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He’s obsessed with ‘spectacular rear ends’ and he calls his fans scum. Yet comic artist Robert Crumb is at risk of becoming respectable. As his new show opens, he talks about filth, fetishes and his idea of fun<p>Robert Crumb is caught in traffic, allowing us time to snoop out the best place for a …

Film Festivals

Why are these 32 symbols found in ancient caves all over Europe?

Written language, the hallmark of human civilization, didn't just suddenly appear one day. Thousands of years before the first fully developed …

Anthropology

Hear Beach Boys' Stripped-Down Bob Dylan and Beatles Covers

An upcoming, expanded edition of the Beach Boys' 1965 album <i>Beach Boys' Party!</i> will present the group's original unplugged, raw recordings of the …

Music

Slavery, the Nazis and the KKK: We can’t face the past, and it’s poisoning our future

Faulkner’s maxim is truer than ever — and while the whole world struggles with history, America’s denial is toxic<p>No quotation from American literature, with the possible exception of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “boats against the current” passage, is repeated as often or carries as much resonance as …

Top 10 Best Jazz Guitar Solos ( + 10 Licks)

In a recent forum post, we asked our readers to name their <b>favorite jazz guitar solo</b>. And, as you might imagine, we got a varied response to that …

Yayoi Kusama exhibition at Louisiana Museum features six decades of spots

Installations that demonstrate Yayoi Kusama's obsession with polka dots are on show at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark, as part of an …

Edward Said Recalls His Depressing Meeting With Sartre, de Beauvoir & Foucault (1979)

I have not had the occasion to meet my intellectual or literary heroes, those still alive, of course. And from most of the accounts of those who …

Jimmy Page Tells the Story of “Stairway to Heaven”: How the Most Played Rock Song Came To Be

Walk into any guitar store, anywhere in the world, and you’re likely to hear the strains of one, or both, of two songs: Guns n’ Roses’ “Sweet Child …

The Internet’s Own Boy: New Documentary About Aaron Swartz Now Free Online

On BoingBoing today, Cory Doctorow writes: "The Creative Commons-licensed version of <i>The Internet's Own Boy</i>, Brian Knappenberger's documentary about …

7 Tips from Edgar Allan Poe on How to Write Vivid Stories and Poems

There may be no more a macabrely misogynistic sentence in English literature than Edgar Allan Poe’s contention that “the death… of a beautiful woman” …

Kurt Vonnegut Diagrams the Shape of All Stories in a Master’s Thesis Rejected by U. Chicago

“What has been my prettiest contribution to the culture?” asked Kurt Vonnegut in his autobiography <i>Palm Sunday</i>. His answer? His master’s thesis in …

Jazz on the Tube

<b>Welcome to Jazz on the Tube</b><p>Jazz on the Tube is the biggest annotated and indexed online collection of jazz videos on earth – and it’s free.<p>We deliver …

Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power on Dutch TV, 1971

Today, we're revisiting the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, the …

Hear Allen Ginsberg Teach “Literary History of the Beats”: Audio Lectures from His 1977 & 1981 Naropa Courses

It’s not often one gets the opportunity to take a course on a major literary movement taught by a founding member of that movement. Imagine sitting …

The Universal Mind of Bill Evans: Advice on Learning to Play Jazz & The Creative Process

Bill Evans was one of the greatest jazz pianists of the second half of the 20th century. His playing on Miles Davis's landmark 1959 record, <i>Kind of</i> …

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Modern Europe's Genetic History Starts in Stone Age

Scientists create the first detailed genetic history of modern Europe.<p><b>Europeans as a people are younger than we thought, a new study suggests.</b><p>DNA recovered from ancient skeletons reveals that the genetic makeup of modern Europe was established around 4,500 B.C. in the mid-Neolithic—or 6,500 years …

60 Free Film Noir Movies

During the 1940s and 50s, Hollywood entered a “noir” period, producing riveting films based on hard-boiled fiction. These films were set in dark …

Cannes Film Festival