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A Free Yale Course on Medieval History: 700 Years in 22 Lectures

In 22 lectures, Yale historian Paul Freedman takes you on a 700 year tour of medieval history. Moving from 284–1000 AD, this free online course …

Medieval

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

An Epic Retelling of the Great Chinese Novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms: 110 Free Episodes and Counting

<i>Romance of the Three Kingdoms</i> is considered one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature, and its literary influence in East Asia …

Asia

School of Visual Arts Presents 99 Hours of Free Photography Lectures

FYI: Last week, photographer Dan Culberson flagged on Reddit a trove of free photography lectures available on School of Visual Arts' rich YouTube …

Photography

10 of the best new graphic design tools for March

If logo design gets you going, we’ve got a number of top resources for you this month. Pentagram partner Michael Beirut discusses the “hyperbolic …

Hundreds of Vintage Posters Are Now Available to Download and Print 100% Free

Soviet propaganda, old liqueurs, and advertisements for 60s airlines— start your printers!<p>If the posters of today still had the look of those of yesteryear, would they still get tagged and trolled as often? Much work today, it seems, lacks the graphic audacity of yore, opting instead for forms and …

Watch an Epic, 4-Hour Video Essay on the Making & Mythology of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks

If you’re like me, every little bit of information doled out for the upcoming third season of <i>Twin Peaks</i> is like a series of clues found along a dark …

Learn Digital Photography with Harvard University’s Free Online Course

Since the taking of the very first photograph in 1826, photography has developed, as it were, in ways hardly imaginable to its first few generations …

The American Novel Since 1945: A Free Yale Course on Novels by Nabokov, Kerouac, Morrison, Pynchon & More

Taught by professor Amy Hungerford, <i>The American Novel Since 1945</i> offers an introduction to the fertile literary period that followed World War II. …

Literature

Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner: A Free Yale Course

This course taught by Yale professor Wai Chee Dimock examines major works by three iconic American authors--Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, …

Literature

David Lynch Draws a Map of Twin Peaks (to Help Pitch the Show to ABC)

"How did this even get on the air?" Both the die-hard fans and bewildered haters asked that question about <i>Twin Peaks</i>, David Lynch and Mark Frost's …

Jorge Luis Borges’ Favorite Short Stories (Read 7 Free Online)

<i>Image by Grete Stern via Wikimedia Commons</i><p>In Jorge Luis Borges’ short story “The Library of Babel,” the titular library contains “all that it is …

Modern Art Was Used As a Torture Technique in Prison Cells During the Spanish Civil War

We've all got those friends or family members who consider "modern art" a form of torture. Next time they complain about an exhibition you bring them …

Invisible Cities Illustrated: Three Artists Paint Every City in Italo Calvino’s Classic Novel

The medieval travelogue presents present-day writers and artists with an abundance of material. Writing in an age when the boundaries between fiction …

Literature

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 …

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

Fascinating Making-of GRAVITY Featurette