1. The library is peculiar in that it has no identifiable constituency other than all of New York, and the world.


    Neil L. Rudenstine, chairman of the Board of Trustees, New York Public Library, from “Firestorm on Fifth” in December Vanity Fair.

    I read the article en route to London last night while my neighbor on the left hogged the armrest. It’s heavy on rehash and tries a little too hard to kindle scandale when things seem to have calmed down.

    (via cloudunbound)