Storybird

The world needs your stories.


Wattpad

Wattpad includes work by undiscovered writers, published writers, new writers, or people just looking for somewhere to write all their ideas down. 


YouTube Sites


Crash Courses

Tons of awesome courses in one awesome channel.


Thug Notes

An American educational web series that summarizes and analyzes various literary works in a comedic manner. 


The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

The groundbreaking multi-platform adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.


Podcasts


Snap Judgment

Snap Judgment is the smoking-hot NPR show that's electrifying audiences nationwide. Snap's "Storytelling with a BEAT" drops listeners into the heart of what matters...


Hearing Voices

Adventurous Audio + Multimedia Experiments.


Moth Radio

True stories told live.


RadioLab

Radiolab, with Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich, is a radio show and podcast weaving stories and science into sound and music-rich documentaries.


TED Radio Hour

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through fascinating ideas: astonishing inventions, fresh approaches to old problems, new ways to think and create.


Invisibilia

A look at the world you can't see. NPR's Invisibilia – a new show about human behavior. 


Stuff You Should Know

SYSK is an award-winning podcast and video series published by the HowStuffWorks website.


Stuff You Missed in History Class

A podcast to educate listeners on a variety of important or notable historical people or events which they would not have necessarily learned about yet.


Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me

Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! is an hour-long weekly radio news panel game show produced by Chicago Public Radio and National Public Radio.


This American Life

This American Life is a weekly public radio show broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.1 million listeners.Each week we choose a theme, and bring you different stories on that theme.


Serial

It's Baltimore, 1999. Hae Min Lee, a popular high-school senior, disappears after school one day. Six weeks later detectives arrest her classmate and ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, for her murder. He says he's innocent - though he can't exactly remember what he was doing on that January afternoon...


Hard Core History

In Hardcore History the very unconventional Dan Carlin takes his "Martian", outside-the-box way of thinking and applies it to the past.


Common Sense

Common Sense with Dan Carlin isn’t a show for everyone, and that’s what makes it so great. It’s a smart, deep, passionate, engaging, inquisitive and of course, politically Martian view of news and current events. There’s nothing else like it.


The Takeaway

The Takeaway is a weekday news program that features unique conversations about topics of the day with both newsmakers and diverse voices.



Music


Pitchfork

The essential guide to independent music and beyond.


Rolling Stone

Get the latest music news, movie and album reviews, TV show recaps, politics, and pop culture commentary.


Consequence of Sound

An online music publication updated daily with music news, MP3s, tour dates, album reviews, festival lineups, and more.


Fact Magazine

The world's most on-it music blog and magazine, home of the weekly FACT mix series and FACT TV.


The Line of Best Fit

New Music Discovery: the best tracks by the hottest emerging bands from the UK, US and beyond...


Dave Conservatoire

An entirely free online music school offering a self-proclaimed “world-class music education for everyone,” and providing video lessons and practice tests.


Justin Guitar

This site boasts over 800 free guitar lessons which cover transcribing, scales, arpeggios, ear training, chords, recording tech and guitar gear, and also offers a variety of premium paid mobile apps and content (books/ ebooks, DVDs, downloads).

Film


The Dissolve

The home for movie lovers.


Internet Movie Database (IMDb)

An online database of information related to films, television programs, and video games, including cast, production crew, fictional characters, biographies, plot summaries, trivia and reviews.


Documentary Lovers

Watch, Stream hundreds of full-length documentaries free.


Geo Beats

An award-winning website that hosts hundreds of short, guided video tours of the most famous cities throughout the world.


Watermark

Watermark is a feature documentary film that brings together diverse stories from around the globe about our relationship with water: how we are drawn to it, what we learn from it, how we use it and the consequences of that use.


Baraka

A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

World Language

A free language-learning platform. 

It doesn't matter where, what, when, or how you learn. It only matters that you learn. 


Blogs & Websites


Rookie

Rookie is an online publication for teenage girls featuring writing, photography, illustrations, videos, and more.  We post three times a day—after school, after dinner, and before bed—and once a day on the weekends. 


Broke Millennial

Welcome to the journey of a 25-year-old millennial learning to be a fiscally responsible member of “Generation Me.”


WE THE URBAN

Tumblr's #1 news source celebrating the best in fashion, art, music, & design. 


Stuff You Should Know

This site uses various media in its effort to explain complex concepts, terminology and mechanisms. 


Spencer Tweedy

I play drums in a band called Tweedy and a band called

The Blisters. I make music on my own, too.


Jeremy Cooks

Hey there! My name is Jeremy Salamon, an 18 year old with an extraordinary passion for food and cooking. I enjoy fine dining and chocolate chip cookies.


How Stuff Works

An edutainment website with the goal of giving its target audience an insight into the way in which many things work.


Weekly Grammar Girl

Your friendly guide to the world of grammar, punctuation, usage, and fun developments in the English language.


Khan Academy

You can learn anything.


DC Rainmaker

I run, I bike, and I do something resembling swimming. And at the end of the day…I blog about it. 


TakePart

TakePart is dedicated to connecting inspiring content to relevant and credible actions you can take to make a difference.


Slate

A witty off-shoot of The Washington Post that dissects questions that keep you up at night. 

News

Kicker

This site connects you to the latest breaking news… Check out the ‘Today in 10‘ feature, which offers a quick recap of the day that was.


Upworthy

Things that matter. Pass 'em on.


Mic.com

A central hub for young adults to discuss hot-button issues of the day.


Smithsonian Teen Tribune

The Smithsonian Institution was established by an Act of Congress in 1846 “for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.”


RYOT

The first breaking news site that links every story to an action, empowering you to become the news.


DOGO News

Fodder for young minds.


The New York Times


HuffPost Teens


CNN Student News



Local News

Seven Days

Vermont's independent voice.


VPR News

Vermont's NPR Station and source for VPR News, NPR News, VPR Classical, Vermont Edition, Eye On The Night Sky, and Public Post.


Free Apps & Games


Free Rice

For every correct answer you choose, 10 grains of rice are raised to help end world hunger through the World Food Programme.


Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games


500 Most Common SAT Words

Vocabulary words for The 500 Most Common SAT Words. Includes studying games and tools such as flashcards.


i-Tunes U
This app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools — plus the world’s largest digital catalog of free education content — right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

Grammar Instruction with Attitude. Includes detailed terms, interactive exercises, videos, and more!


Art
The Louvre is one of the world's largest museums and a historic monument in Paris, France. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is one of the world's largest and finest art museums. 

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is a place that fuels creativity, ignites minds, and provides inspiration.

The museum of the Netherlands in Amsterdam features Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The Art Institute of Chicago (AIC) is an encyclopedic art museum located in Chicago's Grant Park.

Banksy is a pseudonymous English graffiti artist, political activist, film director, and painter.

A leading resource for the study of art and cultural heritage. The collection of videos and essays are engaging and conversational and cover art that ranges from the paleolithic to the present.

If you want to learn to draw or improve your technique, Drawspace has free and paid self-study as well as interactive, instructor-led lessons.

Coding, Engineering, & Science

Learn to code interactively, for free! Sign-up required.

This resource includes one of Stanford's most popular sequences: the three-course Introduction to Computer Science, taken by the majority of Stanford’s undergraduates, as well as more advanced courses in artificial intelligence and electrical engineering.

HTML and CSS tutorials, references, articles and news.