In the midst of what should be a relatively innocuous conversation about legislative spending, Congress has rekindled the clash over illegal immigration. This March, the Library of Congress ceased usage of the term “illegal alien,” arguing that it is demeaning. Republicans, bless ‘em, want the term to be reinstated.
These sharp-dressed ladies are sitting on the steps of a building at Atlanta University, circa 1899. I want to know all their stories, in detail.
Libraries may have a new queen in Carla Hayden, who is currently working as the CEO of Enoch Pratt Free Library in Baltimore. Obama announced his nomination of Hayden as the 14th Librarian of Congress on Wednesday. If confirmed, she’ll be the first woman and first African-American to be charged with our nation’s books.
Beginning in the mid 1930s, government-funded photographers fanned out across the country to document America. And now, thanks to a spiffy new database, you can browse these frankly amazing photos county by county. Look up your hometown!
Memorabilia and personal items belonging to late civil rights activist Rosa Parks are set to go on display at the Library of Congress.
- Daniel Radcliffe tells Details magazine that he lost his virginity at 16 with an older woman! He says the age difference "wasn't ridiculous" but "would freak some people out." What age would freak you out? 21? 31? 41? [Daily Mail]
- Also from Details: "I think part of me would love to play a drag queen, just because it…