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Museum
  • American Museum of Photography: A virtual museum exploring various aspects of the medium with numerous online exhibits strongest from the early days of photography (1839) to World War I.
  • Google Art Project: A platform that allows users to virtually tour hundreds of museums and cultural institutions, as well as create and share their own virtual galleries.
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art Online Collection: over 400,000 records with images
  • Museum of Modern Art: Offers an overview of modern art, examples from their collections of painting and sculpture, drawings, prints, illustrated books, architecture, design, photography, film, video, and much more.
  • National Gallery of Art: A collection of more than 100,000 searchable art objects, tours of galleries, and describes and illustrates current and upcoming exhibitions.
  • Philadelphia Museum of Art: Collections range from ancient to modern, Asian, European, American, Middle East, includes the Rodin Museum.
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum: Search collection of 40,000 art objects, more than 18,000 works are illustrated.
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Entertainment
  • Brain food: Puzzles for the Brain to Gnaw on
  • Common Sense Media: A nonprofit which reviews and rates various media content to help families determine what is age-appropriate media for children
  • DTV.gov: What you need to know about digital tv transition
  • Entertainment Weekly: All the latest entertainment news, including TV, movies, music, and books.
  • www.hulu.com : An online video service that offers a selection of hit shows, clips, movies and more.
  • JigZone: Free online jigsaw puzzles with choice of puzzle cuts varying in difficulty from 6 easy pieces to 247 nearly impossible pieces, includes a "solve" button
  • Open Culture: Tons of links to free cultural & educational media on the web 
  • Puzzlechoice.com : A family-friendly site offering a wide selection of printable and online puzzles and games for all ages.
  • Variety: Variety magazine online with breaking entertainment news, movie reviews, industry events and more
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Movies
  • Based on the Book: Database of selected movies based on Books
  • Jinni Movie and Television Database: Jinni is a database powered by the Movie Genome Project which allows you to search for movie and television recommendations by plot, mood, style and more.
  • Fandango: Purchase movie tickets online, check for show times and theater listings in your area
  • Film Ratings: Movies rated since 1968 to provide parents with advance information on films, enabling parents to make judgments on movies they want or do not want their children to see
  • Internet Movie Database: Entries provide detailed information for movies (in theaters, on video or DVD, and forthcoming), as well as television movies and series
  • Kids in Mind: Provides parents with objective and complete information about a film's content so that they can decide, based on their own value system, whether they should watch a movie with or without their kids
  • MovieFone: Plug in your zip code or city and MovieFone will find out which movies are playing at local theaters, may also search and browse by film title
  • New York Times Movie Reviews: Reviews for all films reviewed since 1983, reviews of all Best Picture Academy Award winners, as well as a selective list of the 1,000 Best Movies, registration (free) required
  • Yahoo Movies: Your guide to everything about movies online, from upcoming releases, to movies in theaters and movies on DVD
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Music
  • All-music Guide: Contains ratings and reviews of more than 400,000 record albums, search by artist, album, song, style, or label
  • Billboard: Daily music news, weekly charts with music samples, this day in music, new releases, a review finder, with tens of thousands of original album reviews from 1970 through today
  • Classical Net: Contains guides to building a classical music collection, articles and reviews, information on composers, links to related websites, and more. Searchable
  • Folk music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America: Searchable collection of folk and traditional music and popular songs, with lyrics, MIDI renditions, tune information, and history
  • Music For The Nation: American Music Sheet: A digitally scanned collection of "more than 62,500 pieces of historical sheet music registered for copyright: more than 15,000 registered during the years 1820-1860 and more than 47,000 registered during the years 1870-1885. Included are popular songs, operatic arias, piano music, sacred and secular choral music, solo instrumental music, method books and instructional materials, and music for band and orchestra." Searchable or browsable by author, title, or subject. An American Memory Project.
  • International Music Score Library Project: A community-built library of public domain sheet music. Extensive collection of original scores scanned to PDF.
  • Mutopia Project: Free sheet music for everyone. All music in the Mutopia Project is free to download, print out, perform and distribute.
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Includes inductees, sound clips, birthdates, and a searchable archive
  • Worldwide Internet Music Resources: A comprehensive list of music resources, not annotated, maintained by the Indiana University Music Library
  • Yahoo Music: Music reviews, information on major acts, interviews, concert information, Internet radio, access to a wide selection of streaming audio, exclusive artist features, music news, and music videos.
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