Open Culture Beat No. 3

These cul­tur­al good­ies (and oth­ers) flowed through our Twit­ter stream dur­ing the past week. Find us at @openculture … or Like us on Face­book.

•Cult film­mak­er John Waters talks about his trans­gres­sive humor, odd­ball lifestyle, and what inspires him.

•Aussie stu­dent finds uni­verse’s ‘miss­ing mass,’ a prob­lem that puz­zled astro­physi­cists for decades.

•Lik­ing Is for Cow­ards. Go for What Hurts. Op-ed by Jonathan Franzen in The New York Times.

Mladic the Mon­ster by Christo­pher Hitchens.

•Lost E.E. Cum­mings Poem Dis­cov­ered. Sto­ry pro­filed in The Awl.

•What If Walt Whit­man Wrote For Groupon? Whit­man’s birth­day was yes­ter­day. Read it here.

•1964: Ken Kesey pens let­ter to The New York Times defend­ing Broad­way adap­ta­tion of One Flew Over The Cuck­oo’s Nest.

•Lars von Tri­er inter­viewed short­ly after get­ting boot­ed from Cannes. 2 Parts.

•Cros­by, Nash & Young reunite on Late Night; Sing a Miley Cyrus song. Wink.

•A.O. Scott reviews “The Tree of Life,” Palme d’Or win­ner at Cannes. See trail­er here.

•Pete Town­shend pro­filed in longish Econ­o­mist piece. New auto­bi­og­ra­phy com­ing out this fall.

•What is the IMF any­way? The always great Plan­et Mon­ey explains. Audio.

•Yale gives hon­orary degrees to direc­tor Mar­tin Scors­ese and writer Joan Did­ion.

•Egypt­ian pyra­mids found by infra-red satel­lite images.

•Lady Gaga Takes Tea With Stephen Fry.

•How Pop­u­lar Sci­ence mag­a­zine has cov­ered the The­o­ry of Evo­lu­tion since 1923.

•Lind­say Lohan’s newest movie is an art project. Yes, her career has got­ten that bad!

•4th-Grade ‘Pale­on­tol­o­gists’ Dis­cov­er 11,500-Year-Old Mastodon Hair.

•Fass­binder’s sci-fi mas­ter­piece “World on a Wire” has been restored. See the trail­er.

•The most-reject­ed pub­lished nov­el­ist in his­to­ry dies at 74.

•Rousseau’s doc­u­ments put on the UNESCO Mem­o­ry of the World reg­is­ter.

•Sum­mer Read­ing List: 10 Essen­tial Books for Cog­ni­tive Sun­shine, cour­tesy of Brain­Pick­ings.

•Want a col­lege edu­ca­tion? There’s an app for that.

•The Most Well-Read Cities in Amer­i­ca. A list pub­lished by

•Paul Ther­oux on the con­cept of being a stranger in dif­fer­ent coun­tries and lan­guages.

•George­town releas­es study show­ing how dif­fer­ent col­lege majors trans­late to earn­ings.

These cul­tur­al good­ies (and oth­ers) flowed through our Twit­ter stream dur­ing the past week. Find us at @openculture.

Sources for this edi­tion of Open Cul­ture Beat include: @paulconley,  @opedr,  @webacion,  @ebertchicago,  @kristinbutler,  @sheerly,  @stevesilberman, @philosophybites, @matthiasrascher.

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