An issue of Whisper from June, 1956, an example of the gossip-fueled tabloids that multiplied in the 1950s, answering (and creating) the American public's thirst for scandals - especially about actors and actresses, and exposés of the underbelly of the middle class. Among such articles about wife-swapping in the suburbs and crime rings for hire, are overtly hostile profiles of gay men, including the pan of Liberace's first starring role in a film
August 9, 2010
"Plan for the improvement of the art of paper war" from: The American museum; or, Universal magazine, 1787 May.
June 17, 2010
Four issues of a deluxe poetry, art, and music magazine, Matière, published in Zurich, 1952-53.
January 21, 2010
The new issue of ESOPUS Magazine features an article by Beinecke Library Catalog Librarian Ellen Ellickson about a collection of buttons kept by Marjorie Wynne, who served as Rare Book Librarian at Yale for over 40 years. Ellen writes movingly about memories of Marjorie and the reasons why the packages of buttons are so well-organized. Accompanying the essay are beautifully composed photographs of a selection of buttons.
October 22, 2009
The first issue of Icteric, an arts magazine published in 1967-68 by David and Stuart Wise, who would go on to form the King Mob.
October 15, 2009