This week's OWHL author is novelist Ursula K. Le Guin. Le Guin writes both poetry and prose, and in various modes including realistic fiction, science fiction, fantasy, young children’s books, books for young adults, screenplays, essays, verbal texts for musicians, and voicetexts. I
In case you haven't heard, the OWHL now offers Kanopy, a free film-streaming site, to the PA community. Kanipy is not just some random free streaming site; it is a treasure trove of documentaries, Academy Award-winning films, world cinema, Criterion Collection gems, classic cinema, a
The recently released Blade Runner 2049 explores many of the same philosophical issues - identity, consciousness, the ethics of creation - as the iconic original. In this post, you will find essays on the original Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, the life and work of Philip K. Dick
This week's post provides the Phillips Academy community with an introduction to the contemporary British-born Ghanaian-American philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah. Appiah has produced significant contributions to the philosophy of mind and language, political and moral theory, and Afr
The author/activist/blogger Cory Doctorow is the subject of this week's post. If you are interested in the future of the Internet, surveillance policies and their effects, how copyright laws influence society, young adult (and just plain old adult) fiction, contemporary capitalism an
The Library is pleased to announce the arrival of a new film-streaming service - Kanopy - for the Phillips Academy community. Kanopy allows users to stream over 26,000 films, including must-see classic films from The Criterion Collection, documentaries from The Great Courses and PBS,
Seeking to highlight the immense ecological impact human society has had on Earth, scientists, philosophers, environmentalists, cultural critics, and others have advanced the idea that we have moved beyond the Holocene and into a new geological period in Earth's history - the Anthropo
This is the first installment in a new weekly OWHL series about important artists, authors, and ideas. Future posts will provide introductions to everything from the “anthropocene” to Ursula K. LeGuin to Slavoj Žižek. The incomparable Nina Simone kicks-off the series.