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1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns | Open Culture

Watch 1150 quality movies online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries showcasing the talent of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. Source: 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns | Open Culture

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You Can Sleep in an Edward Hopper Painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts: Is This the Next New Museum Trend? | Open Culture

Let’s pretend our Fairy Art Mother is granting one wish—to spend the night inside the painting of your choice.What painting will we each choose, and why?Will you sleep out in the open, undisturbed by lions, a la Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy? Source: You Can Sleep in an Edward Hopper Painting at the Virginia Museum of Fine […]

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The Virtual Choir: Watch a Choir Conductor Digitally Unite 3500 Singers from Around the World | Open Culture

For decades we’ve been hearing promises about how communication technology will one day eliminate distance itself, making everyone around the globe feel as if they might as well be in the same room. Source: The Virtual Choir: Watch a Choir Conductor Digitally Unite 3500 Singers from Around the World | Open Culture

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Bowie’s Bookshelf: A New Essay Collection on The 100 Books That Changed David Bowie’s Life | Open Culture

Like some rock stars of his generation, David Bowie had a literary cast of mind; unlike most of those colleagues, he also made his association with books explicit. Source: Bowie’s Bookshelf: A New Essay Collection on The 100 Books That Changed David Bowie’s Life | Open Culture

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The Entire History of the British Isles Animated: 42,000 BCE to Today | Open Culture

The United Kingdom is a confusing place for many people, and their not-quite-answered questions about it go all the way to what does and does not constitute the United Kingdom in the first place. Source: The Entire History of the British Isles Animated: 42,000 BCE to Today | Open Culture

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How to Find Silence in a Noisy World | Open Culture

Pauline Oliveros in her 1974 “Sonic Meditations,” a set of instructions for what she called deep listening. “Walk so silently that the bottom of your feet become ears.” Listening to silence opens up rich new worlds of sound. It can be a life-changing experience. Source: How to Find Silence in a Noisy World | Open […]

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Women Scientists Launch a Database Featuring the Work of 9,000 Women Working in the Sciences | Open Culture

“Why are there so few women in science?” has almost become a tiresome refrain over the years, given how little the answers engage with the thousands of female scientists working all over the world. “Too often,” writes the project 500 Women Scientists, “high-profile articles, conference panels, and boards are filled with a disproportionate number of […]