These are some of my favorite places on the web. For my blogroll, see the sidebar on the blog page.

Humans of the Academy

Russia and Eastern Europe
Gulag History
Museum of Communism
Complete History of the Soviet Union, set to the music of Tetris (YouTube)
Video of Stalin’s Funeral (YouTube)
History of the USSR for Children (YouTube)
List of Soviet cartoons available online
Historical paintings by Vasily Vereschhagin
Prokudin-Gorskii’s color photographs from the turn of the twentieth century
Russian Historical Maps (in Russian)
Artcyclopedia (in Russian)
More Russian Paintings (in Russian)
Architectural Heritage (in Russian)
The History of Everyday Life in Russia (in Russian)

On Writing, Reading, and Learning
Forvo (pronunciations of all the words in the world)
HowJSay (pronunciations of all English words, British and American)
Memrise (like flashcards on steroids – great way to memorize basic facts or foreign language vocabulary)
Wordle (word cloud generator) not just for fun — a great way to get a fresh perspective on your writing
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy
The Critical Thinking Community
UNC Guide to Logical Fallacies
Visuwords (graphical dictionary)
“It’s on Wikipedia, so it must be true.”
Purdue grammar guide
Dr. Darling’s Guide to Grammar and Writing
Are you plagiarizing?
Did you miss anything when you were absent?
Queens College Writing Center (internal link)
Writing History at Queens College
Short Guide to College Writing from the Little Red Schoolhouse
Random Academic Sentence Generator
Bad Sentence of the Week (with revisions!)
Everybody Loves THEIR Jane Austen
Gender Fair Language
Scrivener (software for writing) — this software changed my life
Readability — software that allows you to read web articles in a clear, distraction-free format, and save them for later – I think it encourages the brain to focus better, something we all need in these days of constant connectivity
New Academia Publishing — for colleagues, this is an exciting approach to the crisis in academic publishing

Modern History Sourcebook
History News Network
Integrated History at Cornell
Smarthistory (Art history at the Khan Academy)

New Books in History
New Books in Russian and Eurasian Studies
New Books Network
Working Historians
Thinking Historically
BBC History Magazine
A History of the World in 100 Objects
Ben Franklin’s World
BackStory Radio
My History Can Beat up Your Politics
Colonial Williamsburg
Memory Palace