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Welcome to SITE UNSEEN. This is a page devoted to interesting links and sites on the internet. Most are of an educational and resource nature but not all. There are currently 66 sites/links, but it would be great to have more. Please recommend some to us via e-mail. Enjoy.
Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. It's the Bible for clear writing. And it's all online. Study it closely and you'll write like the wind. (NOTE: there are hundreds of complete works of literature on this site. Don't buy anything until you see if it's available here.)
All the important rhetorical terms and how they're used. It's an essential site for anyone who wants to get serious about writing.
An excellent site for learning about the personal essay
This clear and concise site shows you how to organize and develop a thesis.
If you need to know or use any literary terms in your writing, here they are.
Check out what writers in Europe are doing these days and read in-depth reviews of their books.
All the major and minor literary terms. From "mood" to "mot juste," from "persona" to "pleonasm."
Online collection of 381 classic and contemporary essays.
These people warehouse a whole list of creative writing contests. Check them out. You can't win of you don't enter.
An excellent site for fallacies that people use in arguments.
A simple and clear explanation of the rhetorical triangle and how it works.
Billy Collins, America's poet laureate, has created a great site for easy to read contemporary poems. Click to the Library of Congress and then click the "Poetry 180" box
Need to find out something about famous American poets and/or want to read a half dozen or so of their representative works? Check out this great site.
The Electronic Poetry Center. Over 100 post-modern writers. Check out "Reflections of Ways to Improve Death" by Raymond Federman,"14 Stations" by Jerome Rothenberg and John Cage's Quotations. That should give you a feel for this cutting edge site.
Very extensive collection of contemporary poets--mostly British and American--but there are also selections from the major world poets: Neruda, Apollinaire, Milosz, Vallejo. Check out David Wagoner's "The Shooting of John Dillinger Outside the Biograph Theater, July 22, 1934"
Biographies and in-dept essays on the selected poems of 161 modern American poets. Excellent for analyzing a poem. Unfortunately, the full text of the selected poems are seldom displayed.
A basic guide to literary terms. There are dozens of these sites on the web. This is a good place to start.
Wonderful collection of videos of all sorts of average people talking about and then reading famous poems.
A delightful site--a poem a day for American High Schools
280,000 movie reviews. It's the king of movie review sites.
Every ten years this magazine publishes a list of the best films of all time. Check out what the best critics and directors in the world think this time. Assembled 2002.
This is a virtual tour of the Louvre museum in Paris. Just one of the many great virtual tours in the web.
Links to 5,000 museums all around the world.
A great site to see some of the best photographs ever taken. Almost 1,000. Including articles and biographies.
This site explores how advertisers use propaganda to sell their product. As in informed citizen you should be aware of these clever and insidious tricks they use to get you to believe and/or buy what you SEE.
Here is the opening sentence that explains Burning Man. "Trying to explain what Burning Man is to someone who has never been to the event is a bit like trying to explain what a particular color looks like to someone who is blind." Check it out.
13-year-old world famous fashion blogger? Why not?
A clear and lucid explanation of the "cosmological constant" as we celebrate 100 years of the ideas of the Albert Einstein.
Over million members. I use it to find new music but it's basically an online social network community. Rupert Murdoch owns it. Google him.
There are over 500,000,000 people using this social network. Mark Zuckerberg owns 24% of it. Google him.
I don't know that I'd call this an eclectic site, but if you want to find people who like to read what like to read and give you some suggestions, this is the place. It's essentially the world largest book club. They have catalogued 16 million books. Give it a browse.
Books, cinema, libraries, museums, government, employment, genealogy, homework, trips, and headlines--this site has done it all. Here is what they say: "Our editorial team carefully evaluates and selects the best, most relevant and most interesting online resources for a topic, then organizes the information to make it easily accessible. Along the way, we strive to engage minds and provoke thought."
This covers most of what you need to know about documentation.
This is a site which explains how to cite research sources from the internet.
Want to find if your ancestors came to America via Ellis Island? This is the official site.
An excellent starting site for examining the Civil War. Over 1,500 pages of information.
Documentation from all those wonderful public television shows with an archives section that would take months to go through.
The official Library of Congress site.
I'll let them tell you about it: "Project Gutenberg is the brainchild of Michael Hart, who in 1971 decided that it would be a really good idea if lots of famous and important texts were freely available to everyone in the world. Since then, he has been joined by hundreds of volunteers who share his vision. Now, more than thirty years later, Project Gutenberg has the following figures (as of November 8th 2002): 203 New eBooks released during October 2002, 1975 New eBooks produced in 2002 (they were 1240 in 2001) for a total of 6267 Total Project Gutenberg eBooks. 119 eBooks have been posted so far by Project Gutenberg of Australia."
A very interesting site that serves as a sort of warehouse for literature, art, humanities and philosophy links, just to name a few.
Not sure if your politicians and business leaders are telling you the truth when they make statements and quote statistics? These people exist to set it straight. An invaluable tool in a democracy.
This site will clear your head up about the glut of misinformation floating through the internet. It debunks urban myths and sets records straight.
A great site for accessing any possible resources, portfolios, project based learning tools and rubrics.
Don't guffaw. The people at Wikipedia check for wrong info everyday. Don't go there for the final and/or in-depth read on any subject. But it's good for initial/general research. Plus they link to citations that can lead you to more in-depth research on the subject.
This is Dawn Hogue's excellent site for AP resources with links to all sorts of interesting websites.
The College Board's AP Central Site
Warehouse for the important columnists of our time.
All the latest news in anthropology and archaeology
Great site to discover the origin of words.
A time clock for almost everything that matters to us on earth.
MAGAZINES AND BLOGS
The best on-line magazine in the country? Could be. It has great discussions of current events and lots of provocative articles.
This might be the most comprehensive magazine on the internet. In addition tot the many excellent articles published each day there are links to dozens of magazines, newspapers and internet radio stations.
Probably the best newspaper in America. You can sign up for free.
This is a hypertext magazine with poetry, fiction, zines, post cards, photos. It's a mysterious little place to explore and dream in. It also gives you a flavor for the on-line magazine world.
Lots of interesting visual work in Stuart Vail's very eclectic site. One of the finest magazines on the net.
Andrei Codrescu is a wonderful writer and contributor to National Public Radio. This is his very exciting site.
An independent environmentally oriented magazine with lots of provocative articles and exposés.
Anybody who wants to be informed about what's going on in our world should be visiting this site at least three times a week. It's one of the most enlightening news sources out there.
This site will give you a brief weekly review of events in the news. Use it to stay current.
An extremely ambitious one-line magazine that "publishes work by both critically acclaimed authors and aspiring writers and accepts unsolicited work in the genres of poetry, fiction, hyper-literary fiction, articles, essays, reviews, interviews, and works in progress - now why hasn't anyone thought of this before!? - the time has come! - include yourself!" Look over their submission policy and peruse this enormous site.
Sick of FM Radio? This site has a great selection of Internet radio stations.
One of the major warehouse sites for Indie music bloggers. Read what's happening five minutes ago on the edge.
This site picks up on blogs and the interesting stuff on other publications. There's a nice mix of political viewpoints.
Streaming audio of some of the most interesting radio programs you'll ever hear.
I see talking heads from this site more and more in the political talk shows so it must be a player in the making of public opinion.
This argues the importance of blogs. Worth knowing.
ChicagoNow is an online community created by Chicagoans for Chicagoans.
Launched in April 2010, Longform.org posts new and classic non-fiction articles, curated from across the web, that are too long and too interesting to be read on a web browser.
Best journalism from around the web every week.
One hundred fantastic pieces of journalism complied by the Atlantic Monthly.