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Beautiful New Photo Book Documents Patti Smith’s Breakthrough Years in Music: Features Hundreds of Unseen Photographs | Open Culture

Patti Smith is always surprising her fans with new work and new opportunities to admire her commitment to art and activism. Source: Beautiful New Photo Book Documents Patti Smith’s Breakthrough Years in Music: Features Hundreds of Unseen Photographs | Open Culture

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Joni Mitchell Publishes a Book of Her Rarely Seen Paintings & Poetry | Open Culture

Joni Mitchell is a woman of many talents, too many for the label “singer-songwriter” to encompass. Source: Joni Mitchell Publishes a Book of Her Rarely Seen Paintings & Poetry | Open Culture

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Explore 1400 Paintings & Drawings by Vincent van Gogh–and Much More–at the Van Gogh Museum’s Online Collection | Open Culture

Readers will receive no prizes for guessing what they’ll find, broadly speaking, at the Van Gogh Museum. But they may well be surprised by the full scope of the Van Gogh and Van Gogh-related work and information on offer for their free perusal at the Van Gogh Museum’s online collection. Source: Explore 1400 Paintings & […]

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Behold the New York City Street Tree Map: An Interactive Map That Catalogues the 700,000 Trees Shading the Streets of New York City | Open Culture

It may sound odd, but one of the things I miss most about living in New York City is the ability to hop on a bus or train, or walk a few blocks from home, and end up lounging in a forest, the cacophony of traffic reduced to a dim hum, squirrels bounding around, birds […]

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Patti Smith Sings “People Have the Power” with a Choir of 250 Fellow Singers | Open Culture

To redeem the work of fools—Patti SmithAs protest songs go, ‘People Have the Power’ by Godmother of Punk Patti Smith and her late husband Fred Sonic Smith is a true upper. Source: Patti Smith Sings “People Have the Power” with a Choir of 250 Fellow Singers | Open Culture

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The First Music Streaming Service Was Invented in 1881: Discover the Théâtrophone | Open Culture

Every living adult has witnessed enough technological advancement in their lifetime to marvel at just how much has changed, and digital streaming and telecommunications happen to be areas where the most revolutionary change seems to have taken place. Source: The First Music Streaming Service Was Invented in 1881: Discover the Théâtrophone | Open Culture

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Novelist Cormac McCarthy Gives Writing Advice to Scientists … and Anyone Who Wants to Write Clear, Compelling Prose | Open Culture

As we pointed out back in 2017, Cormac McCarthy, author of such gritty, blood-drenched novels as Blood Meridian, Child of God, The Road, and No Country for Old Men, prefers the company of scientists to fellow writers. Source: Novelist Cormac McCarthy Gives Writing Advice to Scientists … and Anyone Who Wants to Write Clear, Compelling […]