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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