Author Archives: daniellealoia

American History or What I Learned from Reading the Pulitzer Prizes for Fiction

Ninety-plus books and 6 years later, I accomplished a feat so outrageous I can hardly believe it. I read, in reverse chronological order, the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction list. Encouraged by a friend and avid reader, I worked my way … Continue reading

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The Origins of Automated Ice

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia. Special Projects Librarian This August, for most of us, ice is a second thought:  easily obtained for cooling drinks and chilling food, and usually only a few steps away.   An…

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De Revolutionibus

Source: De Revolutionibus

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Bob Dylan References and Mentions

Madhouse on Castle Street. London TV show/Play with Dylan. 1962. IMDb. Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? Herb Gardner movie with Dustin Hoffman playing a Dylan-esque character. 1971. Canadian Bacon. Michael Moore movie with … Continue reading

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Uncooked Foods and How to Use Them: A History of the Raw Food Diet

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian There are endless diets, ways to prepare foods, and types of foods to eat in the world. One of these is the Raw Food Diet or Raw…

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Prescription for Healthy Aging

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian September marks Healthy Aging® Month, a good time to evaluate your health. In the 1899 Good Health article “The Road from Life to Death,” Dr. David Paulson…

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Zen in the City

Buddhists Temples: Eastern States Buddhist Temple New York Buddhist Church Zen Mountain Monastery Gardens: GreenAcre Park Elizabeth Street Garden Central Park Conservatory Garden Six best secret gardens — Gothamist FDR Freedom Park Privately-owned public spaces Museums: Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art … Continue reading

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The Long Road to Medicare

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By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian July 30 marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of Medicare. But getting to the signing of the Social Security Amendment of 1965, which created Medicare, was…

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Tuning in to Tuberculosis

Originally posted on Books, Health and History:
By Danielle Aloia, Special Projects Librarian To mark World TB Day, we are going to tune in to the 1950s radio series “For Doctors Only.” Selections from this series and several others produced…

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Tattoo Removal: Method or Madness?

Tattoo Removal: Method or Madness?.

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