April 12, 2012

The Titanic Centennial

The Alleged Culprit, from Boston.com

Enough ponderous pontification!  How about that Titanic centennial!  There’s been a lot of great links lately, so here’s a roundup.

·         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Titanic ~ The wiki entry to give you some background.
·         http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/04/16/120416fa_fact_mendelsohn ~ The first of two exceptional links.  The fabulous New Yorker article about the cultural impact of the disaster.
·         http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2012/04/the_titanic_at_100_years.html ~ The second of two exceptional links.  Boston.com’s indepth look with exceptional photos.
·         http://www.rmstitanic.net/ and http://www.titanic.com/ and http://www.titanic1.org/ ~ Links all about the Titanic.
·         http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/04/titanic/titanic-photography ~ photography of the wreck.
·         http://www.titanic-facts.com/ ~ facts about the Titanic.
·         http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120338/ ~ The 1997 blockbuster movie.
·         http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47020850/ns/technology_and_science-science/ ~ Was Titanic’s sinking more than human folly?
·         http://news.discovery.com/titanic/ ~ A collection of articles by Discovery.
·         http://www.titanicinquiry.org/ ~ Inquiries into the disaster.
·         http://www.the-titanic.com/Home.aspx ~ Titanic stories from Ireland.
·         http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/17488357 ~ Titanic 100 from the BBC.

The writer Teju Cole @tejucole, who tweets the ironies of newspapers of 100 years ago in “small fates,” says he might tweet about it, too.  I can’t wait.

Down the virtual rabbithole!

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