Do you agree? How many have you read? How many will you?
Okay, not really. But today is the 75th anniversary of Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds radio show for Halloween. Plenty of Mercury Theater on the Air listeners believed that Martians really had invaded…New Jersey, leading to the Federal Communications Commission to brand Welles a “radio terrorist.”
Radiolab examined the phenomenon, and why it kept happening each time the show was revisited or reworked, even until fairly recently. Listen here.
And listen to the original broadcast here, if you dare.
Welles during the broadcast, Oct. 30, 1938
Have you encountered Flocabulary? Based in New York, the audiovisual outfit brands itself as “educational hip-hop to revolutionize the classroom.” That it does, never more so than on their take on Poe’s The Pit and the Pendulum. Word.
Located in Richmond, Virginia the Poe Museum is just blocks away from Poe’s first home and first job.
To celebrate Halloween this week (through Thursday) Haggerty Library & Learning Commons is highlighting the patron saint of literature, libraries, and the macabre (not an official title), Edgar Allan Poe.
For everyone whose heart raced during The Tell-Tale Heart or who quoth the raven nevermore, read on!
First up: the Edgar Allan Poe Digital Collection from the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
Read about the 2013 recipient, Mary Ellen Kohn-Buday, Ph.D
Congratulations from Haggerty Library & Learning Commons!
Image from michigandaily.com
The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books.
Our mission is to allow anyone to be able to participate in art and to create a collection of work that represents the current state of artists worldwide.
Wanna participate? Click the logo above.
*Whether you’re in a Mount Mary Arts and Design program or not!
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Haggerty Library & Learning Commons wants to pass along some important sites:
Please be aware and encourage others as well!