Welcome to ON THIS DAY! Each day, we'll look at a few moments from history and popular culture. We'll show you where you can rediscover classic movies and music, or read more about great moments in history. We'll point you to e-books, downloadable and streamable music and film, and e-audio; and of course, we haven't forgotten about physical books or DVDs.
|On this day in 1918, Ingmar Bergman was born. Bergman is among the most influential film directors in history; in a career of more than 50 years, he directed 60 feature films, television films, and documentaries. Bergman worked frequently with the same actors, an unofficial repertory company that included Max von Sydow, Bibi Andersson, and Liv Ullmann. The Virgin Spring is one of three Bergman films to win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film; it's the story of a father's quest for revenge after the murder of his daughter, set in medieval Sweden. The Virgin Spring is available for streaming at Kanopy.|
|On this day in 1966, Tanya Donelly was born. Donelly has been a member of several popular indie rock bands -- Throwing Muses in the late 1980s, The Breeders in the early 1990s, and Belly in the mid 1990s. For the last twenty years, she has performed and recorded primarily as a solo artist, with occasional reunions of both Throwing Muses and Belly. A variety of Donelly's music is available for streaming at Hoopa -- with Throwing Muses and Belly, and as a solo artist.|
|And today is Macaroni & Cheese Day, a chance to enjoy one of America's favorite comfort foods. In The Mac & Cheese Cookbook, Allison Arevalo and Erin Wade offer tips on noodles, sauces, and toppings; 50 recipes for mac & cheese variations; and a variety of side dishes and desserts to make your meal complete. The Mac & Cheese Cookbook is available as an e-book at OverDrive, or in print.|