These cultural goodies (and others) flowed through our Twitter stream during the past week. Find us at @openculture … or Like us on Facebook.
- Being Ernest: John Walsh unravels the mystery behind Hemingway’s suicide.
- Listening to free jazz music online. A guide by the jazz critic for NPR’s Fresh Air.
- 230 Cultural Icons: Great thinkers, artists, writers, musicians in their own words. Big audio and video collection.
- Richard Dreyfuss reads the iTunes End-user license agreement. Dramatic!
- A Cheat’s Guide to James Joyce’s Ulysses: An irreverent simple chapter-by-chapter guide to the key events, characters and Homeric parallels.
- The 7 Greatest Stories in the History of Esquire Magazine… in Full.
- The 100 greatest non-fiction books, according to The Guardian.
- TS Eliot’s “The Waste Land” for iPad lovers. A big seller.
- Learn German. Take some introductory lessons with Deutsch -Warum Nicht? Also see Learn Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & 37 Other Languages
- ‘A Frightening Time in America’: An Interview with David Foster Wallace.
- A History of Modern Music: Critics chart the history of modern music, tackling a different genre each day and picking 50 key moments.
- The Real Mahatma Gandhi: Christopher Hitchens questions the moral heroism of India’s revered figure.
- Unexpected photos of historical figures. A fun collection.
- Fanhattan, a beautiful, versatile new iPad app that aims to be a navigator of available movies & tv shows.
- Carl Jung’s troubled relationship with Freud – and the Nazis.
- Woody Allen on the influence of JD Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
- Fritz Lang on the role of violence in movies.
- HG Wells meets Orson Welles for the first time. Vintage audio
- The 14 Biggest Ideas of the Year: A guide to intellectual trends shaping the US.
- Remarkable photos of Sylvia Plath interviewing Elizabeth Bowen, 1953.
- Not so famous Harvard dropouts revisited 40 years later.
- Neil Young performs with an 8-piece group of Nashville pros.
- Terry Gilliam Explains “Derivative” to a Child.
- Self portrait of Stanley Kubrick, an out-of-focus Jack Nicholson in foreground. Gallery: 23 photos.
- The Ascent of Money: A BBC Financial History of the World. 6-part documentary based on Niall Ferguson’s book.
- Internet Archive, a digital repository, to collect a print copy of every book ever published.
Sources: @TheAtlanticWire, @philosophybites, @kottke, @eugenephoto, @thebookslut, @hughmcguire, @opedr, @brainpicker, @webacion, @kristinbutler, @matthiasrascher.
Thanks for the History of Modern Music link – very good.