A.V. Club: Mitch Hedberg’s widow says unheard material is coming soon. “Prince’s archives are the stuff of legend, but what about Mitch Hedberg’s? We’ll soon find out, as in a guest column in today’s The Hollywood Reporter, Hedberg’s widow, Lynn Shawcroft, reveals that she’s spent the last eight months diligently digitizing a huge archive of unreleased material from the late comedy legend, and that ‘at some point soon, all of you will be hearing and seeing Mitch again.'”
PR Newswire: Envision Having the Country’s Largest Collection of Vintage Hollywood Photos and a Massive Historical Archive With More Than 4.5 Million Pieces (PRESS RELEASE). “Artifact Brokerage Firm LLC has announced the sale of the historical D. Jay Culver collection with more than 4.5 million pieces, valued at $163.2 million and offered at $15 million. Purchased in 2006 from the Culver family by its current owner, who understands the monetary value and impact of the cultural find to museums, historians, institutions and investors, but who is ready to pass his treasure trove on because of his advancing age.”
CNW: American Foundation for the Blind Launches the First Fully Accessible Digital Archive of the Helen Keller Collection (PRESS RELEASE). “The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) today announced the launch of the Helen Keller Archive, the world’s first fully accessible digital archive collection, comprising more than 160,000 artifacts, dedicated to the fascinating life of Helen Keller.”
The Daily Beast: What It’s Like When Elon Musk’s Twitter Mob Comes After You. “Female journalists who cover Elon Musk have the same personal rule: Mention his name on Twitter at your peril. That’s because there is an army—mostly young, mostly white, almost entirely men—that marches behind him. These MuskBros, as we call them, make it their mission to descend on women who criticize Musk, and tear them to pieces. I know, because it has happened to me. More than once.” To be clear, Elon Musk himself has tweeted against this kind of behavior and while he’s sometimes acerbic in his tweets I can’t find any indication that he’s abusive. I can find no evidence that he is encouraging or initiating these attacks.
Mirage News: Rare Jimmy Barnes footage published in new online exhibition. “Four decades after the release of Cold Chisel’s self-titled debut album, the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA) is celebrating the career of iconic rock singer Jimmy Barnes with a new online exhibition titled Working Class Man, which includes a grab bag of rarely-seen interviews, performances and photos.”
Thanks to Esther S. for the heads-up on the Steve Jobs Archives. Yes, that Steve Jobs. From the home page: “My name is Art Matsak and on this website, I have collected the best Steve Jobs videos and arranged them according to the chapters of the famous biography by Walter Isaacson. Steve Jobs Archive is a perfect companion to the bio that lets you watch the historical moments as they unfold in the book.”
Google Blog: Watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot this Saturday. “Tomorrow people from all over the world will tune in to watch the wedding of Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. To give people everywhere a chance to join together and celebrate this royal union, on Saturday, May 19, the ceremony will be live streamed on the Royal Family’s official YouTube channel.”