Boyhood

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Have been a fan of the director Richard Linklater for years since he made the trio of films: Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, and Before Midnight. This time, however, he has done something quite extraordinary. He directed and wrote a film that took place over the course of 12 years, filming the same actors as they age and letting the story unfold as it will. This incredible film will move you in ways no other film has. It’s about all of us, and life.

Duolingo

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Duolingo is a free language learning platform. It is available online and through apps. They currently list the following languages you can learn for free: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Irish, Russian, Turkish, Hungarian, Polish, and Romanian. You can connect with friends who are also learning and compete with their progress, and therefore, motivate you to keep up the coursework. This is part of the free online education revolution. Changing the way we learn.

  • Check it out:
  • Échale un vistazo:
  • Vérifiez-le:
  • Hör zu:
  • Confira:
  • Seiceáil sé amach:
  • Проверьте это:
  • Bunu kontrol et:
  • Ellenőrizze, hogy ki:
  • Sprawdź to:

https://www.duolingo.com/

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Chef

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Chef is an indie film written and directed by Jon Favreau. And in this summer of comic heroes and robots, it’s nice to see a film about following one’s passion and finding family and friends along the way. One of the best films of the summer. It offers up something a little unexpected, like a new restaurant you happen across after a long day on the beach. And the soundtrack is excellent. El Jefe!

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And look, you can even find the recipes from the film online:

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StoryCorps

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We listen to StoryCorps every week. Available through NPR stations, online, or through the StoryCorps podcast. We call it “StoryCry” because it seems that every story is touching and impactful. Perhaps a lesson for us all is that we all have stories to tell. This group is just making sure many of them are recorded and preserved.

From the StoryCorps website:

StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide people of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and preserve the stories of our lives.

Since 2003, StoryCorps has collected and archived more than 45,000 interviews with nearly 90,000 participants. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to share, and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, and millions listen to our weekly broadcasts on NPR’s Morning Edition and on our Listen pages.

We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, strengthen and build the connections between people, teach the value of listening, and weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that every life matters. At the same time, we will create an invaluable archive of American voices and wisdom for future generations.

In the coming years we will build StoryCorps into an enduring institution that will touch the lives of every American family.

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http://storycorps.org/