Sean Juachon

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The myths and folktales behind Harry Potter

Nicolas Flamel was a real person, and many of Rowling’s fantastic beasts she borrowed from elsewhere – including from the ancient world, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>If the trailers are anything to go by, we already know where to find fantastic beasts: Eddie Redmayne has a suitcase full of them in 1926 …

Ancient History

Psychology suggests that psychopaths can be changed by the power of love

From Norman Bates to Patrick Bateman to Hannibal Lector and Dexter Morgan, pop culture’s fascination with psychopathy has made us familiar with the condition’s telltale traits. Psychopaths, we have been told, have little empathy and remorse; they are impulsive, manipulative liars with swollen egos …

Psychology

Guillermo del Toro: 'I love monsters the way people worship holy images'

The film-maker’s fantastical world is not only expressed in his work but in his home – and now, thanks to a new exhibition in Los Angeles, anyone can visit<p>When film-maker Guillermo del Toro was directing his 2006 fantasy, Pan’s Labyrinth, he told his art department to conjure a make-believe world …

Horror

Bruce Lee’s Never-Before-Seen Writings on Willpower, Emotion, Reason, Memory, Imagination, and Confidence

“You will never get any more out of life than you expect.”<p>Although <b>Bruce Lee</b> (November 27, 1940–July 20, 1973) is best known for his legendary legacy in martial arts and film, he was also one of the most underappreciated philosophers of the twentieth century, instrumental in introducing Eastern …

Bruce Lee

The 18 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix that your typical Friday night is probably spent trying to find something to watch, as opposed to actually watching something.<p>The streaming service has a huge, rotating selection of movies both old and new. It is hard to navigate through Netflix's massive library …

People often defend an alleged rapist's character. Here's why you should doubt them

The character witness holds tremendous power. This person vouches for the perpetrator, who in many high-profile cases is accused of sexual …

The 9 best indie sci-fi and fantasy movies on Netflix

Sometimes it can be hard to choose from Netflix‘s enormous archive of available movies. So, if you’re a sci-fi/fantasy fan in search of something new …

Netflix has tons of hidden categories — here's how to see them

The vast amount of content on Netflix can get pretty unwieldy. Luckily, there's a secret, better way to browse the swaths of mediocre titles on the …

Maybe We've Been Thinking About Addiction All Wrong

The problem isn't the drugs -- it's the cage.<p>The opposite of drug addiction is not sobriety, it’s connection, according to best-selling author Johann Hari.<p>The animated video above, adapted from Hari's <i>Chasing The Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs</i>, claims that the drug war has …