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Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download

Google's Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it's absolutely free …

Alexis Weissenberg - La Fugue "Mon Destin" | Simon Mulligan | alto sax & piano cover

Error recurso no encontrado - Universidad CEU San pablo

La Universidad CEU San Pablo entre las mejores universidades privadas de España<p>+ 7.000 convenios con empresas e instituciones nacionales e …

The Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions Read by Bob Dylan

From 2006 to 2009, Bob Dylan hosted the <i>Theme Time Radio Hour</i> on Sirius Satellite Radio. Each show featured "an eclectic mix of songs, from a wide …

The Best of Open Culture 2012: Free Music, Film, Books, Life Advice & More

Another year gone by. Another 1200+ cultural blog posts in the books. Which ones did you like best? We let the data decide. Below, you'll find the 17 …

Akira Kurosawa & Francis Ford Coppola Star in Japanese Whisky Commercials (1980)

In 1980, the revered Japanese director Akira Kurosawa shot <i>Kagemusha,</i> otherwise known as <i></i><i>The Shadow Warrior</i>. Francis Ford Coppola was the producer. …

F. Scott Fitzgerald in Drag (1916)

It has been said that the dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were literature, Zelda, alcohol, and Princeton. The photos above were taken …

Muddy Waters and Friends on the Blues and Gospel Train, 1964

One of the most unique and intimate concerts from the British blues revival of the 1960s was the "Blues and Gospel Train," filmed in a suburb of …

‘Stairway to Heaven’: Watch a Moving Tribute to Led Zeppelin at The Kennedy Center

Last month the surviving members of Led Zeppelin went to Washington to receive laurels from the powerful at the 35th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. …

Jack Kerouac’s 30 Beliefs and Techniques For Writing Modern Prose

Jack Kerouac is the patron saint of every starry-eyed, born-too-late, wanderlusty hipster scribe who falls in love with the poetry and visionary …

Rachmaninoff Plays Rachmaninoff: Three Famous Pieces, 1919-1929

After hearing this week from two great French composers linked to the Impressionist movement--Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel--we continue our …

Watch Philip Glass Remix His Own Music—Then Try it Yourself With a New App

We told you in the fall about the album released by Beck and a troupe of other musicians to celebrate composer Philip Glass’s 75th birthday.</i> …

Cornell Launches Archive of 150,000 Bird Calls and Animal Sounds, with Recordings Going Back to 1929

Ornithologists and bird watchers rejoice. After a dozen years, The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Macaulay Library has fully digitized its nearly …

W.H. Auden Recites His 1937 Poem, ‘As I Walked Out One Evening’

Today we bring you one of the best-loved poems of W.H. Auden, "As I Walked Out One Evening," read (below) by the poet himself. Auden wrote the poem …

William Faulkner Explains Why Writing is Best Left to Scoundrels … Preferably Living in Brothels (1956)

Ask writers for writing advice, and they'll usually offer up some very practical tips. A few examples:<p>Give the reader at least one character he or …

James Taylor Teaches You to Play “Carolina in My Mind,” “Fire and Rain” & Other Classics on the Guitar

Some days you'd think that Salman Khan was the only person who had the bright idea of putting tutorials on YouTube. But, if you're an amateur …

Jimmy Page, 13, Plays Guitar on BBC Talent Show (1957)

Let's rewind the video tape to 1957. A very young Jimmy Page appears on a BBC children's talent show to play some skiffle. Mixing together strands of …

Guitar

A Big Bach Download: All of Bach’s Organ Works for Free

A quick fyi for Bach lovers: You can download <i>for free</i> the complete organ works of Johann Sebastian Bach. They were recorded by Dr. James Kibbie …

Hear Walt Whitman (Maybe) Reading the First Four Lines of His Poem, “America” (1890)

Of all American poets, almost no one looms larger than Walt Whitman. As I once heard an old poet acquaintance say, American poets don’t need …

Orson Welles Meets H.G. Wells in 1940: The Legends Discuss War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane, and WWII

What connects Orson Welles, that quintessential American auteur of radio and film, to H.G. Wells, the far-seeing English proto-science fiction …

Listen to ‘Why I Am Not a Christian,’ Bertrand Russell’s Powerful Critique of Religion (1927)

The English logician and philosopher Bertrand Russell was convinced that the religions of the world are not merely untrue, but that they do grievous …

Dylan Thomas Recites ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ and Other Poems

When Dylan Thomas was a little boy his father would read Shakespeare to him at bedtime. The boy loved the sound of the words, even if he was too …

Hear Gertrude Stein Read Works Inspired by Matisse, Picasso, and T.S. Eliot (1934)

eBay prices for the album <i>Gertrude Stein Reads Her Own Work</i> range from $20 to $200. Vinyl purists, and Stein purists, may long for one of the …

Color Footage of Winston Churchill’s Funeral in 1965

On January 24 1965, Sir Winston Churchill, the man who led Britain through the dark hours of the Second World War, died aged 90 at his London home. …

Bertolt Brecht Sings ‘Mack the Knife’ From The Threepenny Opera, 1929

Bertolt Brecht wasn't much of a singer, but he could really roll his "r"s. This rare recording of the socialist playwright singing "Mack the Knife" …

Seven Tips From F. Scott Fitzgerald on How to Write Fiction

F. Scott Fitzgerald is often portrayed as a natural-born writer. "His talent," says Ernest Hemingway in <i>A Moveable Feast</i>, "was as natural as the …

Literature

Two Legends Together: A Young Bob Dylan Talks and Plays on The Studs Terkel Program, 1963

In the spring of 1963 Studs Terkel introduced Chicago radio listeners to an up-and-coming musician, not yet 22 years old, "a young folk poet who you …

James Brown Gives You Dancing Lessons: From The Funky Chicken to The Boogaloo

Don't go into this expecting Arthur Murray-level clarity of instruction. This is Soul Train-era James Brown, shaking way more than any simple …

Free: The Guggenheim Puts 65 Modern Art Books Online

On January 19th, Apple apparently plans to roll into The Guggenheim in New York City and announce plans to disrupt the textbook market. Big news? …

Art

A Master List of 700 Free Courses From Great Universities

During recent months, we've been busy enhancing what's now a list of 700 Free Online Courses from top universities. Here’s the lowdown: This master …