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Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan Appear Together in Moving 1930 Newsreel http://goo.gl/08O0Lk
In the clip above, filmed roughly 83 years ago, Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan appear in the flesh. Captured in an old newsreel, Sullivan explains how Keller learned to talk and, in the final line, Helen movingly declares, 'I am not dumb now!'
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Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum http://goo.gl/k1AIYb
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.
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The CIA’s Style Manual & Writer’s Guide: 185 Pages of Tips for Writing Like a Spy http://goo.gl/aBMYlT
Along with toppling democratically elected governments, funneling money illegally to dubious political groups and producing pornographic movies about heads of state, the Central Intelligence Agency has also been fiendishly good at manipulating language.
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Flannery O’Connor’s Satirical Cartoons. Drawn During College. 1942-1945 http://goo.gl/DlSBEF
Sci-fi author B.C. Kowalski recently posted a short essay on why the advice to write every day is, for lack of a suitable euphemism, “bullshit.” Not that there’s anything wrong with it, Kowalski maintains. Only that it’s not the only way. It’s said Thackeray wrote every morning at dawn.
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The Turin Erotic Papyrus: The Oldest Known Depiction of Sex (Circa 1150 B.C.E.) http://goo.gl/r9x5I5  
With the old joke about every generation thinking they invented sex, Listverse brings us the papyrus above, the oldest depiction of sex on record.
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Are there no older depctions from India? 1150 BCE seems not THAT old for something so, well, natural ;-)
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William Faulkner’s Review of Hemingway’s The Old Man and the Sea (1952). One short paragraph: http://is.gd/OoOfOY  
In the mid-20th century, the two big dogs in the American literary scene were William Faulkner and Ernest Hemingway. Both were internationally revered, both were masters of the novel and the short story, and both won Nobel Prizes.
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Discover the Music Vault: A Massive YouTube Archive of 13,000 Live Concert Videos http://goo.gl/XgH8Ga  
The 90s are back to stay, not only in Seinfeld Emojis, and not only in Portland, but also in the glossy trappings of mass media retrospectives. We can add to VH-1’s I Love the 90s the new National Geographic survey “The ‘90s:
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Game of Thrones: A Great Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Show’s Visual Effects. It's pretty amazing what they can do with VFX. http://goo.gl/tQ40vO
Maybe you're a diehard Game of Thrones fan. Maybe you're not. Either way, you'll marvel at this behind-the-scenes video. The short clip was put together by Mackevision, one of the VFX (visual effects) studios that worked on Season 4 of the HBO series.
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Percussionist Marlon Brando Patented His Invention for Tuning Conga Drums http://cultr.me/1oHLwiR  
Maybe you knew about Marcel Duchamp's passion for chess. But did you know about Marlon Brando's passion for conga drums? Longtime fans may have first picked up on it in 1955, when the actor gave a microwave-link television tour of his Hollywood Hills home to Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person.
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Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide http://goo.gl/vYgKy3
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, before he became short-hand for a filmmaker cursed with cosmically bad luck, before he became the sole American member of seminal British comedy group Monty Python, Terry Gilliam made a name for himself creating odd animated bits for the UK series Do Not Adjust Your Set.
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Dutch Book From 1692 Documents Every Color Under the Sun: A Pre-Pantone Guide to Colors http://goo.gl/FIVO1O
In 1963, the Pantone corporation began publishing a bi-yearly color guide, which divides and categorizes every color under the sun.
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Read Online J.K. Rowling’s New Harry Potter Story: The First Glimpse of Harry as an Adult http://goo.gl/PHBbPN  
Quick note: Earlier this year, J. K. Rowling began writing new stories about the 2014 Quidditch World Cup Finals for Pottermore, the website for all things Harry Potter. Today, she followed up with a story that takes the form of an article published in The Daily Prophet:
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