This week, we’re sharing stories from Caitlin Dickerson, Aaron Edwards, Alice Su, Jia Tolentino, and James Somers.
Libraries contain more than books — they have archives, and the archivists want to help you explore them.
Who are the most interesting women and men in the world? The archivists, guardians of our forgotten stories.
Google had a plan to scan every book in the world. 25 million books later, the project lost its way.
“Somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25 million books and nobody is allowed to read them.”
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