John Milton’s Hand Annotated Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio: A New Discovery by a Cambridge Scholar | Open Culture

Perhaps the most well-read writer of his time, English poet John Milton “knew the biblical languages, along with Homer’s Greek and Vergil’s Latin,” notes the NYPL. He likely had Dante’s Divine Comedy in mind when he wrote Paradise Lost. Source: John Milton's Hand Annotated Copy of Shakespeare's First Folio: A New Discovery by a Cambridge Scholar … Continue reading John Milton’s Hand Annotated Copy of Shakespeare’s First Folio: A New Discovery by a Cambridge Scholar | Open Culture

NASA Enlists Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell & 350 Other Artists to Visually Document America’s Space Program | Open Culture

It’s hard to imagine that the space-crazed general public needed any help getting worked up about astronauts and NASA in the early 60s.Perhaps the wild popularity of space-related imagery is in part what motivated NASA administrator James Webb to create the NASA Art Program in 1962. Source: NASA Enlists Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell & 350 Other Artists … Continue reading NASA Enlists Andy Warhol, Annie Leibovitz, Norman Rockwell & 350 Other Artists to Visually Document America’s Space Program | Open Culture

David Bowie Picks His 12 Favorite David Bowie Songs: Listen to Them Online | Open Culture

Admit it, your list of favorite Bowie songs is full of the big hits. Hell, maybe it’s all hits; there’s no shame in that. Digging deep into the crates will yield many an overlooked surprise, many a subtle sleeper, cut-up classic, and electronic experiment. Source: David Bowie Picks His 12 Favorite David Bowie Songs: Listen … Continue reading David Bowie Picks His 12 Favorite David Bowie Songs: Listen to Them Online | Open Culture

Leonardo da Vinci’s Huge Notebook Collections, the Codex Forster, Now Digitized in High-Resolution: Explore Them Online | Open Culture

It may seem like a bizarre question, but indulge me for a moment: could it be possible that the most famous artist of the Renaissance and maybe in all of art history, Leonardo da Vinci, is an underrated figure? Source: Leonardo da Vinci's Huge Notebook Collections, the Codex Forster, Now Digitized in High-Resolution: Explore Them Online … Continue reading Leonardo da Vinci’s Huge Notebook Collections, the Codex Forster, Now Digitized in High-Resolution: Explore Them Online | Open Culture