ultimate Pittsburgh bookshelf" - NEXTpittsburgh.com, Feb. 23, 2021
"Before making it big, Rush Limbaugh got his start in Pittsburgh as ‘Jeff Christie’" - by Paul Guggenheimer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Feb. 17, 2021
"What I did for the love of books and Benno" - by Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 14, 2021
"Frick Collection Announces Temporary Relocation to Frick Madison" - ArtAndObject.com, Feb. 10, 2021
"Rare Books often have complicated lives" - by Clarence Wolf, Rare Book Monthly, Feb. 2021
"The Huntington Acquires Telegraph History Archive" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 27, 2021
"On the day democracy wept" - by David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 10, 2021
"The last massive vaccine rollout -- for polio -- started in Pittsburgh" - by Laura Malt Schneiderman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 10, 2021
"Major Changes to Trademark and Copyright Law Included in Massive Stimulus Package" - by Patricia M. Flanagan and Alex L. Braunstein, Fox Rothschild LLP, Jan. 4, 2021
"100 years ago, KDKA gave birth to religious radio broadcasts at Calvary Episcopal in Pittsburgh" - by Paul Guggenheimer, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Jan. 2, 2021
~ 2020 ~
"Beethoven’s birthday" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 16, 2020
"Historians will long debate legacy of transformative Trump" - by David M. Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec, 13, 2020
"A Reporter Got Away With Sexual Misconduct for Years. His Paper and Union Looked the Other Way" - by Ben Smith, New York Times, Dec. 7, 2020
"Bob Dylan Sells His Songwriting Catalog in Blockbuster Deal" - by Ben Sisario, New York Times, Dec. 7, 2020
"August Wilson, American Bard" - by Maya Phillips, New York Times, Dec. 3, 2020
"Collecting & Repatriation" - by Rebecca Rego Barry, Fine Books & Collections, Nov. 25, 2020
"Pittsburgh Home to Many Aviation ‘Firsts’" - by Natalie Fiorilli, Blue Sky, Nov. 24, 2020
"We're Worn Out" - by David M. Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 15, 2020
"RFPing Pittsburgh to the World" - by Donald Bonk, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Nov. 12, 2020
"How Pitt’s library acquired the August Wilson Archive and what it means for Pittsburgh" - by Michael Machosky, NEXTPittsburgh, Nov. 10, 2020
"In the Age of Ephemera" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, Nov. 2020
"August Wilson’s literary archive is coming home" - by Marylynne Pitz, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 29, 2020
"New York Public Library Acquires Arthur Miller’s Personal Study Library" - Fine Books & Collections, Oct. 28, 2020

"Valuing a Presidential Library" - by John Payne, The Book Collector, Oct. 21, 2020

"22 Online Historical Photo Databases" - Family Tree Magazine, Oct. 21, 2020
"23 Unexpected Websites You Can Use for Genealogy Research" - Family Tree Magazine, Oct. 13, 2020
"Library of Congress and National Park Service Receive Historic Collection on Women's Rights" - Fine Books & Collections - Oct. 9, 2020
"Understanding German Language and Surnames" - by James M. Beidler, Family Tree Magazine, Oct. 2020
"The Next Page: Remembering August Wilson" - by Timothy Lydon, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 4, 2020
"16 Things to Write Down About Yourself for Posterity" - by Allison Dolan, Family Tree Magazine, Oct. 2020
"Clarence Wolf: a personal history and perspective" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Hub, Oct. 1, 2020
"What we saw" - by the Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct, 1, 2020
"Philadelphia's Renaissance Manuscripts" - Fine Books & Collections - Sept. 24, 2020
"The Life and Horticultural Art of Rachel 'Bunny' Mellon" - Art & Object - Sept. 7, 2020
"Frederick Douglass, Seen Up Close" - by Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times, July 3, 2020
"Contemporary Collectors: Josiah Kirby Lilly, Part 1" - and Part 2 - by David Randall, The Book Collector Podcast, June 24, 2020
"The Internet Archive’s noble mission" - by the Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 24, 2020
"DNA of ‘Irish Pharaoh’ Sheds Light on Ancient Tomb Builders" - by James Gorman, New York Times, June 17, 2020
"The Florence Flood of 4th November 1966" - by Mario Witt, The Book Collector Podcast, June 3, 2020
"Books: Maybe We Aren't Reading Them, But They Still Make Great Props" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, June 2020
"Another Valuable Ancient Document Obtained Under Shady Circumstances Likely Heading from the U. S. Back to Iraq" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, June 2020

"This Is How Deeply the Coronavirus Changed Our Behavior" - by Zoe Schneeweiss, Dan Murtaugh, and Bloomberg Economics, Bloomberg Markets, May 28, 2020

"Deepfakes Are Going To Wreak Havoc On Society. We Are Not Prepared." - by Rob Toews, Forbes, May 25, 2020
"Inside the NSA’s Secret Tool for Mapping Your Social Network" - by Barton Gellman, Wired, May 24, 2020
"Reminiscences of a California Collector: Mrs. Edward Doheny" - The Book Collector Podcast, May 20, 2020
"Wecht: Nation's ideological split 'very disturbing' ," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 2020
"Writing about the dead during a pandemic: 'They are not a statistic or data point' " - by Katie Pellico and Brian Stelter, CNN Business, April 25, 2020
"Archaeology Is Revealing New Clues About Shakespeare’s Life (And Death)" - The Conversation, April 22, 2020
"Beyond Silent Spring" - by Matthew Wills, Fine Books & Collections, Spring 2020
"The Social-Distancing Culture War Has Begun" - by McKay Coppins, The Atlantic, March 30, 2020
"City of Antwerp and Google Put 100,000+ Books Online" - Fine Books & Collections, March 25, 2020
"Printing and the Mind of Man: The Inside Story" by Percy H. Muir, The Book Collector Podcast, March 18, 2020
"We’re Not Going Back to Normal" - by Gideon Lichfield, MIT Technology Review, March 17, 2020
"A Billion-Dollar Scandal Turns the ‘King of Manuscripts’ Into the ‘Madoff of France' " - by David Segal, New York Times, Feb. 21, 2020
"The ‘Internet of Things’ Is Sending Us Back to the Middle Ages" - by Joshua A.T. Fairfield, The Conversation, Feb. 19, 2020
"Texas A&M University Libraries to Celebrate Nicholas A. Basbanes Collection" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 18, 2020
"David Rubenstein Gives $10 Million to Support New Visitor Experience at Library of Congress" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 18, 2020
"Maine Library Turns Down Offer for 5,000+ Sailing Books and Space to House Them" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, Feb. 2020
"You’re never going to have a legacy, so give up trying" - By Olivia Goldhill, Quartz at Work, Jan. 22, 2020
"Robert Caro’s Papers Headed to New-York Historical Society" - New York Times, Jan. 8, 2020
"May T.S. Eliot letters send an overdue #MeToo message" - by Rafia Zakaria, CNN.com, Jan. 8, 2020
"Volcanic Rock Discovery Calls Theories About Life’s Origins Into Question" - Inverse, Jan. 4, 2018 - Pocket, April 2020
"On Media: 2019 marks the end of metro daily newspapers" - by Andrew Conte, NEXT Pittsburgh, Jan. 1, 2020
"The Smithsonian Explores Collectors’ Magnificent Obsessions" - by Jennifer Howard, Fine Books & Collections, Winter 2020
"Playwright Arthur Miller’s Archive Opens to Researchers" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 2020
"Financially Squeezed College Is Selling Its Shakespeare First Folio" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, Jan. 2020
~ 2019 ~
"11 book trends that changed the way we read this decade" - by Ron Charles, Washington Post, Dec. 31, 2019

"Officials: Burial ground has many more remains than thought" - Beaver County (PA) Times, Dec. 29, 2019

"Pittsburgh’s storied newspaper has become a chaotic circus — or worse" - Washington Post, Dec. 19, 2019
"Inbreeding may have helped cause Neanderthals to go extinct, study says" - by Ashley Strickland, CNN.com, Nov. 27, 2019
"CEOs of new Gannett: 'Pivot' needed for digital transformation as merger is completed" - USA Today, Nov. 19, 2019
"What happens when historic books find a home? The Carmelite Priory in Mdina preserves books dating back to the 1400s" - The Times of Malta, Nov. 13, 2019
"A new top emerging travel destination? The Laurel Highlands" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 10, 2019
"Germany’s Far-Right Party Radicalizes" - New York Times, Oct. 27, 2019
"Displaying, not Hiding, the Reality of Slave Labor in Art" - New York Times, Oct. 27, 2019
"The Untold Story of the Secret Mission to Seize Nazi Map Data" - Smithsonian Magazine, November 2019
"'We are still here': Jewish community, city come together to remember and repair one year after attack" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 27, 2019
"Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook Can Help the News Business" - New York Times, Oct. 25, 2019
"Deborah Marrow, a Getty Leader With Global Reach, Dies at 70" - New York Times, Oct. 9, 2019
"Herculaneum scroll: Shining a light on 2,000-year-old secrets" - BBC News, Oct. 4, 2019
"The Colored Settlements in Washington County" - Historical Marietta, Ohio
"Collections Moving On, But Whereto?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, Oct. 2019
"The Lost Pulitzer: Why the Post-​Gazette didn’t run the greatest sports photo ever taken" - by Marino Parascenzo, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Fall 2019
"When Young George Washington Started a War" - by David Preston, Smithsonian Magazine, October 2019
"Monument disputes: Answering bad history with better history" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 22, 2019
"From prisoner to poet to Pulitzer: Exploring Carl Sandburg’s relationship with Pittsburgh" - by Christopher D. George, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 22, 2019
"Extensive Underground Railroad Record Debuts at Swann’s Americana Sale" - Fine Books & Collections, Sept. 17, 2019
"John Steinbeck’s Epic Ocean Voyage Rewrote the Rules of Ecology" - by Richard Grant, Smithsonian Magazine, September 2019
"A 42,000-Year-Old Man Finally Goes Home" - by Tony Perrottet, Smithsonian Magazine, Aug. 22, 2019
"The National Gallery of Art Presents the First 50 Years of Photography" - Fine Books & Collections, Aug. 15, 2019
"America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One" - New York Times, Aug. 14, 2019
"A Giant Factory Rises to Make a Product Filling Up the World: Plastic" - New York Times, Aug. 12, 2019
"To Accept a Gift of Books or Not. A Dilemma for Libraries" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, Aug. 2019
"Why Walking on the Moon Meant So Much" - by David Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 21, 2019
"Yankee Publishing Acquires Family Tree Magazine" - Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, July 19, 2019
"Barnes & Noble Purchased by a Hedge Fund. Times Have Changed" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, July 2019
"FOIA Is a Joke" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 1, 2019
"Appalachian writers revisit J.D. Vance's seminal work 'Hillbilly Elegy' " - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 28, 2019
"Catholic Community Focuses on Compassion Rather Than Condemnation of Suicide" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2019
"Google Made $4. Billion From the News Industry in 2018, Study Says" - New York Times, June 9, 2019
"A Grave Burden" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 9, 2019
"Physicists Debate Hawking’s Idea That the Universe Had No Beginning" - Quanta Magazine, June 6, 2019
"The Price of Imperfection is Going Up" - by Bruce E. McKinney, Rare Book Hub, June 2019
"Alexander Hamilton Letter, Stolen 80 Years Ago, Finally Located" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, June 2019
"The Amazing Discovery of the Bibliography of Christopher Columbus' Son" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Hub, June 2019
"I.M. Pei, Master Architect Whose Buildings Dazzled the World, Dies at 102" - New York Times, May 17, 2019
"The Folger's Future" - Fine Books & Collections, May 15, 2019
"Deepfakes Are Coming. We're Not Ready" - by Brian Klaas, Washington Post, May 14, 2019
"George Romero's Archives Acquired by University of Pittsburgh" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 16, 2019
"After the World Looks Away" - by Keith C. Burris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2019
"Facebook co-founder: It's 'time to break up' the social network" - Washington Post, May 9, 2019
"What Is the Met Gala, and Who Gets to Go?" - New York Times, May 4, 2019
"She was the 'queen of the mommy bloggers.' Then her life fell apart." - Vox, May 2, 2019
"Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library to be Established in North Dakota" - Fine Books & Collections, May 1, 2019
"Julian Assange is a journalist: Targeting the WikiLeaks founder sets a dangerous precedent" - by the Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 16, 2019
"Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris Catches Fire" - New York Times, April 15, 2019
"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette wins Pulitzer Prize for Tree of Life coverage" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 15, 2019
"Return of Over 600 Volumes Missing Since World War II" - by Lukas Baumann, Sotheby's, April 12, 2019
"How to make sense of the black hole image, according to 2 astrophysicists" - Vox, April 12, 2019
"Why hasn’t evolution dealt with the inefficiency of ageing?" - by Jordan Pennells, Aeon, April 10, 2019
"An Ancient Human Species Is Discovered in a Philippine Cave" - New York Times, April 10, 2019
"Christine Davis digs into Pittsburgh's underground" - Pittsburgh Business Times, April 5, 2019
"How 'Good Design' Failed Us" - Nikil Saval, The New Yorker, April 3, 2019
"A Search Underway for Thousands of Books Looted Almost Four Centuries Ago" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, April 2019
"How the Most Precise Bombing Run of WWII Saved Florence's Masterpieces" - by Ian M. Shank, Art & Object, March 11, 2019
"Pittsburgh recognized as starting point for Lewis and Clark expedition" - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, March 10, 2019
"Met Relinquishes Looted Coffin to Authorities" - Art & Object, Feb. 21, 2019
"The Collector Who Got Away: Karl Lagerfeld" - by Rebecca Rego Barry, Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 19, 2019
"The Lab Discovering DNA in Old Books" - by Suarah Zhang, The Atlantic, Feb. 19, 2019
"The Huntington Acquires Papers of F. Marion Crawford, Popular 19th-Century American Novelist" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 8, 2019
"Library of Congress Receives Major Grant to Support National Book Preservation Plan" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 7, 2019
"First Amendment Protects Negative Comments on Government Official’s Facebook Page" - by Michele J. Mintz, Fox Rothschild LLP, Feb. 7, 2019
"Welcome to the age of ‘surveillance capitalism’" - by Thomas L. Friedman, New York Times, Feb. 6, 2019
"Man vs. machine: Super Bowl ads show a growing anxiety" - by the Editorial Board, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 6, 2019
"A DNA test would explain my lost African ancestry. Or so I thought." - by Sandy Banks, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 3, 2019
"Defense lawyers in Carnegie Library rare book theft case seek specifics from DA" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 1, 2019
"2018 - It Was a Very Good Year (for Books and Paper at Auction)" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, February 2019
"After a 20 Year Wait, Books Are Again Entering the Public Domain" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, February 2019
"Newseum Soon to be in the Past Tense" - By Bruce McKinney, Rare Book Monthly, February 2019
"Ten trends shaping the Internet of Things business landscape" - by Eric Lamarre and Brett May, McKinsey & Co., January 2019
"The Baumans, Sellers of Really, Really Rare Books" - New York Times, Jan. 30, 2019
"Stone Facsimile of the Declaration of Independence Sold for $975,000 at Sotheby's" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 28, 2019
"Library and Archives Canada Acquires Rare Book Once Belonging to Adolf Hitler" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 25, 2019
"Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. Here's why it's making some scholars uneasy." - New York Times, Jan. 21, 2019
"A Book Lover’s Haven Turns 100" - New York Times, Jan. 17, 2019
"Hamilton's Trip to Pittsburgh" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 13, 2019
"Medieval woman’s hidden art career revealed by blue teeth" - Associated Press News, Jan. 9, 2019
~ 2018 ~
"Audrey Geisel, Dr. Seuss' Widow and Keeper, Dies at 97" - New York Times, Dec. 24, 2018
"Bottleneck at Printers Has Derailed Some Holiday Book Sales" - New York Times, Dec. 24, 2018
"The 18 Media Grinches of 2018" - by Jim Rutenberg, New York Times, Dec. 24, 2018
"The Family History DNA Can’t Reveal" - by Kaitlyn Greenidge, New York Times, Dec. 20, 2018
"About the Jewish mourners' prayer on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette front page" - by David M. Shribman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 2, 2018
"Where Is the New Book Collector? How About on the New Social Media" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, Nov. 2018
"Remembering the Victims: A Look At the 11 Lives Taken During Saturday's Massacre" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 29, 2018
"A Massacre in the Heart of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood" - by Bari Weiss, New York Times, Oct. 28, 2018
"Americans Are Losing Trust in the News Media" - Investor's Business Daily, Oct. 4, 2018
"A Smarter World: How AI, The IoT And 5G Will Make All The Difference" - Forbes Magazine, Sept. 21, 2018
"A Walk with the Dead" - by Keith C. Burris, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sept. 16, 2018
"Teens Use Pitt Archives to Research Homewood Photo History" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 23, 2018
"Two men charged with stealing more than $8 million in rare books from Carnegie Library" - "Schulman's rare books empire began with 1,200 science fiction paperbacks" - "Carnegie Library's rare books manager was fired after theft was discovered" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 20, 2019
"Arrests Accompany Takeover of German Plant in Koppel" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 15, 2018
"John Steinbeck's Western Flyer Resurfaces" - Fine Books & Collections, July 5, 2018
"Library of Congress Receives Enormous Donation of Comic Books" - Rare Book Monthly, July 2018
"Stolen Columbus Letter Returned to Its Home" - Rare Book Monthly, July 2018
"Court documents detail theft of rare maps, books, prints from Carnegie Library" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 29, 2018
"Monticello Is Done Avoiding Jefferson’s Relationship With Sally Hemings" - New York Times, June 16, 2018
"New Pitt social media study shows how likes, comments, unfriending relate to depression" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 7, 2018
"Wreckage of Flight 93 to Be Buried at Crash Site in Somerset County" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 2, 2018
"Obituary: Barbara Luderowski / Sculptor, founder of the Mattress Factory helped spur North Side redevelopment" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 31, 2018
"The Great Breakup: The First Arrivals to the Americas Split Into Two Groups" - New York Times, May 31, 2018
"Retooling a Tweedy Literary Fixture" - New York Times, May 28, 2018
"Arlington Cemetery, Nearly Full, May Become More Exclusive" - New York Times, May 28, 2018
"The Bibliomaniac of Ridgewood" - New York Times, May 25, 2018
"The Hard Truth at Newspapers Across America: Hedge Funds Are in Charge" - Bloomberg, May 22, 2018
"Lewis & Clark started here (sorry, St. Louis)" - Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 13, 2018
"Amazon is hungry for CMU students during recruiting seasons" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 7, 2018
"Their Ancestors Were on Opposite Sides of a Lynching. Now, They’re Friends." – New York Times, May 4, 2018
"Are You Really the Product? The history of a dangerous idea" - by Will Oremus, Slate, April 27, 2018
"Carnegie Mellon inks deal to help create 'smartest airport on the planet'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 19, 2018
"Library of Congress Puts Papers of Benjamin Franklin Online" - Fine Books & Collections, April 18, 2018
"Opinion: The Historians Versus the Genealogists" - by John Sedgwick, New York Times, April 12, 2018
"In a rare-book repository, a void that chills" - by Brian O'Neill, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 5, 2018
"The Hamilton of World War II" - by Todd S. Purdum, New York Times, April 1, 2018
"Credit Suisse Labels Rare Books a 'Mediocre' Financial Investment" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, April 2018
"The Blood of Lynching Victims Is in This Soil" - by Katie Couric, National Geographic, April 2018
"Drue Heinz - philanthropist, literary force, widow of H.J. “Jack” Heinz II - dies at 103" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 31, 2018
"Who stole 314 items from the Carnegie Library rare books room?" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 19, 2018
"What made Hawking’s ‘A Brief History of Time’ so immensely popular?" - Washington Post, March 14, 2018
"Stephen Hawking Showed the Power of an Unconstrained Mind" - Bloomberg, March 14, 2018
"Michigan State University builds global slave trade paper trail" - Toledo Blade, March 11, 2018
"In death as in life, Graham service draws varied throng" - New York Times/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, March 3, 2018
"The Curtis Census – Locating Every Extant Copy of Edward Curtis' North American Indian" - Rare Book Monthly, March 2018
"When Did Americans Stop Marrying Their Cousins? Ask the World’s Largest Family Tree" - New York Times, March 1, 2018
"Picturing 'The Waste Land'" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 20, 2018
"Marquis de Sade 'National Treasure' Removed from French Sale by the State" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, February 2018
"90 Shakespeare Documents Recognized on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Register" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 26, 2018
"Descendants’ Stories of the Clotilda Slave Ship Drew Doubts. Now Some See Validation." - New York Times, Jan. 25, 2018
"In Cave in Israel, Scientists Find Jawbone Fossil From Oldest Modern Human Out of Africa" - New York Times, Jan. 25, 2018
"Obituary: Lawrence Stager / Creative biblical archaeologist" - New York Times/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Jan. 5, 2018
"The Hunt for Centuries-Old Books Reveals the Power of the Printed Word" - Wall Street Journal, Jan. 3, 2018
"In the Bones of a Buried Child, Signs of a Massive Human Migration to the Americas" - New York Times, Jan. 3, 2018
"We Are What We Read" - New York Times, Jan. 2, 2018
"Who Owns the Rosetta Stone?" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, January 2018
~ 2017 ~
"A social democrat responds to 'Hillbilly Elegy'" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 24, 2017
"From Two Scholars, African-American Folk Tales for the Next Generation" - New York Times, Dec. 15, 2017
"Stuffed in the stacks no more? IUP's library needs to purge" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Dec. 2, 2017
"Declaration of Independence Sells for $1.8 Million" - Rare Book Hub, December 2017
"Are Digital Files Better Than Books? Think Again!" - Rare Book Hub, December 2017
"Where Have All the Copies of Robert Burns' First Book Gone? - Here is the Long Answer" - Rare Book Hub, December 2017
"One for the books: How Pitt's Hillman Library is preparing for the future" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 26, 2017
"Chris Wallace: Journalists crossing the line" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 20, 2017
"Who betrayed Anne Frank? Retired FBI agent heads team trying to solve mystery" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Nov. 19, 2017
"Martin Luther's 95 Theses explained, in 95 parts" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 29, 2017
"How William R. Jones might have changed the course of history that led to the Battle of Homestead" - by Ellie Wymard, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 29, 2017
"Heavenly hosting: Pittsburgh institutions helped digitize the archives of the late English Cardinal" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 17, 2017
"Birthplace of an industry: Study focuses on 'little corner of Pennsylvania' and its role in coal, coke businesses" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 6, 2017
"Steelers, NFL Trying to Deal with Anthem Controversy" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Oct. 1, 2017
"California Rescinds Application of Hated Autograph Law to Booksellers" - Rare Book Monthly, October 2017
"William R. Cagle, Former Lilly Librarian" - Rare Book Monthly, October 2017
"Archive of Author Michael Ondaatje Acquired by UT Austin’s Harry Ransom Center" - Fine Books & Collections, Sept. 26, 2017
"Original German Street Names May Return to Cincinnati" - Family Tree Magazine, Sept. 24, 2017
"Frederick Wiseman delivers an ode to knowledge in 'Ex Libris: The New York Public Library'" - Los Angeles Times, Sept. 21, 2017
"Battle Over Confederate Monuments Moves to the Cemeteries" - New York Times, Sept. 21, 2017
"‘Ex Libris — The New York Public Library’ Review: The Best Thing to Happen to Libraries Since the Dewey Decimal System" - IndieWire, Sept. 3, 2017
"Collecting Dr. Johnson" - Fine Books & Collections, Sept. 21, 2017
"We're still fighting, more than 150 years after Appomattox" - Associated Press, Sept. 2, 2017

"Library of Congress Puts Alexander Hamilton Papers Online" - Fine Books & Collections, Aug. 29, 2017

"First editions and lasting treasures: how to be a book collector" - The Irish Times, Aug. 26, 2017

"My Life and Legacy" - by Gary Vaynerchuk, garyvaynerchuk.com

"Researchers find wreckage of WWII-era USS Indianapolis" - Associated Press, Aug. 20, 2017

"Found: Oldest Known Photo of a U.S. President (Socks and All)" - New York Times, Aug. 16, 2017

"Slave Quarters Unearthed in Jefferson's Manson" - CNN.com, July 5, 2017

"University of Virginia plans a large memorial commemorating thousands of enslaved people who worked there" - Washington Post, June 9, 2017

"The New Normal of Relationship Overload" - ThriveGlobal.com, May 25, 2017

"Private Collections Made Public: New York’s Museum Libraries" - The Bottom Line, May 2017

"Are the Dutch Lagging in Efforts to Return Art Looted by the Nazis?" - New York Times, May 12, 2017

"Monticello: using the remains of history to illuminate slavery, daily life in Jefferson's world" - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, May 11, 2017

"Thousands to Evacuate After World War II Bombs Found in German City" - CNN, May 6, 2017

"Three Years After a Print Went Missing, Boston Public Library Invests $15.7 Million to Preserve Its Rare Book and Manuscript Collection" - Rare Book Hub, May 2017

"One City in Pennsylvania is Poised to Crush the 21st Century … but it’s not Philadelphia" - Philadelphia Magazine, April 29, 2017

"The Bentley Rare Book Museum Opens" - Fine Books & Collections, April 26, 2017

"Neanderthals may have lived in North America 130,000 years ago, study claims" - by Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press, published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"Archive Acquired of Theatre and Film Actor Peter O'Toole" - Fine Books & Collections, April 24, 2017

"The scourge of misinformation: Disdain for expertise is inherent in today’s culture of self-absorption" - by George Will, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, April 6, 2017

"After Slave Revelations, Retiree Has a New Mission" - New York Times, April 2, 2017

"American Textile History Museum, Closed Last Year, Will Transfer Its Vast Library to Cornell University" - by Michael Stillman, Rare Book Monthly, April 2017

"Otto Penzler's Literary Lair" - Fine Books & Collections, April 2017

"A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown" - New York Times, March 12, 2017

"Study finds white working class increasingly dying 'deaths of despair'" - Associated Press, published in the Chicago Tribune, March 24, 2017

"What 2,000 Obituaries Can Teach Us About Life" - ThriveGlobal.com, March 7, 2017

"The Greatest Private Library of Judaica Has Been Sold to the National Library of Israel" - Rare Book Monthly, March 2017

"Caren Chooses Christie's, Cowans & Country" - Rare Book Monthly, March 2017

"Who Do You Think You Are?" - 2017 TLC Television Series, Season 9 - Featuring Courteney Cox, Jessica Biel, Julie Bowen, John Stamos, Smokey Robinson, Noah Wyle, Liv Tyler and Jennifer Grey - March 2017

"Mark Samuels Lasner Donates $10-million Collection to University of Delaware" - Fine Books & Collections, Feb. 16, 2017

"The Furious Eloquence of James Baldwin" - by Tony Norman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Feb. 17, 2017

"The Last Original Frank Lloyd Wright Owners" - Wall Street Journal, Feb. 15, 2017

"Introducing Open Access At the Met" - Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Feb. 7, 2017

"Ivor Noël Hume, famed archaeologist, dies at 89" - Virginia Gazette, Feb. 6, 2017

"Auction Prices for Books and Paper Rose 1.5% in 2016" - Rare Book Hub, February 2017

"A Spectacular Collection Emerges from the Shadows" - Rare Book Hub, February 2017

"You Can Write in Mark Twain's Library" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 26, 2017

"Penn Libraries Acquires Lost Benjamin Franklin Broadside" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 24, 2017

"Family Archive of Alexander Hamilton Letters & Manuscripts Achieves $2.6 Million at Sotheby’s New York" - Fine Books & Collections, Jan. 19, 2017

"Jolted by Deaths, Obama Found His Voice on Race" - New York Times, Jan. 14, 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 explored 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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