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Scientists say your “mind” isn’t confined to your brain, or even your body

You might wonder, at some point today, what’s going on in another person’s mind. You may compliment someone’s great mind, or say they are out of their mind. You may even try to expand or free your own mind.<p>But what <i>is</i> a mind? Defining the concept is a surprisingly slippery task. The mind is the seat …

Consciousness

Could multiple personality disorder explain life, the universe and everything?

<b>(Courtesy of the Laboratory of Neuro Imaging and Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Consortium of the Human Connectome Project - www.humanconnectomeproject.org, www.loni.usc.edu via AP)</b><p>A new paper argues that “dissociative identity disorder” might help us understand the fundamental nature of …

Mexican-Americans search for their ‘homelands’ and find themselves

SAN DIEGO -- Alfredo Corchado is messing with my head, forcing me to think hard about something I had neatly packed away: what it means to be …

5 Steps for Transforming an OK Story to a Great One from a Pixar Story Supervisor

Pixar’s Jason Katz reveals the what, why, and how of successful storytelling.VR, AR, MR, & 360 video (collectively referred to as “XR” in the …

Pixar

Mexico's Color Line and the Cultural Imperialism of Light-Skin Preference

The color of the people of Mexico is one of the things that had a most profound effect on my psyche when I first visited the place of my birth in …

Carlos Salgado's Taco María is The Times' 2018 Restaurant of the Year

The Los Angeles area has seen a number of remarkable restaurants open in the last several years, including spaceship fantasies with no recognizable foodstuffs, sushi bars plucked whole from the better precincts of Tokyo and dining rooms so devoted to local produce that it occasionally seems as if …

Dining Rooms

9 Widely Hated Movies that Will Eventually Become Classics — IndieWire Critics Survey

It might only be a matter of time before people start accepting that "mother!" was a masterpiece.<p><i>Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of film</i> …

The 10 Most Perfect Movies Ever Made

To be perfect is to be without a flaw. It’s an old truism that nobody’s perfect (per “Some Like It Hot,” a pretty perfect film itself, though not one …

Great Depression

Someone edited Ram’s Martin Luther King commercial with what King actually said about car ads

Explainers<p>Politics & Policy<p>World<p>Culture<p>Science & Health<p>Identities<p>Energy & Environment<p>The Big Idea<p>Technology<p>Business & Finance<p>First Person<p>Video<p>Podcasts<p>✕<p>This video shows just how absurd the Super Bowl commercial is.<p>By Updated<p><b>Share</b> Someone edited Ram’s Martin Luther King commercial with what King …

Watch a Drone Lighting Rig Illuminate a Desert with 150,000 Lumens

“The Dying Of The Light” is a new 4.5-minute short film by photographer and aerial cinematographer Ian Montgomery, who recently took a powerful drone …

Here's How Colours Really Affect Our Brain And Body, According to Science

You'd be surprised.<p>Red makes the heart beat faster. You will frequently find this and other claims made for the effects of different colours on the …

The 18th-Century Quaker Dwarf Who Challenged Slavery, Meat-Eating, and Racism

Benjamin Lay is not to be overlooked.<p>One Sunday, 18th-century Quakers living in Abington, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, were met with a strange …

Black History

In Interview, Top Indonesian Muslim Scholar Says Stop Pretending That Orthodox Islam and Violence Aren't Linked

Indonesia, the world’s biggest Muslim-majority country, has a constitution that recognizes other major religions, and practices a syncretic form of …

Equifax data breach: What you need to know

A huge security breach at credit reporting company Equifax has exposed sensitive information, such as Social Security numbers and addresses, of up to 143 million Americans.<p>Unlike other data breaches, those affected by the breach may not even know they're customers of the company.<p>Equifax (EFX) is …

Packable Home Gym Equipment That Can Squeeze Into the Tiniest of Studio Apartments

So you've got yourself a teeny-tiny living space, and there's no possible way you could ever make a "home gym." Wrong! Give yourself just a few feet to move, and we promise you can turn these packable, storable, compactable pieces of equipment into the only gym you'll need — no membership required. …

Bands

The 100 Best Burgers in America, Ranked by Our National Burger Critic

<i>We sent our National Burger Critic Kevin Alexander on a year-long Burger Quest, which took him to 30 cities and saw him consuming 330 burgers. Read</i> …

Burgers

This Canon ‘Live for the Story’ Ad Used Huge Lighting Rigs in a Creative Way

This brilliantly lit commercial for Canon introduces a new campaign that urges the viewer to “Live for the Story”, and rather curiously does not …

What Could a Mysterious U.S. Spy Know About the JFK Assassination?

John F. Kennedy buffs are awaiting the release of documents about June Cobb, a little-known CIA operative working in Cuba and Mexico around the time of the president’s assassination.<p>She may have been one of the bravest and best-placed American spies in the history of the Cold War, but few people …

Mexico City

Kodak Is Rebuilding Its Motion Picture Film Processing Infrastructure

Kodak motion picture film was famously saved from what looked like certain death by a coterie of high-profile filmmakers who lobbied studios in 2014 …

How Mexico City today has the freedom of downtown 80s NY

If you believed everything concerned people told you before you were due to visit Mexico City (guns, kidnapping cartels, professional thieves who’ll steal your wallet, passport, and every other valuable thing in your possession before you've even left the airport) you’d probably spend the duration …

A Responsibility to Light: An Illustrated Manifesto for Creative Resilience and the Artist’s Duty in Dark Times

“Feel all the things. Feel the hard things. The inexplicable things, the things that make you disavow humanity’s capacity for redemption… Feel afraid. Feel powerless. Feel frozen. And then FOCUS.”<p><i>“This is precisely the time when artists go to work,”</i> Toni Morrison wrote in her electrifying case for …

What the Hell are RYB CMYK and RGB

COLOR THEORY FOR PHOTOGRAPHY: The mysteries of RGB, CMYK and RYB<p>Have you wondered what the hub-bub is all about surrounding colors?<p>Orana Velarde is …

Social Norms, Moral Judgments, and Irrational Parenting

We are all conformists, whether we admit it or not. It’s part of our human nature. We couldn’t form and live in human societies if we weren’t …

Psychology

The Tree Of Life brought Terrence Malick boos, cheers, and a new creative direction

<i>Palme Thursday</i> <i>is A.A. Dowd’s monthly examination of a winner of the Palme D’Or, determining how well the film has held up and whether it deserved the</i> …

Brad Pitt

Mexico’s Chilito Enmascardo, BDC, Argos Cine Create Cinema 226, Forge First Slate (EXCLUSIVE)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico — Top Mexican film producer Marco Antonio Salgado and partners Samantha C. Guillen, Adrian Bazan and Francisco Villareal are fast …

Trump reportedly threatens to send U.S. military to Mexico in call with Mexican president

President Trump threatened in a phone call with his Mexican counterpart to send U.S. troops to stop "bad hombres down there" unless the Mexican military did more to control them itself, according to an excerpt of a transcript of the conversation obtained by the Associated Press.<p><b>Update: Mexican</b> …

The Holocaust Museum’s ‘Early Warning Signs Of Fascism’ Poster Is Unfortunately Familiar

The popularity of search terms “fascism” and “holocaust” have spiked on Google in recent weeks, especially, in the case of the latter, when President Trump’s Holocaust Memorial Day statement refused to mention the six million Jews who were murdered between 1941–1945. Nazi Germany was a fascist …

Screen Gems used the Sony A7S II to shoot an entire motion picture

Sony’s $3,000 A7S II mirrorless camera is well known for its incredible low-light ability and great 4K video. While the camera and others of its ilk …

An atheist’s guide to Scorsese’s “Silence”: You don’t need faith to be astonished by the faithful

<b>People: Andrew Garfield as Father Sebastião Rodrigues and Shin'ya Tsukamoto as Mokichi (Paramount Picutres)</b><p>Martin Scorsese’s new film “is about faith and God and Christendom that, ultimately, valorizes humanity<p>John Semley<p>January 14, 2017 7:00pm (UTC)<p>In 203 CE in Roman Carthage, a 22-year-old woman, …

Theology

One of our favorite mirrorless cameras is cheaper than ever

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>Although a lot has happened in the world since the <b>Sony</b> …