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This Week in Princeton History for August 15-21

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a dean dreams of pretty postcards, the natural history museum receives a significant donation of specimens, and more.

Do Stories Come Out of Thin Air?: Salman Rushdie’s Answer

The hero of Haroun and the Sea of Stories is the son of Rashid Khalifa, a storyteller his admirers call “Rashid the Ocean of Notions” and his detractors, the “Shah of Blah.”  When Haroun tries to get a straight answer …

This Week in Princeton History for August 8-14

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, the College treasurer defends himself against rumors of embezzlement, a new graduate meets an untimely end, and more.

Princeton 275: Samuel Atkins ’31’s Application for Admission, 1927

This post is part of a series about items currently on exhibition at Mudd Library as part of “Princeton 275.” In this series, we go in-depth about selected items on display to let you know more about the story behind them and …

The BiblioFiles Presents: Victoria Ying

Just posted! An interview with graphic novelist Victoria Ying, creator of City of Secrets and its sequel, City of Illusion.

This Week in Princeton History for August 1-7

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, an alum encourages political revolution, a newspaper speculates on the reasons 32 Princeton students have flunked, and more.

Pooping, Mewling and Puking: Iona Opie’s Babies: An Unsentimental Anthology (1990)

 “A baby is God’s opinion that the world should go on.” Carl Sandburg, Remembrance Rock (1948), chapter 2. At first the infant, Mewling and puking in his nurse’s arms.” Shakespeare, As You Like It, (1599),  II. vii.

Katie and Mr. Finley Walk the Shire

Get ready for the coolest possible way to get some steps in. In late spring, a curious ad popped up in Katie's social media. It was a call for adventure, one that Katie answered with her intrepid pup, Finley.

This Week in Princeton History for July 25-31

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a student vows to eat no more lobsters, an athlete wins a significant award, and more.

Alligators Everywhere in Alphabets

If few people consider cold-blooded beasts cuddly, how can authors and illustrators of children’s books make them more appealing?  Last summer, the blog ran a post to try raising the profile of reptiles with a selection of picture books starring …

Tigers on Tiptoe

Can you tiptoe your tiger through the forest without making a sound?

This Week in Princeton History for July 18-24

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a material shortage forever alters a Princeton tradition, an alum is forced to take charge, and more.

A Celebration of Great American Women Cookbook Writers

Count on  Deborah Hopkinson, a distinguished author of children’s non-fiction, to take on the challenge of introducing two giants of American culinary herstory in picture book biographies.  Her subjects are Amelia Simmons, whose American Cookery (1796) was the first of …

Studio Snapshots: Steve Light

In a very small studio in NYC, a magician creates vast worlds.

This Week in Princeton History for July 11-17

In this week’s installment of our recurring series, a baseball player turns pro, a former instructor laments the loss of the gymnasium, and more.

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