Saint Jerome - The patron saint of libraries and librarians. This image is from the 1497 @GleesonLibrary copy of “Liber epistolarum Sancti Hieronymi” with the first known woodcut by Albrecht Dürer. St. Jerome is often depicted with a lion, in reference to a story telling how Jerome tamed a lion by healing its paw. #NYPLsafari #LibraryLove #SpecialCollections #Incunabula #StJerome #AlbrechtDurer (at USF - Rare Book Room)
The @gleesonlibrary Rare Book Room has officially reopened!
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Ink-wash Alien 
I’m not able to figure out where, exactly, this sumi-e ink-wash-style painting of the Alien originates, but it’s something else. The garbled machine translation of this Chinese article seems like a promising lead, but I can’t make heads nor tails of it.
I am not a smart enough person, or eloquent enough, to talk about the situation in Ferguson, Missouri.I’m not even going to try. I will say that, as I’ve watched events unfold, I’ve been struck at how the community, and in some ways, the country, has come together to support the citizens of Ferguson.
You don’t necessarily have to do anything once you acknowledge your privilege. You don’t have to apologize for it. You need to understand the extent of your privilege, the consequences of your privilege, and remain aware that people who are different from you move through and experience the world in ways you might never know anything about. They might endure situations you can never know anything about. You could, however, use that privilege for the greater good—to try to level the playing field for everyone, to work for social justice, to bring attention to how those without certain privileges are disenfranchised. We’re seen what the hoarding of privilege has done, and the results are shameful.
Some of you might know that I moved to San Francisco recently. Two days ago, really. My lease in Chicago was ending at the end of August so in early July I had to decide whether good stuff in my personal life warranted big professional risk, i.e. unemployment. I…
Death threats drive Anita Sarkeesian from her home
Anita Sarkeesian, whose excellent Tropes vs Women in Video Games series is an important contribution to the discussion of gender and games, has been driven from her home by enraged male gamers whose stalking, and explicit, credible threats of sexual violence against her and her family convinced her to go into hiding.