Bookmarks (717)

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    How France Invented a Popular, Profitable Internet of Its Own in the 80s: The Rise and Fall of Minitel

    "When I get back from school I basically barricade myself in the apartment and never go...

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    The Size of Asteroids Compared to New York City

    The smallest asteroid measures 4.1 meters in diameter; the largest 939 kilometers, or 580 miles. Created...

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    Janis Joplin’s Last TV Performance & Interview: The Dick Cavett Show (1970)

    The best celebrity interviewers have the ability to show us how the stars are not like...

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    The Peanuts Gang Performs Pink Floyd’s Classic Rock Opera in the Mashup “Charlie Brown vs. The Wall“

    YouTuber Garren Lazar has hit upon a brilliant idea—take clips from Charles M. Schulz’s universally beloved...

  • Judith Butler on Nonviolence and Gender: Hear Conversation with The Partially Examined Life

    A new Partially Examined Life interview with Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature at...

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    The Opera Database: Find Scores, Libretti & Synopses for Thousands of Operas Free Online

    It’s not especially hard to get inexpensive tickets to the opera if you live in, say,...

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    Watch the Spectacular Hieronymus Bosch Parade, Which Floats Through the Garden of Earthly Delights Painter’s Hometown Every Year

    Whether painting scenes of paradise, damnation, or somewhere in between, Hieronymus Bosch realized elaborately grotesque visions...

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    Free Courses on the Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About the Emerging Pandemic

    The coronavirus has spread out of China, into South Korea, Japan and now Italy. We're settling...

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    Why We Should Read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies: An Animated Video Makes the Case

    Like many of you, I was assigned to read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies in...

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    Conquer Your Vertigo and Watch this Dazzling Footage of Construction Workers Atop the Chrysler Building in 1929

    Paris has the gargoyles of Notre Dame. New York City has eight art-deco eagles protruding from the Chrysler Building’s 61st...

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    Wes Anderson’s Shorts Films & Commercials: A Playlist of 8 Short Andersonian Works

    You may have noticed certain brands, over the past decade or so, going for a "Wes...

  • Military Vet Floored (Literally) by Discovery That Rolex Purchased for $341 Is Now Worth $500,000-$700,000

    Now you know what knock me down with a feather means... Military Vet Floored (Literally) by...

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    Interactive Web Site Tracks the Global Spread of the Coronavirus: Created and Supported by Johns Hopkins

    Johns Hopkins has created an interactive website that tracks the spread of the coronavirus around the...

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    How Nina Simone Became Hip Hop’s “Secret Weapon”: From Lauryn Hill to Jay Z and Kanye West

    In 1996, the Fugees burst on the scene with “Ready or Not,” and most listeners were...

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    Peanuts Rock: Watch the Peanuts Gang Play Classic Rock Songs by Queen, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Journey & More

    In a very crowded field, Garren Lazar's comical take on Queen’s "Bohemian Rhapsody" is a stand-out. Comical in the...

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    Hunter Thompson Died 15 Years Ago: Hear Him Remembered by Tom Wolfe, Johnny Depp, Ralph Steadman, and Others

    Hunter S. Thompson died on February 20, 2005, fifteen years ago, and ever since we've been...

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    How William S. Burroughs Influenced Rock and Roll, from the 1960s to Today

    It can be difficult to know what to do sometimes with adding machine heir and Naked...