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The 25 new films added to the National Film Registry in 2018

Since 1989, the Library of Congress has been adding 25 films a year to the National Film Registry as a way to recognize and preserve movies that have a “cultural, …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 12, 2018, 9:31 p.m.

‘Smoke Signals,’ filmed in Spokane and written by Sherman Alexie, named by Library of Congress to National Film Registry

In its citation announcing the listing, the Library of Congress praised Alexie’s “witty and droll” script, and honored the film for its “funny and unpretentious look Native Americans in the …


Library of Congress brings America to life in LA photo show

If a picture tells a thousand words, the Library of Congress is bringing 440,000 of them to Los Angeles with a free-wheeling photo exhibition that seeks to define America’s zeitgeist …


UPDATED: Wed., March 21, 2018, 11:15 a.m.

Fleetwood Mac,Tony Bennett, Run-DMC hits added to Library of Congress registry

Every year, the registry collates for preservation 25 recordings it deems “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.” This year’s musical selections are a diverse assortment that includes disco (Chic’s “Le Freak”), …


Dolly Parton, who likes to give away books, just donated her 100 millionth

Country music star Dolly Parton has been called a lot of things over the course of her five-decade career: singer, songwriter, actress and cartoon character (her words). But none of …


The 7: From the National Film Registry’s 25 new titles, we pick our favorite 7

There is a lot of good stuff here, including beloved films like “The Goonies” and “Field of Dreams,” and important movies that explore questions of race, religion and ethnicity, such …


Pulitzer winner Tracy K. Smith named the 22nd poet laureate

Tracy K. Smith grew up in a house lined with books, an eclectic library that included dime-store mysteries, 19th-century novels, science fiction paperbacks, Shakespeare’s sonnets and Reader’s Digest Abridged Classics. …


UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 2:14 p.m.

N.W.A., Vin Scully to be preserved by Library of Congress

Twenty-five additions to the National Recording Registry were announced Wednesday by the Library of Congress.


Oregon Trail Interpretive Center getting 170-year-old map

The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be the new home of a book of historic pioneer maps thanks to Sen. Ron Wyden.


3 George Lucas movies among Library of Congress selections

Darth Vader proclaiming he’s Luke Skywalker’s father, Tony Manero preening in his underwear and an early 20th-century deaf activist speaking in sign language are among the images that will be …