Culture on Twitter

We’re find­ing lots of good cul­ture feeds on Twit­ter, and there’s bound to be many more. So we’re cre­at­ing an ini­tial list that we’ll keep adding to. If we’re miss­ing some­thing good, feel free to con­tact us and let us know

  • Open Cul­ture: The best cul­tur­al & edu­ca­tion­al media on the web.… if we can humbly say so.
  • BBC: Offi­cial BBC Twit­ter Account
  • Big Think: A glob­al forum con­nect­ing peo­ple and ideas.
  • Boing Boing: A direc­to­ry of won­der­ful things, includ­ing some great cul­tur­al bits.
  • ccLearn: Access to qual­i­ty edu­ca­tion for every­one, every­where, at any time. A divi­sion of Cre­ative Com­mons.
  • Com­posers’ Forum: For clas­si­cal music fans, a feed that con­nects com­posers and com­mu­ni­ties.
  • ForaTV: Bril­liant Ideas for Dis­course and Debate.
  • Freako­nom­ics: The book Freako­nom­ics has sold 3 mil­lion copies world­wide. This blog, begun in 2005, is meant to keep the con­ver­sa­tion going.
  • FSG Books: Every­thing com­ing out of Far­rar, Straus, and Giroux Books.
  • Futur­iz­ing Books:  What book pub­lish­ers are doing–and not doing–to stick around.
  • Harper­Stu­dio: an exper­i­men­tal imprint at Harper­Collins hop­ing to change the future of pub­lish­ing.
  • Harpers: An Amer­i­can gen­er­al inter­est mag­a­zine pub­lished from 1850.
  • Har­vard Press: Pub­lish­es non­fic­tion in the human­i­ties, social sci­ences, and sci­ences.
  • Inter­net Archive: A non-prof­it found­ed to build an Inter­net library, offer­ing per­ma­nent access to his­tor­i­cal col­lec­tions exist­ing in dig­i­tal for­mat.
  • From the weblog about the lib­er­al arts 2.0 edit­ed by Jason Kot­tke since March 1998.
  • LA Times Books: Lit­er­ary news & reviews from the Los Ange­les Times Jack­et Copy blog & Books sec­tion.
  • Large­Heart­ed­Boy: From the excel­lent music blog the fea­tures lots of free mp3s.
  • Lib­rivox: Free pub­lic domain audio­books
  • Maud New­ton: Occa­sion­al lit­er­ary links, amuse­ments, pol­i­tics and rants.
  • Met­Mu­se­um: The big art muse­um in NYC.
  • MoMA: anoth­er big one in NYC.
  • PBS Media Shift: Tracks how new media—from weblogs to pod­casts to cit­i­zen journalism—are chang­ing soci­ety and cul­ture.
  • Neil Gaiman: Writer of Star­dust, Good Omens, Amer­i­can Gods, Anan­si Boys, etc.
  • New York Times Arts: Arts and Enter­tain­ment News from
  • New York Times Books: Recent Crit­ics’ Picks, News and Author Inter­views by the Writ­ers and Blog­gers of
  • PBS Media Shift: Track how new media—from weblogs to pod­casts to cit­i­zen journalism—are chang­ing soci­ety and cul­ture.
  • Ready Steady Book: An inde­pen­dent book review web­site devot­ed to review­ing the very best books in lit­er­ary fic­tion, poet­ry, his­to­ry and phi­los­o­phy.
  • Research Channel: Remark­able speak­ers, researchers and schol­ars present rev­o­lu­tion­ary thoughts and dis­cov­er­ies on ResearchChan­nel.
  • Sun­dance: This is the offi­cial feed from the Sun­dance Film Fes­ti­val, hit­ting Park City, Utah each Jan­u­ary.
  • Tate: A fam­i­ly of four art gal­leries in the UK: Tate Britain, Tate Mod­ern, Tate Liv­er­pool and Tate St Ives.
  • TED Talks: The offi­cial feed of TEDTalks: Ideas worth spread­ing — new TEDTalks and news.
  • The Chron­i­cle of High­er Edu­ca­tion: The lead­ing news source for high­er edu­ca­tion.
  • The Econ­o­mist: Offi­cial Twit­ter site for The Econ­o­mist. Fol­low for new arti­cle and event post­ings, debate updates, inter­views and web­site devel­op­ments.
  • The Library of Con­gress: The largest library in the world, with mil­lions of books, record­ings, pho­tographs, maps and man­u­scripts in our col­lec­tions.
  • The New York­er: The New York­er is a week­ly mag­a­zine with a mix of report­ing of pol­i­tics and cul­ture, humor and car­toons, fic­tion and poet­ry, and reviews and crit­i­cism.
  • The New York Review of Books: The pre­mier lit­er­ary-intel­lec­tu­al mag­a­zine in the Eng­lish lan­guage.
  • The Sci­ence Chan­nel: Offers updates, net­work exclu­sives & break­ing sci­ence & tech news.
  • This Amer­i­can Life: Fol­low the great NPR radio show.
  • UChica­go Press: Pub­lish­ing fine books and jour­nals since 1891.
  • Utne Read­er: The best of the alter­na­tive press.
  • Wired: Cov­er­age of cur­rent and future trends in tech­nol­o­gy, and how they are shap­ing busi­ness, enter­tain­ment, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, sci­ence, pol­i­tics…
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