Here’s something a little experimental for you. We post many great culture links on our Twitter stream. But we realize that you don’t necessarily stay glued to Twitter … or even use it all. So a couple of times each week, we’ll give you our favorite culture links from around the web. If you like the idea (or not) let us know. Now to the links:
• Cannes gives Jean-Paul Belmondo the Palme d’Or more than 50 years after “Breathless”.
• Jim Henson died on this day in 1990. Some letters about his widely adored creation, the Muppets. By Letters of Note.
• The world’s most inspiring bookstores. A photo gallery.
• Stephen Hawking on heaven. “It’s a fairy story” for people afraid of death.
• Truman Capote on Marlon Brando in The NewYorker, 1957.
• Yale Digital Commons, a fantastic new online resource for art & artifacts.
• Lars von Trier stirs up Cannes with Hitler, Nazi quips.
• Kurt Vonnegut reads the beginning of Breakfast of Champions.
• Book covers that almost were. A NYTimes photo gallery.
• Bob Dylan: Writings 1968-2010 by Greil Marcus.
• The BBC’s essential guide to video editing.
• George Mason University professor helps create viral rap videos — about economics.
• William Burroughs, the beat writer, panned by the Turkish state.
• How Writers Build the Brand. The long tradition of self-promotion, from the Ancient Greeks to Hemingway.
Sources: @kirstinbutler, @pourmecoffee, @philosophybites, @jaredbkeller, @steverubel, @stevesilberman, @ebertchicago