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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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    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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    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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    Electronic Musician Shows How He Uses His Prosthetic Arm to Control a Music Synthesizer with His Thoughts

    The techno-futurist prophets of the late 20th century, from J.G. Ballard to William Gibson to Donna...

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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...

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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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    The City of Nashville Built a Full-Scale Replica of the Parthenon in 1897, and It’s Still Standing Today

    Photo by Mayur Phadtare, via Wikimedia Commons A recent executive order stating that “the classical architectural...

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    Moral Philosophy on TV? Pretty Much Pop #32 Judges The Good Place

    Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt discuss Michael Schur's NBC TV show. Is it good?...

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    Bob Marley’s Redemption Song Finally Gets an Official Video: Watch the Animated Video Made Up of 2747 Drawings

    Whoever Bob Marley was singing for, it could sound like he’s singing for all of us....

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    Watch More Than 400 Classic Korean Films Free Online Thanks to the Korean Film Archive

    Even if you don't know much about Korea, or indeed about film, it's safe to say...

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    New Digital Archive Will Bring Medieval Chants Back to Life: Project Amra Will Feature 300 Digitized Manuscripts and Many Audio Recordings

    Among historians of European Christianity, it long seemed a settled question that Irish Catholicism, the so-called...

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    Explore Ancient Athens 3D, a Digital Reconstruction of the Greek City-State at the Height of Its Influence

    Today any of us can go Athens, a city with flavorful food, pleasant weather, a picturesque...

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    Scientist Creates a Working Rotary Cellphone

    In popular histories of the mobile phone, and of the smartphone in particular, you will rarely...

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    Bertrand Russell’s Prison Letters Are Now Digitized & Put Online (1918 – 1961)

    Boethius, Henry David Thoreau, Antonio Gramsci, Martin Luther King, Jr…. It’s possible, if one tried, to...

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    The New York Public Library Creates a List of 125 Books That They Love

    The New York Public Library sure knows how to celebrate a quasquicentennial. In honor of its...

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    America’s First Drag Queen Was Also America’s First LGBTQ Activist and a Former Slave

    Negro Dive Raided. Thirteen Black Men Dressed as Women Surprised at Supper and Arrested. —The Washington...

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    Discover the Artist Who Mentored Edward Hopper & Inspired “Nighthawks”

    Every good teacher must be prepared for the students who surpass them. Such was the case...

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    How the Brooklyn Bridge Was Built: The Story of One of the Greatest Engineering Feats in History

    When Emily Roebling walked across the Brooklyn Bridge on May 24th, 1883, the first person to...

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    Watch Footage from the Psychology Experiment That Shocked the World: Milgram’s Obedience Study (1961)

    For decades following World War II,  the world was left wondering how the atrocities of the...

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    Watch This Year’s Oscar-Winning Short The Neighbor’s Window, a Surprising Tale of Urban Voyeurism

    As the last couple of generations to come of age have rediscovered, urban living has its...

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    Old Book Illustrations: An Online Database Lets You Download Thousands of Illustrations from the 19th & 20th Centuries

    The Golden Age of Illustration is typically dated between 1880 and the early decades of the...

  • An Archive of Handwritten Traditional Mexican Cookbooks Is Now Online

    “The search for authentic Mexican food—or rather, the struggle to define what that meant—has been going...

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    David Bowie Became Ziggy Stardust 48 Years Ago This Week: Watch Original Footage

    For all the not-quite-believable material in the annals of 1970s rock history, is any more difficult...

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    Robin Williams’ Celebrity Struggles: A Discussion with Dave Itzkoff by Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast (ep. 31)

    New York Times culture reporter Dave Itzkoff joins your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian...

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    Wes Anderson Releases the Official Trailer for His New Film, The French Dispatch: Watch It Online

    James Pogue in the Baffler recently lamented the rise of "shareable writing," manifest in a now-common breed of article...

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    When Miles Davis Discovered and Then Channeled the Musical Spirit of Jimi Hendrix

    After the release of Bitches Brew in 1970, Columbia Records pushed Miles Davis to play a series...