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Quentin Tarantino Creates a List of His 20 Favorite Spaghetti Westerns. If you like a good western, you'll want to take note.
Like many film fans, I grew up familiar with the term 'Spaghetti western,' but I'd nearly reached adulthood before figuring out what, exactly, America's most popular Italian dish had to do with America's once-most popular movie genre.
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Download 422 Free Art Books from the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Why pay $118 for an art book, whey you can download it for free? 
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry.
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Umberto Eco’s Guide, "How To Write a Thesis," is Now Out in English. It's witty, irreverent & often practical.
Image by Università Reggio Calabria, released under a C BY-SA 3.0 license. In general, the how-to book—whether on beekeeping, piano-playing, or wilderness survival—is a dubious object, always running the risk of boring readers into despairing apathy or hopelessly perplexing them with complexity.
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On Her 100th Birthday, Watch Rock Pioneer Rosetta Tharpe Wow Audiences With Her Gospel Guitar http://goo.gl/JSbisf
The “British Invasion” as a historical phenomenon, has achieved a status almost like that of Paul Revere’s ride, a watershed moment condensed to a singular image:
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Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour Through Ancient Rome, 320 C.E. 
Christian churches were being built.' Rome Reborn offers, declared Matthias Rascher, 'a truly stunning bird’s-eye view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there.' You may also remember our posts on video analyses of great works of art by Khan Academy's Smarthistory.
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In 1981, Philip K Dick Made Predictions for the Future. They're pretty off the wall. Example:

By year 2000, an alien virus, brought back by an interplanetary ship, will decimate the population of Earth, but leave the colonies on Luna and Mars.
Philip K. Dick died in 1982, but readers — more readers than ever, in all probability — still thrill to his daring, unconventional imagination, and how tightly he could weave the inventions of that imagination into mundane reality.
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Puppets of Fyodor Dostoevsky​, Charles Dickens​ & Edgar Allan Poe​ Star in a 1950s Educational Science Film by Legendary Filmmaker Frank Capra. 
Produced between 1956 and 1964 by AT&T, the Bell Telephone Science Hour TV specials anticipate the literary zaniness of The Muppet Show and the scientific enthusiasm of Cosmos.
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The (Urban) Legend of Ernest Hemingway’s 6-Word Story: “For sale, Baby shoes, Never used.” http://goo.gl/TJ0B6h  
A piercingly dark piece of writing, taking the heart of a Dickens or Dostoevsky novel and carving away all the rest, Ernest Hemingway’s six-word story---fabled forerunner of flash- and twitter-fiction---is shorter than many a story’s title: For sale, Baby shoes, Never used.
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+Steve Caunce You have really challenged me and given me something to think about. I don't want to agree. I always put the art first; as a writer I would like to write the last word and step into the shadows. My first book was a memoir about battling manic depression, but I didn't view it as being about me so much as about dealing with the illness, my own life was simply the grist. If I could have avoided the spotlight I would have. But we are speaking now only of my needs and wants, not those of the audience. Thank you for this troubling, yet worthwhile, idea.
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Watch the “Youngest String Quartet Ever” Perform Vivaldi, Michael Jackson & Katy Perry. Only 7 and 8 years old.
They're billed as 'the youngest string quartet ever.' The kids began playing in The Joyous String Quartet when they were four years old.
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Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe. Includes guided tours to neighborhoods rich with street art. 
Circling Birdies by Cheko, Granada Spain Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing the tally to 10,000, with coordinates pinpointing exact locations on all five continents (though as of this writing, things are a bit thin on the ground in Africa).
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A Mesmerizing Supercut of the First and Final Frames of 55 Movies, Played Side by Side.
On his Vimeo page, Jacob T. Swinney frames his pretty remarkable supercut with these words: What can we learn by examining only the first and final shot of a film? This video plays the opening and closing shots of 55 films side-by-side.
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When You Use Lorem Ipsum, You're Mashing Up the Words of  Cicero. Didn’t know that til now. 
Image via The Digital Fishbowl In high school, the language I most fell in love with happened to be a dead one: Latin. Sure, it’s spoken at the Vatican, and when I first began to study the tongue of Virgil and Catullus, friends joked that I could only use it if I moved to Rome.
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