Christopher Taylor, Adult Librarian, Mark Twain Branch Library

Martin Scorsese at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

Happy Birthday Martin Scorsese: From Gangster Epics to Film Preservation

November 17, 2022

Martin Scorsese, born November 17th, 1942 turns 80 years old today. Known as Marty to his pals, he is one of North America’s most well-known directors.

Portrait of Mike Davis against an enlarged, posterized image of his book, City of Quartz

Mike Davis (1946 - 2022)

October 28, 2022

On Tuesday, October 25, Mike Davis, the towering left-wing polemicist, passed away at his home in San Diego at the age of 76.