Michael DeBow's Internet Links Page -- Section XIV, Diversions.
Last updated:  August 13, 2015

Live 365  (The World's Largest Internet Radio Network)
AccuRadio (multiple channels)
Yahoo Radio Station Guide
Windows Radio Tuner
Birmingham Mountain Radio

KGSR Austin

KEXP Seattle

Highway 61 ("living blues radio")
     Year of the Blues (listen online to companion radio program of PBS series)
American Routes (NPR)

spoken-word Radio Netherlands (English)

Museum of Broadcast Communications

-- Weekly programs
The Big Broadcast (WAMU, old-time radio programs)
Jazz with John Hellings (BBC Radio 4)

-- Jazz

WWOZ  New Orleans
WUCF Orlando
WBGO Newark
KJAZZ Long Beach
Live365.com Jazz Forever Cool

-- Classical

WCPE Wake Forest, NC
WUAL Tuscaloosa
Allegro ("musical public radio programs via streaming audio")
Classical Live Online Radio (worldwide links)
Radio Swiss Classic (MP3)
Danish Radio

-- BBC

BBC Radio with link to the BBC Radio Player
BBC Radio 4 interview archive
Alistair Cooke’s “Letter from America” (BBC Radio 4)

-- Old time radio programs

Internet Archive radio programs
Free Old Time Radio Shows
Old Time Radio Fans
OTR Network Library
Radio Spirits


Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (Jerry Seinfeld)
James Lileks website and Bleat
The New Yorker cartoon bank
The Bob and Ray Homepage
        238 Bob & Ray programs via OTR (good sound quality)
        Also on the My Old Radio site
Why a Duck? (Marx Brothers)
Thurber's World (and welcome to it!)
Tribute to Jean Shepherd (humorist, author of "A Christmas Story")
McSweeney's Internet Tendency
Overheard in New York
Overheard in the Office
Overheard at the Beach
Homepage of S. Morgan Friedman, author of the Overheard websites (= more funny stuff)
The Peoples' Cube ("correct opinions for progressive liberals")
The Smoking Gun
Plan 59 (retro graphics)
The Swank Pad 

The Internet Movie Database
British Film Institute - Screen Online
Reel Classics
Alfred Hitchcock: The Master of Suspense
The Great Hitchcock Project blog
The MacGuffin Web Page
Hitch and Alma 
Alfred Hitchcock Wiki
Museum of Modern Art exhibition on Hitchcock
Kubrick Multimedia Film Guide
The Kubrick Site
Script for Dr. Strangelove  
The Orson Wellesnet 
Federico Fellini website/blog
New Wave Film site
Ingmar Bergman Foundation 
The unofficial Whit Stillman website (the only active movie director who would be the subject of a book published by ISI Press, see also this article in the winter '04 City Journal)
Script for O Brother Where Art Thou 
Academic musings on O Brother Where Art Thou (UVA)
James Bowman  (literate, dead-on movie reviews)
Big Hollywood 
Libertas Film Magazine ("the voice for freedom in movies and popular culture")
Dirty Harry's Place ("a conservative look at film, punk")
Turner Classic Movies blog
CarlSpackler.com (Caddyshack)
WavCentral (a big site)
Many WAV files (from TV and movies, mostly)
Destitute Gulch (cool "movie reviews and sounds")
Tiger Sweat (ditto)

The Prisoner: Number Six
    The Prisoner Appreciation Society
    The Prisoner: US Homepage 
The Avengers ("Mrs. Peel, we're needed.")
Twin Peaks fan site, includes a great quotes page
    another site
Mystery Science Theater 3000  (official fan club site)
    Michael J. Nelson's website
Ben Stein's House
Seinfeld Quotes  (lots of 'em!)
EpGuides (episode guides for over 2000 TV shows)
Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?
Warner Brothers Cartoon Companion
The Simpsons Archive
King of the Hill  (official Fox page)
    The King of the Hill Information Site (much better site, includes a great quotes page)
The Andy Griffith Show Rerun Watchers Club


Hatch Show Print (Nashville posters)
George Lindsey Film Festival at the U. of North Alabama
Sun Studio website
Junior's Juke Joint (guide to Delta blues)
Alabama's own William Christenberry
William Eggleston's homepage
Center for the Study of Southern Culture   (Ole Miss)
Mississippi Writers Page (Ole Miss)
Thacker Mountain Radio (from Oxford, MS)
Center for the Study of the American South  (UNC)
W.J. Cash page  (author of "The Mind of the South" and a tragic figure in his own right)
Oxford American magazine
The Southern Review (LSU)
The Sewanee Review 
Story South (online literary magazine)

-- Birmingham
Birmingham365 (events calendar)
Birmingham Rewound (nostalgia central! a nice links page)
Birmingham Public Library Digital Collections
"Magic City" group on Flickr (photos)
Magic City Post 
The Heaviest Corner blog
Bhamarchitect's Blog
Magic City Modern  
Wade on Birmingham blog
The Terminal ("Birmingham's hub")
Red Mountain View blog
Black & White, "Birmingham's city paper," a weekly
Birmingham Weekly
Weld for Birmingham
Birmingham Rails ("yesterday and today")
Bhamdining ("Birmingham's restaurant scene")
ALDOT traffic information and webcams

The Paris Review interviews 
My page of Literary Websites links
The Walker Percy Project
    The Thomas Gossett-Ralph Wood Annotations for Love in the Ruins (pdf file)
    Walker Percy: A Documentary Film (2010)
Center for Robert Penn Warren Studies (Western Kentucky U.)
William Faulkner on the Web
    2004 Faux Faulkner winner ("As I Lay Kvetching")
The Unofficial Charles Portis Website
    A 2003 essay about Portis
    A 2004 essay about Portis
A Bad Hemingway Story: The Website
Tom Wolfe's Jefferson Lecture and interview (2006)
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
The Mencken Society Home Page
Mark Twain sites
    Jim Zwick's large site
    Twain Quotes
    Ken Burns/PBS program
    Mark Twain in His Times (UVA)
P.G. Wodehouse Appreciation Page
The Garden of Forking Paths (Jorge Luis Borges)
Vladimir Nobokov    
    on LolitaJohn Derbyshire (2006), Frank Meyer (1958)
Travesties: The Stagecraft of Tom Stoppard


Google Cultural Institute (dozens of major art museums worldwide)
Edward Hopper sites
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    Smithsonian's Edward Hopper Scrapbook
    Tate Museum (London)
    Art Renewal Center
    National Gallery of Art (DC), describing a major exhibition September 07-January08
Terry Teachout's blog (Commentary Magazine's music critic, Wall Street Journal's drama critic)
American Museum of Photography
William Wegman World
Eastman Museum of Photography


Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation
    Broadacre: All-Wright Site
The Cottage Home Network
American Bungalow
Tiny House Company
House of Tomorrow and others, from the 1933 World's Fair
Duany Plate-Zyberk & Co., Architects & Town Planners (designers of Seaside, Florida & etc.) and the new Alabama towns of  Gorham's Bluff  and  Mt Laurel.   (Property students -- N.B. The fact that I like their developments does not mean that I subscribe to their anti-"sprawl" rhetoric.)
The Great Buildings Collection
from the Pevsner Archtitecture Guides: Looking at Buildings (UK)
Richard Neutra 
Viscual Acoustics (Julius Shulman's photography)
Rural Studio (Auburn architecture)
Paul Rudolph Foundation
     Paul Rudolph Foundation blog
Chicago Architects Oral History Project (interviews)
Dungan-Nequette Architects (Birmingham, Alabama)


Mose Allison page ("the sage from Tippo")
The Dave Brubeck Institute (at the U of the Pacific)
The Band
Bob Dylan
Randy Newman ("Welcome to Newmanville!")
John Prine Shrine
Van Morrison official website
    Another Van Morrison Website
David Byrne 
The Name of This Site is Talking Heads.Net
John Pizzarelli Trio

The Blues (PBS)
American Roots Music (PBS)
The Red Hot Jazz Archive ("a history of jazz before 1930")

Folkstreams.net ("documentary films about American roots cultures")

Road Trip USA -- now with blog and podcasts
Roadside America ("guide to uniquely odd tourist attractions")
Roadside Attractions (Yahoo)
Roadside Peek  (photos of "the old routes across North America")
Penny Postcards
Scenic Highways and Biways (incl Route 66) (Yahoo)
Road Trip America
AARoads ("the online highway guide" -- a remarkable site)
Roadfood.com  (just what it says)
US Highways (also worth a look)
American Highway Project (big site)
Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip (PBS)
Palin's Travels (Michael Palin, that is)
Places OnLine (from the Association of American Geographers)
TerraServer  (very cool site, featuring satellite photos and/or USGS topo maps of most of the USA)
Web Cam Central  (not what you're thinking)
Hubble Space Telescope main page
Astronomy Picture of the Day (from NASA)
Google Sightseeing ("why bother seeing the world for real?")
Petra Schindler-Carter, Vintage Snapshots: The Fabrication of a Nation in the WPA American Guide Series

Paleo-Future: A Look into the Future that Never Was
Museum of Online Museums

The Remarkable Criminal Financial Career of Charles K. Ponzi (famous purveyor of the pyramid scheme)

Alan Turing Home Page (eccentric genius, WWII code-breaker and father of modern computing)

Farmers' Almanac

Dead or Alive?  (just what it sounds like)
The Blog of Death (ditto)
Find a Grave  (ditto)
Legacy.com  ("your nationwide resource for obituaries and guest books")

The RAF's Aerial Reconnaissance Archives (WWII)
The Economist: The World This Millennium
The Economist magazine's survey of the history of the 20th century

Uchronia: The Alternate History List
Chronicle of the Future (the Times of London's "history" of the years 2000-2050)
Video clips from Movietone newsreels, 1919-1944 (U. of S. Carolina; requires Quick Time player)
The Open Video Project ("a shared digital video collection")
Archival Sound Recordings (British Library)

Hipmunk.com travel site

Phi Beta Kappa blog  
Phi Beta Kappa on Tumblr

Open Culture ("the best free cultural and educational media on the web")  

Milt Rosenberg Show podcasts

92Y on Demand  an amazing archive

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