New Animation: Hunter S. Thompson Talks with Studs Terkel About the Hell’s Angels & The Outlaw Life

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Blank on Blank returns with an animation of another lost interview from the Studs Terkel Radio Archive. This time, they’re breathing new life into a conversation Terkel had with Hunter S.

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Life and Death of an Espresso Shot: Choose Your Soundtrack

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Some YouTuber posted online a pretty nice clip of an espresso shot being pulled from a La Marzocco FB80 espresso machine at 120 frames per second. They recommend muting the sound, then putting on your own music. I gave it a quick shot with the famous soundtrack for Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Readers often ask us, “What’s the best way to make sure that I don’t miss any of your posts?” First and foremost we recommend signing up for our daily email. Each day, you will receive an email that tidily wraps up everything we’ve featured on the site over a 24 hour period.

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50% Off Criterion Films Until 2pm ET Today (October 10)

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A quick heads up for film buffs. For the next 12 hours — or until 2pm ET on Friday October 10 — you can get 50% off Blu-rays and DVDs in the Criterion Collection if you use the promo code SPIKE.
Criterion specializes in selling “important classic and contemporary films” to film aficionados.

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45 Massive Open Online Courses Getting Started in July: Enroll in a MOOC Today

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MOOCs on the beach? Why not. New MOOCs are getting started, even during the dog days of summer. You can find 45 courses getting going this month. They’re all captured on our complete and frequently-updated list of Massive Open Online Courses.

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Support Metafilter

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A couple of years ago, I was asked to name the first five sites I visit each day. Without pause, I rattled off Metafilter, a crowdsourced blog where intelligent contributors highlight interesting things and answer each other’s questions.

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Watch David Brenner (RIP) Make the First of His 158 Appearances on The Tonight Show in 1971

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News just hit the wires that comedian David Brenner (1936-2014) died at his home today at the age of 78. Cancer was apparently the cause.
Born in Philadelphia, Brenner started out a documentary filmmaker, but eventually launched a career as a comedian.

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How to Follow Open Culture Posts: Daily Email & RSS Are Gold, Twitter Is an Option, Forget About Facebook

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Readers often ask us, “What’s the best way to make sure that I don’t miss any of your posts?” The answer, right now, is pretty clear: Sign up for our daily email. Each day, you will receive an email that tidily wraps up everything we’ve featured on the site over a 24 hour period. Faithfully it will appear in your inbox each day.

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The Great Courses (Formerly The Teaching Company) Offers 70% Off Every Course on Cyber Monday

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Here’s a holiday season deal worth mentioning. The Great Courses (formerly The Teaching Company) is offering 70% off every course today, until midnight. If you’re not familiar with it, the company provides a very nice service. They travel across the U.S.

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Newly-Released Thelonious Monk Live Recording, ‘Paris 1969,’ Now Streaming Free for a Limited Time

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A quick heads up: Last week we told you all about how Thelonious Monk flubbed his first concert in Paris in 1954 and then made a triumphant return in 1969. The ’69 concert has just been released as a new CD, but, for a limited time, you can hear it streaming online,  from start to finish, for free.

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