World Bank Open Data
January 22, 2015 - 9:06:08
World Bank Open Data: free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe.
Chronicling America: Library of Congress
November 30, 2014 - 10:43:01
Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.
59 Free Twitter Tools and Apps for Marketers
August 17, 2014 - 18:40:45
A wild variety of tools for all aspects of social media analysis.
City-Data.com - Stats about all US cities - real estate, relocation info, crime, house prices, cost of living, races, home value estimator, recent sales, income, photos, schools, maps, weather, neighborhoods, and more
May 24, 2014 - 7:04:25
By collecting and analyzing data from numerous sources, we're able to create detailed, informative profiles of all cities in the United States. From crime rates to weather patterns, you can find the data you're looking for on City-Data.com.
World Family Names
May 14, 2014 - 4:38:01
The maps, tables and information presented about names on this website are derived from the analysis of large databases of name records across the world. We do not have intimate knowledge of each name, and as such we cannot comment on the origins or locations of specific names beyond the information presented on this website.
635 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
March 22, 2014 - 10:08:47
Watch 635 movies free online. Includes classics, indies, film noir, documentaries and other films, created by some of our greatest actors, actresses and directors. The collection features films by Alfred Hitchcock, Orson Welles, Fritz Lang, Andrei Tarkovksy, John Huston, plus some early short films by Tarantino, Kubrick and Truffaut. You will also find masterful performances by Humphrey Bogart, Laurence Olivier, Audrey Hepburn, Edward G. Robinson, John Wayne and Bette Davis.
Anne Frank: The Only Existing Video Now Online - Open Culture
March 20, 2014 - 9:05:38
There’s no sound, and the clip only runs 20 seconds. But this is the only known footage of Anne Frank, and it’s now online. The Anne Frank House does a good job of setting the scene for the video taken on July 22, 1941. “The girl next door is getting married. Anne Frank is leaning out of the window of her house in Amsterdam to get a good look at the bride and groom… At the time of her wedding, the bride lived on the second floor at Merwedeplein 39. The Frank family lived at number 37, also on the second floor. The Anne Frank House can offer you this film footage thanks to the cooperation of the couple.” Find more videos on YouTube’s Anne Frank Channel. Also find this clip in our collection of YouTube Favorites.
The Harvard Classics: Download All 51 Volumes as Free eBooks - Open Culture
March 12, 2014 - 20:13:23
Every revolutionary age produces its own kind of nostalgia. Faced with the enormous social and economic upheavals at the nineteenth century’s end, learned Victorians like Walter Pater, John Ruskin, and Matthew Arnold looked to High Church models and played the bishops of Western culture, with a monkish devotion to preserving and transmitting old texts and traditions and turning back to simpler ways of life. It was in 1909, the nadir of this milieu, before the advent of modernism and world war, that The Harvard Classics took shape. Compiled by Harvard’s president Charles W. Eliot and called at first Dr. Eliot’s Five Foot Shelf, the compendium of literature, philosophy, and the sciences, writes Adam Kirsch in Harvard Magazine, served as a “monument from a more humane and confident time” (or so its upper classes believed), and a “time capsule…. In 50 volumes.”
A Story Of Healing - YouTube
March 12, 2014 - 11:56:54
In 1997, a film crew accompanied an Interplast volunteer surgical team to An Giang province in Vietnam's Mekong Delta.
A Story of Healing, earned the 1997 Academy Award for best documentary short subject.
Akira Kurosawa's 80-Minute Master Class on Making
March 12, 2014 - 11:54:45
"Take 'myself,'" wrote Akira Kurosawa, "subtract 'movies,' and the result is 'zero.'" Donald Richie, the 20th century's preeminent Western critic of Japanese film, quoted that line when writing a remembrance of the 20th century's preeminent Japanese filmmaker. "It was as though he thought he did not exist except through his movies," Richie's piece continues. "When I was writing my book about him, he sometimes complained that there was nothing to write about if I persisted in asking him about himself." Still, for insight into the mind of the director capable of such a range of masterpieces as Rashomon, Ikiru, Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, and Ran, you'd do well to read that book -- a volume about which the auteur himself had initially dubious feelings, granting his approval "only when he learned it was to be called The Films of Akira Kurosawa" -- and to watch A Message from Akira Kurosawa: For Beautiful Movies, a 2000 documentary built around a series of interviews Kurosawa (for most of his career "famously uncooperative with the media") granted late in life.