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Jazz on the Tube: An Archive of 2,000 Classic Jazz Videos (and Much More)

What is the current state of jazz, you ask? You might ask genre-bending musician/producer/rapper Stephen Ellison, aka Flying Lotus, who also happens …

The Surreal Short Films of Louis C.K., 1993-1999

To some fans of his not-exactly-a-sitcom <i>Louie</i>, Louis C.K. simply appeared a few years ago, fully formed and acclaimed by his peers as perhaps the …

How J.K. Rowling Plotted Harry Potter with a Hand-Drawn Spreadsheet

At the height of the Harry Potter novels' popularity, I asked a number of people why those books in particular enjoyed such a devoted readership. …

Nymphomaniac Vols I & II – review | Mark Kermode

Watching <i>Nymphomaniac</i> raises several thorny questions. How seriously should we take Lars von Trier? Is there a difference between art and porn? Does it need to be this long? Do we really have to use that brackety/vulva (<i>Nymph( )maniac</i>) title gag? And, most pressingly, what the hell is up with Shia …

Even Dead, Really Nasty Pets Are Still ... Um ... Trouble

The Inmans had a parrot. Grump (that was his name) was horrible, angry, scheming and nasty. But he was their parrot so they couldn't shoot him. Instead he lived in their house, soiled their mail, stole their fried chicken and, every so often, bit. Then, finally, he died.<p>Sort of.<p>This is the story of …

Download Over 300+ Free Art Books From the Getty Museum

Yesterday, we wrote about the Wellcome Library’s opening up of its digital archives and making over 100,000 medical images freely available online. …

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Learn Latin, Old English, Sanskrit, Classical Greek & Other Ancient Languages in 10 Lessons

I receive weekly reminders of my linguistic ignorance whenever I read anything by authors fluent in Latin. How could I not, whenever Clive James …

1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities

Download 1,300 free courses from Stanford, Yale, MIT, Harvard, Berkeley and other great universities to your computer or mobile device. Over 45,000 …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Bullied for Not Believing in God

Despite secularism and atheism being on the rise, some areligious students feel discriminated against—at times violently. Now teachers across the U.S. are creating Secular Safe Zones to "curtail anti-atheist bullying, discrimination, and social isolation."<p>Earlier this year, while no one was …

California school district hires firm to monitor students' social media

A suburban Los Angeles school district is now looking at the public postings on social media by middle and high school students, searching for possible violence, drug use, bullying, truancy and suicidal threats.<p>The district in Glendale, California, is paying $40,500 to a firm to monitor and report …

Merrill Lynch settles US race discrimination suit for $160m

<b>Brokerage giant Merrill Lynch has settled a racial discrimination lawsuit for $160m (£103.1m), which could affect as many as 1,200 employees in the US.</b><p>It is one of the largest sums ever paid in a discrimination suit.<p>"We are working toward a very positive resolution of a lawsuit filed in 2005," said …

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Virginia Woolf’s Handwritten Suicide Note: A Painful and Poignant Farewell (1941)

It seems like a very morbid and inhuman practice to treat the suicide note as a piece of literature, even if the author of said note is a writer as …

Fritz Lang’s M: The Restored Version of the Classic 1931 Film

When Jean-Luc Godard asked the Austrian filmmaker Fritz Lang in 1961 to name his greatest film, the one most likely to last, Lang did not …

A Holy Trinity of Pop Music

Pop culture anniversaries are tricky things. Celebrate too many and you seem like a sap. Celebrate too few and you seem like you have no sense of history. You have to pick and choose. In that spirit, we bring you this thirtieth-anniversary video clip, taken from an August 20, 1983, James Brown …

Watch John Cleese as Sherlock Holmes in The Strange Case of the End of Civilization as We Know It

Here's something to lighten your day a little: Monty Python's John Cleese as Sherlock Holmes in the 1977 British television film <i>The Strange Case of</i> …

'The Wind Rises': Hayao Miyazaki's new film stirs controversy

"The Wind Rises," Hayao Miyazaki's first feature directorial effort in five years, will premiere at the Venice and Toronto film festivals in coming weeks, and a new trailer has piqued the curiosity of the 72-year-old animator's devoted fan base.<p>But "The Wind Rises," or "Kaze Tachinu," has already …

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Werner Herzog texting while driving documentary "From One Second to the Next" is worth watching. (VIDEO)

"From One Second to the Next," the rather unlikely film below, came together when AT&T approached the legendary German filmmaker Werner Herzog and …

Simone de Beauvoir Explains “Why I’m a Feminist” in a Rare TV Interview (1975)

In Simone de Beauvoir’s 1945 novel <i>The Blood of Others</i>, the narrator, Jean Blomart, reports on his childhood friend Marcel’s reaction to the word …