This Week in History: Oscar Neimeyer Born

“Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer is considered one of the masters of modern architecture’s Internationalist style. His signature form was the globe or a curvilinear swoop cast from sunlight-repelling white concrete, and his buildings are breathtaking from afar and even from the air. Closely associated with European modernists such as Le Corbusier and Mies van der … More This Week in History: Oscar Neimeyer Born

Today in History: Taj Mahal Construction Began

“After assuming the throne in 1628, Shah Jahan (1592–1666), continued the Mughal tradition of patronizing the arts. He commissioned many monuments, including the Pearl Mosque at Agra, a palace and mosque at Delhi, and several buildings within the Red Fort of Delhi. His most famous and enduring monument, however, is the Taj Mahal, the collective … More Today in History: Taj Mahal Construction Began

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New Books for the Week of May 21 – May 25, 2018

New this week at the MA Library… Comics Iron Man vol. 1: “Believe” by Kieron Gillen Tony Stark is Iron Man: Technological visionary, wealthy playboy, unparalleled engineer, and armored Avenger. But in one terrifying instant, his greatest invention becomes his greatest mistake. The lethal techno virus Extremis is out in the wild and out for … More New Books for the Week of May 21 – May 25, 2018

“That’s Ridiculous!”: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green

Guest post by Delaney N., ‘18. John Green’s books are young adult romance novels pretending to be more serious literature than other young adult romance novels by adding a thick layer of pretentiousness. I read my first John Green book when I was 13, like many others in 2013 and 2014. I loved all of … More “That’s Ridiculous!”: Turtles All The Way Down by John Green