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Tim Gunn Loves Libraries, We Love Tim Gunn

The ever-adorable Tim Gunn has given us one more reason to love him: a public service video in support of the New York Public Library and its many “hidden fashion treasures.” Clayton Kirkin, the library chief of art & information services, talks with Gunn about some pretty bad-ass antique fashion books and the two of them totally convinced us to check out the Keep Your Library Open initiative, which even has a Facebook page. I don’t know about you, but I wouldn’t want the place that houses a book about how to tie a cravat—it’s like a tie, but for fancy folk—32 different ways to lose funding. Keep reading »

White Lies In That Movie

Movies are mostly made up, unless they’re documentaries. Certainly, some are “historical fiction” and include references to real places and events, but really, even if a movie isn’t an historical one, like Saving Private Ryan or something, it’s annoying when details aren’t quite right. For example, in Sex and the City, Carrie reads a book called Love Letters from Great Men, and it’s not even as though you would only know the title if you paused the DVD. She says the title out loud, maybe even several times, and the book doesn’t even exist. The nice folks at the New York Public Library did put together a list of similar options, though. Speaking of the library, it seems that you can’t really get married there. The reception could be held there, but not the ceremony. And even that would cost at least $50,000. [AP, NY Post, NYPL] Keep reading »

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