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    Radiohead Ballets: Watch Ballets Choreographed Creatively to the Music of Radiohead

    Since Radiohead’s last release, A Moon-Shaped Pool, members of the band have been absorbed in other...

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    Watch Badiou, the First Feature-Length Film on France’s Most Famous Living Philosopher

    Above you can watch Badiou, the first feature-length film on France’s most famous living philosopher. On...

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    RIP Radical Poet and Revolutionary Publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)

    “Democracy is not a spectator sport,” Lawrence Ferlinghetti proclaimed on the wall of his City Lights...

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    Journey’s Road Crew Performs a Pretty Flawless Version of “Separate Ways”

    You never know what the YouTube recommendation algorithm will serve up next. Above, we have Journey’s...

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    Flim: a New AI-Powered Movie-Screenshot Search Engine

    There was a time when cinephile shorthand consisted mostly of quotations from movies — from movies’...

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    Download 280 Pictographs That Put Japanese Culture Into a New Visual Language: They’re Free for the Public to Use

    “One of the biggest considerations when traveling to Japan is its inscrutable language,” writes Designboom’s Juliana...

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    Watch The True History Of The Traveling Wilburys, a Free Film Documenting the Making of the 1980s Super Group

    “It really had very little to do with combining a bunch of famous people,” says Tom...

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    The Complete Works of Hilma af Klint Will Get Published for the First Time in a Beautiful, Seven-Volume Collection

    If you are a regular Open Culture reader, you’ve probably seen our many posts on Hilma...

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    René Magritte’s Early Art Deco Posters (1924-1927)

    The Belgian painter René Magritte created some of the most enigmatic and iconic works in Surrealist...

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    Wired Co-Founder Kevin Kelly Gives 36 Lectures on Our Future World: Education, Movies, Robots, Autonomous Cars & More

    Given recent events, 2019 may now seem to us like the distant past. But to those...

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    The Oldest Known Globe to Depict the New World Was Engraved on an Ostrich Egg, Maybe by Leondardo da Vinci (1504)

    Image by Davidguam via Wikimedia Commons Every time you think you’ve got a handle on Leonardo...

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    Anthony Bourdain Talks About the Big Break That Changed His Life–at Age 44

    In 1999, Anthony Bourdain’s career seemed to have stalled. While his “principal vocation remained his position...

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    The 69 Pages of Writing Advice Denis Johnson Collected from Flannery O’Connor, Jack Kerouac, Stephen King, Hunter Thompson, Werner Herzog & Many Others

    The internet is full of inspirational quotations about writing, many of them from accomplished and respectable...

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    The Roman Roads of Gaul Visualized as a Modern Subway Map

    At a casual glance, some travelers may take the map above for a depiction of France’s...

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    Increasing Disabled/Other-Abled Representation in Media — Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #83

    At least 20% of us have some sort of disability, yet such conditions are reflected by...

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    Watch Orson Welles’ Intoxicating Wine Commercials That Became an 80s Cultural Phenomenon

    “We will sell no wine before its time”: some Americans respond to this phrase with a...

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    De-Stress with 30 Minutes of Relaxing Visuals from Director Hayao Miyazaki

    What does it mean to describe something as relaxing? Most of us would agree that a...

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    How the Internet Archive Digitizes 3,500 Books a Day–the Hard Way, One Page at a Time

    Does turning the pages of an old book excite you? How about 3 million pages? That’s...

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    The Life & Death of an Espresso Shot in Super Slow Motion

    Some YouTuber posted online a pretty nice clip of an espresso shot being pulled from a...

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    Bruce Springsteen & Barack Obama Release a New Podcast, “Renegades: Born in the USA”

    Yesterday, Barack Obama and Bruce Springsteen unveiled the first two episodes of an 8-part podcast called...

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    Paul Simon Deconstructs “Mrs. Robinson” (1970)

    There’s nothing like having a deadline. When Simon and Garfunkel were called on by director Mike...

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    Witness the Birth of Kermit the Frog in Jim Henson’s Live TV Show, Sam and Friends (1955)

    Long before “green” became synonymous with eco-friendly products and production, an 18-year-old Jim Henson created a...

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    Saint John Coltrane: The San Francisco Church Built On A Love Supreme

    Little of San Francisco today is as it was half a century ago. But at the...

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    Why Does The Karate Kid Persist as the New Cobra Kai? A Critical Consideration by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (#82)

    Did anyone suspect that the beloved 1984 film The Karate Kid (and its decreasingly beloved sequels)...

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    The Open Syllabus Project Visualizes the 1,000,000+ Books Most Frequently Assigned in College Courses

    The Prince, The Canterbury Tales, The Communist Manifesto, The Souls of Black Folk, The Elements of Style:...

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    Watch Chick Corea (RIP) Perform Intimate Acoustic Performances with Bobby McFerrin, Gary Burton, Hiromi Uehara & Others

    It seems impossible to talk about keyboardist Chick Corea, who passed away from cancer on February...

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    The Surface of Mars Shown in Stunning 4K Resolution

    Could you use a mental escape? Something that transports you beyond the confines of your pandemic-narrowed...

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    4,000 Priceless Scrolls, Texts & Papers From the University of Tokyo Have Been Digitized & Put Online

    The phrase “opening of Japan” is a euphemism that has outlived its purpose, serving to cloud...

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    The Birth of Hip Hop: How DJ Kool Herc Used Turntables to Change the Musical World (1973)

    We all reach an age when the music of our youth becomes “the oldies.” When it...

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    Peter Gabriel Re-Records “Biko,” His Anti-Apartheid Protest Song, with Musicians Around the World

    Wisdom, humour, compassion, understanding, brilliancy of intellect, unselfishness, modesty, courage—he had all these attributes… The government...