25 Great Culture Links: Open Culture Beat No. 9

What cultural goodies did we tweet (and re-tweet) on our Twitter stream in recent days? 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 quality culture every day.

  • Haruki Murakami's New Story, “Town of Cats.” Published in last week's New Yorker.
  • 10 Things Henri Cartier-Bresson Can Teach You About Street Photography. Here it goes.
  • Paul Simon Performs 'Sound of Silence.' A somber and fitting performance at the 9/11 Memorial.
  • Read J.D. Salinger's Words Before They Disappear. Backstory here. Actual Salinger letter here.
  • Listen to a Free Audiobook of The 9/11 Commission Report. Plus other related materials. Audio.
  • Agatha Christie and Her Surf Board, 1922. Groovy photo.
  • Understanding Dostoyevsky Courtesy of Woody Allen: It's all about existentialism.
  • Hubble Captures Time-Lapse Videos Of Stars Being Born. Mind-blowing NASA video.
  • Stream Music Courtesy of the David Lynch Foundation. Listen to original music by Alanis Morissette, Tom Waits, Dave Stewart, etc.
  • Joan Didion's "Some Dreamers of the Golden Dream." Now online.
  • Salvador Dali’s Vogue Covers. Produced mostly in the 1930s and 40s.
  • Jonathan Lethem Introduces Lost Rolling Stone Interview with Clint Eastwood. Read it here.
  • Ernest Hemingway’s Early Life in Letters. Vintage photos.
  • Photo of Katharine Hepburn after the Hurricane of 1938. Click images to enlarge.
  • Frank Zappa Speaks Out for Dental Hygiene. A humorous public service announcement circa 1981.
  • Louis CK Pays Tribute to George Carlin at The New York Public Library. A little NSFW, of course!
  • Malcolm Gladwell: How Different are Dogfighting and Football? His latest in The New Yorker. Text.
  • Letter of Recommendation Written for 16 Year Old Orson Welles. "He's talented to the point of genius."
  • Hannah Arendt's Challenge to Adolf Eichmann. Judith Butler writes in The Guardian
  • The Best Muppet Show Beatles Covers. Fun.
  • Amazing Shot of the Surface of Mars. Captured by the Rover Opportunity on Aug 9.
  • 30 Amazing Stanley Kubrick Cinemagraphs. Photos.
  • Leonardo Mural in Florence, a Lost Masterpiece, May Soon Be Revealed. The story
  • Space Oddity, A Children’s Book Inspired By David Bowie’s Classic Song. Image collection here.
  • Steven Soderbergh to Leave Hollywood. Confirms plans to become a painter.
  • A History of Ireland in 100 Objects. Starts with Mesolithic Fish Trap, ca. 5000BC

Sources: @matthiasrascher,  @kottke,  @coudal,  @craigmod,  @thebookslut,  @thedailyMUBI, @brainpicker, @Criterion,  @ebertchicago


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