“The sight was so dramatic that it immediately caught my attention,” says novelist Donna Baker about her first encounter with glassmaking at the Stuart Crystal factories in England. This experience inspired her to write a trilogy about a glassmaking family, the finale of which is set in Corning, NY. Baker spent a lot of time at the Rakow Library researching the glassmaking tradition of this area while she worked on the book. How has the Rakow Library inspired you? Share with us using #RakowInspired. Chalice, Donna Baker, 1990. CMGL 25103.
Video: Beyonce and Jay Z open up at the 2014 Grammy Awards
Beyonce performs ‘Drunk in Love’ featuring Jay Z at the 2014 Grammy Awards. She wore a La Perla ensemble from the ‘Cage’ Spring 2013 collection, Saint Laurent fishnet tights, Jennifer Fisher earrings, and Stuart Weitzman black Swarovski-crystal custom-designed ‘Swoon’ pump. Jay Z wore his favorite, Tom Ford.