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March 7, 2012 6:18 PM   Subscribe

290 cultural Icons in their own words - a nicely curated collection of audio & video clips of great artists, writers & thinkers ... Einstein, Eliot, Beckett, Nabakov, Malcom X, Muddy Waters, Georgia O'Keefe, Zora Neale Hurston & 282 more
posted by madamjujujive (8 comments total) 47 users marked this as a favorite
Bookmarked, thanks!
posted by safetyfork at 6:45 PM on March 7, 2012

Working my way through right now. James Baldwin and Saul Bass are good clicks, too. It's an impressive collection.
posted by figment of my conation at 7:39 PM on March 7, 2012

figment of my conation, I second the Baldwin - I watched it earlier and have been watching Baldwin clips since.

This is an incredible gem and I wonder how it is I had never seen it before:
Has the American dream been achieved at the expense of the American Negro - James Baldwin vs William Buckley 1965 at the Cambridge Union Society.

I am only partly through it and I am sure I will watch it more than once.
posted by madamjujujive at 8:19 PM on March 7, 2012 [1 favorite]

I'm glad you posted this. And I like it 10x better than TEDrones,
posted by wallstreet1929 at 9:01 PM on March 7, 2012

Wow, wotta link. Thanks mjj!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:59 PM on March 7, 2012

Guilt free? No. But awesome.
posted by jwhite1979 at 3:23 AM on March 8, 2012

This is great -- thanks!
posted by Houstonian at 5:28 AM on March 8, 2012

Johnny Depp, but no Buddy Guy?
posted by VicNebulous at 7:12 AM on March 8, 2012

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