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David Tennant to play 'acid-Marxist' psychiatrist RD Laing in biopic

David Tennant is to play RD Laing, known as the ‘acid Marxist’ and ‘high priest of anti-psychiatry’, in a new film about the controversial 1960s residential treatment centre Kingsley Hall.<p>Titled Metanoia, the biopic will chronicle the infamous Scottish psychiatrist’s efforts to create a safe haven …

Mad Men

Black Holes Might Make Dark Matter Shine

Dark matter circling the drain of a massive black hole could radiate gamma-rays that might be visible from Earth, according to new research.<p>Dark …

Dark Matter

Christian fundamentalism is a capitalist construct: The secret history of American religion

The origins of modern evangelicalism can all be traced back to the founder of Quaker Oats. A historian explains<p>Christian fundamentalism was invented in an advertising campaign, according to a new book by historian Timothy Gloege. The all-American brand of “old-time religion” was developed by an …

Rediscover Prayer with This Free Book by N.T. Wright

Matthew 6 records what is now known as the Lord’s Prayer. This simple prayer contains powerful insights into the mind of Jesus. When studied …

Faith

N.T. Wright on the Eucharist

May 12, 2015 by Michael F. Bird<p>A great N.T. Wright quote on the Eucharist:<p>When we celebrate Jesus’ meal we aren’t just whistling in the dark. Bread …

Archives

Science's Path from Myth to Multiverse

<i>From Quanta Magazine (find original story here).</i><p>We can think of the history of physics as an attempt to unify the world around us: Gradually, over …

Marked by Faith: The Spirituality of Tattoos

Last summer, while attending my first Wild Goose Festival -- the annual gathering of progressive Christians in the North Carolina mountains -- I saw …

Wild Women Blues: A Black Feminist Legacy

• Subscription to the American Songwriter Print Magazine<br>• Access to all Feature Magazine Content Online<br>• Access to Print Edition Archives<br>• Premium content in …

Feminism

From the archive, 14 May 1873: Robert Browning's new poem - review

<b>RED COTTON NIGHTCAP COUNTRY; or TURF AND TOWERS.</b> <b>By Robert Browning. Smith, Elder, and Co. London. 1873.</b><p>It would not be easy to discover a greater contrast than that presented by the respective methods of our two foremost living poets. While Mr. Tennyson, straying further and further away from the …

Literature

Milky Way Galaxy: Facts About Our Galactic Home

The Milky Way Galaxy is most significant to humans because it is home sweet home. But when it comes down to it, our galaxy is a typical barred …

JK Rowling to share thoughts on Draco Malfoy in new writing

The Harry Potter author will shed her thoughts on the wizard's enemy as part of Pottermore's Christmas celebrations<p>JK Rowling will be sharing her thoughts on Harry Potter's enemy, Draco Malfoy, in a piece of new writing for Pottermore, the Harry Potter publishing website.<p>The bestselling author will …

Our favorite books of the year

This was an odd year for books, usually the quiet introspective cousin at the pop culture family gatherings. But the Amazon/Hachette contract dispute …

Books

10 authors of color to read in 2015

Your book list is going to get a bit longer.<p>For 2015, we want to shine a light on a few diverse authors whom everyone should know. Though not …

Salon’s What to Read Awards: Top critics choose the best books of 2014

To help sort through the year-end flood, we reached out to critics and tallied the totals for this definitive list<p>We know you’re inundated with year-end best books of the year lists--hence our annual tradition in which we reach out to top critics to try to come to some kind of consensus on the best …

Haruki Murakami to be an online agony uncle

Publisher for the Japanese novelist says he will answer ‘questions of any kind’ from readers on his own website<p>Japanese novelist Haruki Murakami is to offer advice to troubled readers in an agony uncle column on his website, his publisher said Tuesday.<p>The website, named “Murakami-san no tokoro” or …

Literature

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Awesome Books to Bust You Out of Every Kind of Reading Slump

There’s no such thing as a bad time for reading, there are just those days when you can’t figure out what, exactly, your Goldilocksy brain wants. No …

Books

7 banned books that everyone should read

Censored books offer important, sometimes difficult, stories. That's reason to read them, not ban them.<p>It's always been hard for me to wrap my head …

Ecocide: The Psychology of Environmental Destruction

/ May 11, 2015<p>Recent scientific reports about climate change make grim reading. A paper <i>published in The Economic Journal</i> by the respected UK …

Found: Giant spirals in space that could explain our existence

Giant magnetic spirals in the sky could explain why there is something rather than nothing in the universe, according to an analysis of data from …

Physics

Watch: Poetry Comes to Life in Exclusive ‘I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast’ Short Film

Watch: Poetry Comes to Life in Exclusive 'I Ate the Cosmos for Breakfast' Short Film<p>READ MORE: Meet the 2014 Tribeca Filmmakers #24: Dan Sickles …

Puerto Rico

Y'all, Women Can Walk Out the House Half-Naked If We Want

<b>by Kesiena Boom</b><b></b> <b></b> <br>It seems that many people have forgotten—in this era of regressive and misogynistic laws about birth control and fetus …

Feminism

8 Widely Held Beliefs You'll Reconsider After You Start Meditating

Daily meditation, like many other foundational practices, can uproot and shed light onto some of the nearest and dearest beliefs we hold about …

Happiness

“The Daily Show” weighs in on “Dad Bod” sexism: Society will never value “Mom Bods” in the same way

Women are only celebrated when they shed their “Mom Bods,” Kristen Schaal tells “The Daily Show”<p>Two weeks later, the world is still hung up on "Dad Bod," a physique which has been characterized by undefined muscles, flab and some heavy pizza intake.<p>"The Daily Show" brought Senior Women’s Issues …

35 Empowering Feminist Quotes from Inspiring Women

Words of wisdom from the trailblazers who make us proud to be women.<p>To all the women and men continuing the fight for feminism in 2017, get inspired by the words of the trailblazing women who've said it best. From Hillary Clinton to Maya Angelou, Gloria Steinem, Rihanna and all the unapologetic, …

Life in Space? The Odds Just Went Up

If ever there was a time to disobey HAL, the coolly sociopathic computer that stole the show in both <i>2001: A Space Odyssey</i> and the <i>2010</i> sequel, it’s …

Astronomy