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Meme Wars: Is It OK To Be White?

Is it OK to be white? The question is at once disingenuous, facetious, satirical, and self-parodic. It is also one of the consequential questions …

On Decolonising Academics & Pathologies of Muslim Intellectualism

Photo: MEHR News Agency<b>Dr. SYED FARID ALATAS</b> is a sociologist who has done extensive research on alternative models of Sociology, especially based on …

Cult films: just bad movies in a good disguise?

The 'cult classic' label can mean many things: from an underappreciated gem to an out-and-out stinker with sentimental value attached. But Big Trouble in Little China just sucks

Art and Subjectivity (Part 1)

<b>PIOVENE*:</b> Sartre and Luporini found themselves in agreement on a point that is, certainly, general in character, but which is nonetheless a …

How to Use the Feynman Technique to Identify Pseudoscience

Richard Feynman's method for understanding science can also be used for detecting pseudoscience.<br>Read More

Albert Einstein and His Works : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming

A Computer Paints A Rembrandt, And It Looks Just Like The Real Thing

Algorithms are the ghosts of artists’ past.<p>Last year, an unsigned 19th-century painting went to auction in New Jersey. It was cracked, chipped, and assumed to be the work of a student doing his best to emulate Dutch Golden Age painting. Bidding started at $250 and was expected to peak at $800 tops. …

Art

1907-1915: Russia Before the Revolution, in Color

Russia Before the Revolution, in Color<p>The people of the Czar's Empire<p>1911<p>Sergey Prokudin-Gorsky (1863–1944) became photographically renowned in …

Bob Ross's rivalry with his mentor, Bill Alexander: “He betrayed me!”

So here’s something you don’t hear about a lot — Bob Ross, the famous afro-ed host of <i>The Joy Of Painting</i>, was taught his famous “wet on wet” fast …

A guide to György Ligeti's music

It's where we're all headed, of course, but not all composers make you aware of the fact. I'm talking not just about our inevitable demises, and the end of things as we know them, but something even bigger: the heat-death of the universe. That's how Thomas Adès describes the essential quality that …

This free online encyclopedia has achieved what Wikipedia can only dream of

The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy may be the most interesting website on the internet. Not because of the content—which includes fascinating entries on everything from ambiguity to zombies—but because of the site itself.<p>Its creators have solved one of the internet’s fundamental problems: How …

Humanities

Life without boredom would be a nightmare – Andreas Elpidorou

Twice a day, for a total of 19 months during the 1920s, the American vaudeville performer Edward H Gibson would get up on stage and perform a …

Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Shakespeare: One of the First and Greatest Psychologists

Steven Pinker finds insight into the frailty of human nature within Measure for Measure.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Peter Stamm, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>Harvard linguist and …

Song of the Week 47: The Pilgrim, Chapter 33 – Kris Kristofferson

This week contains more of that William Blake-esque wisdom derived from excess. We’ll have a look at the characters mentioned in the spoken intro to …

Why Can't We All Just Get Along? The Uncertain Biological Basis of Morality

Squaring recent research suggesting we're "naturally moral" with all the strife in the world<p>Moral Tribes: Emotion, Reason, and the Gap Between Us and Them<p>By Joshua Greene<p>Penguin<p>Just Babies: The Origins of Good and Evil<p>By Paul Bloom<p>Crown<p>In 1999, Joshua Greene—then a philosophy graduate student at …

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Salvador Dalí Illustrates Alice in Wonderland, 1969

<i>UPDATE: At long last, a restored modern edition of this lost treasure. Also: the best illustrations from 150 years of Alice in Wonderland</i><p>Last week, we marveled at Leonard Weisgard’s stunning illustrations for the first color edition of <i>Alice in Wonderland</i>, circa 1949. But it turns out they might not …

What Do Buddhist Monks Know About Gadgets? Everything.

Get more great stuff!<p>Like 2machines on Facebook<p>The morning air is still crisp. Buddhist monks, clad in saffron robes, line the front row as a room of …

Bob Dylan on Sacrifice, the Unconscious Mind, and How to Cultivate the Perfect Environment for Creative Work

Van Morrison once characterized <b>Bob Dylan</b> (b. May 24, 1941) as the greatest living poet. And since poetry, per Muriel Rukeyser’s beautiful definition, is an art that relies on the “moving relation between individual consciousness and the world,” to glimpse Dylan’s poetic prowess is to grasp at once …

The AP's Style Guide for Religion, Metaphysics, and God's Existence

How do you spell that? G-o-d! Or sometimes: g-o-d.<p>When <i>The Atlantic</i> was revising its style guide for the web a few months ago, my cubicle unexpectedly turned into a metaphysical brawling zone. Our house policy is to capitalize "God" when it refers to the entity worshipped by Jews, Christians, and …

Persuasion, not logic or truth

In the short form of the social media status there’s no room for rational discussion. To influence people a status has to be designed for impact. …

“Little Prince” Author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry on What the Sahara Desert Taught Him About the Meaning of Life

In December of 1940, a little more than two years before he created <i>The Little Prince</i> on American soil and four years before he disappeared over the Bay of Biscay never to return, <b>Antoine de Saint-Exupéry</b> (June 29, 1900–July 31, 1944) began writing <b>Letter to a Hostage</b> (<i>public library</i>) while waiting in …