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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