Posts Tagged ‘New York Public Library’

Mounseer Nongtongpaw, Or The Discoveries Of John Bull In A Trip To Paris

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

“Mounseer Nongtongpaw, or the Discoveries of John Bull in a Trip to Paris” is a lavishly illustrated children’s book in verse which was first published in 1808 by William Godwin’s Juvenile Library firm. It is believed to have been a collaborative work including contributions from “Frankenstein” author Mary Wollstonecraft [Godwin] Shelley. Simon Jones narrates this version of the book, animated by Jonathan Blanc, a digital producer for The New York Public Library. Found at YouTube from NewYorkPublicLibrary.

Hip Hop In Context

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Cornel West and Jay-Z discuss hip hop’s role in American culture. Found at Fora.tv.