What cultural goodies did we tweet (and re-tweet) on our Twitter stream during the past week? Here are the highlights. Follow us on Twitter at @openculture to get the rest, or Like us on Facebook. We’ll keep you plugged into mind-expanding culture every day.
Albert Camus Killed by the KGB? For criticizing the Soviet Union?
Telegram Sent by Noel Coward to Agatha Christie in 1957. Found by furniture restorer in her old bureau.
Early Hitchcock Film Found In New Zealand. Article here. Watch Hitchcock films online here.
Charles Mingus: The jazz legend on how to toilet train your cat.
Why I Write (1946): George Orwell details his personal journey to becoming a writer. (Get Orwell’s 1984 & Animal Farm in text & audio here.)
An American Girl in Italy: Ruth Orkin’s iconic photo 60 years later. Stoic independence or sheer vulnerability?
Creative Commons Images and You: A quick guide for image users.
The New Yorker‘s Free App for Arts and Culture Event Listings. Download for Android and iOS.
Fox Plans To Bring Back ‘Cosmos’ Science Series. The host will be astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The Worst Gig We Ever Played: Musicians on their on-stage lows.
The History of the Berlin Wall in 33 Photos: Der Spiegel’s photo essay marks the 50th anniversary of its building.
“Stuff about Kubrick:” A great set of random links that will satisfy any Stanley Kubrick fan.
The Strangest Dream: Documentary about the only man who left the Manhattan Project for moral reasons.
Foreign Language Lessons by the Peace Corps: Arabic in Jordan, Russian in Kazakhstan, Mandarin in China, etc. (Don’t miss our extensive collection, Learn Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & More.)
Who Are You Calling “Suckers”? Humanities grad students strike back!
Martha Nussbaum on Morality & Disgust: From the Open University’s Multiculturalism Bites podcast. Listen.
Escher Painting Refracted in a Drop of Falling Water. Photo.
How Ancient Greek Statues Really Looked: Courtesy of ultraviolet light.
Movie Footage from Charlie Chaplin’s 77th birthday. Recorded in 1966.
Historical Photos of the Statue of Liberty: See it being built in 1886. It’s now closing for renovation.
Peter Bogdanovich on Why John Ford’s The Searchers may be the greatest western ever. Don’t miss 25 Free John Wayne films here, mostly all westerns.
At the Tomb of Tutankhamen: Photos were originally published in the May 1923 National Geographic magazine shortly after the tomb’s discovery.
William Faulkner Goes to First Hockey Game and Records His Impressions: Written in Sports Illustrated, 1955.
Big Interview with (and 2 Poems by) Philip Levine: Just named the 18th U.S. Poet Laureate.
It’s the Economy, Dummkopf! Michael Lewis looks at Germany’s role in the Eurozone crisis.
Sources: @matthiasrascher, @webacion, @WFMU, @emediavitals, @philosophybites, @coudal, @eugenephoto, @brainpicker