Where Has All the Literacy Gone?

The library in Copley Square has rethought itself as a tomb. People enter but don’t emerge. At dusk the interior lights don’t light, but the claw-shaped lanterns by the bronze doors ignite like torches in a dark procession. You possess a peculiar feel for the sleek marble interior, the Sargent murals, the atrium where we … Continue reading Where Has All the Literacy Gone?