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The Mind Matters

Monday, August 11, 2014<p>The Mind Matters<p><b>by Yohan J. John</b><p>What is the mind? And what is its relationship with the body? Philosophers, psychologists, …

How Does The Human Brain Create Consciousness?

<i>How does the brain create consciousness? originally appeared on Quora –</i> <i>the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights</i>.<p><b>Answer by Yohan John, Ph.D in Cognitive and Neural Systems, on Quora:</b><p><i>Does</i> the brain create consciousness? I’m not so sure. At …

Consciousness

Understanding Kim Jong Un, The World’s Most Enigmatic and Unpredictable Dictator

Everyone knows that North Korea’s leader is a bloodthirsty madman and buffoon—or is he really? Mark Bowden digs into the hard facts for an unusual portrait.<p>Does anyone make an easier target than Kim Jong Un? He’s Fatboy Kim the Third, the North Korean tyrant with a Fred Flintstone haircut—the …

North Korea

Might At The Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s big, new move into 20th-century art—propelled by Leonard Lauder’s recent $1 billion gift of 81 Cubist masterpieces—is altering the balance of power among New York’s biggest museums, a change compounded by the Whitney’s relocation downtown and the Museum of Modern …

Art

Leo Tolstoy’s theory of everything

Before writing some of the greatest novels in history, Tolstoy asked some of philosophy’s hardest questions<p>Tolstoy’s first diary, started on March 17, 1847, at the age of eighteen, began as a clinical investigation launched under laboratory conditions: in the isolation of a hospital ward, where he …

Literature

Lykke Li Reveals Everything on New Album "I Never Learn": Q&A

Lykke Li emerged on the music scene six years ago as a mysterious, free-floating ingénue, all black eye shadow and delicate swoon, her dainty vocals …

New Albums

Let’s build a semantic web by creating a Wikipedia for relevancy

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Everyone is always asking me how big our ontology is. How many nodes are in your ontology? How many edges do you have? Or the …

Search Today and Beyond: Optimizing for the Semantic Web

• Partner Content<br>• Author: Kerstin Recker, Vertical Search Works. Kerstin Recker, Vertical Search Works<p>[/caption]<p>Search has changed dramatically over the …

shura "touch"

So let us get this straight--London-based chanteuse Shura joined Facebook in 2007, and that’s all we get? Like for real? She drops this sonic bomb …

Ramona Lisa

It's rare for an artist to bring their own voice recorder to an interview, but these days, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek is playing by her own rules. "I want to keep records of everything," she says as she places her recorder on the table between us, adjacent to my own device. We're drowning in …

New York City

Lykke Li Looks Stunned in 'Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone' Video

Swedish singer also announces dates for two U.S. shows in May<p>Lykke Li wants what every red-blooded human being wants: to be treated as something more …

Watch: Lykke Li Announces New Album I Never Learn

Lykke Li will release new album <i>I Never Learn</i> on May 5. It's the followup to 2011's <i>Wounded Rhymes</i>. Watch a moody preview for the album below.<p>She considers the record the final piece in a triology that began with 2008's <i>Youth Novels</i>. Speaking about the record, she told <i>NME</i>, "I want to be seen as a …

New Albums

band crush: september girls

There’s a lot of things to love about September: the switch from iced coffee to hot, the leaves about to change, and the chance to bust out the …

Angel Olsen: Burn Your Fire for No Witness – review

(Jagjaguwar)<p>Angel Olsen's second album marries solo singer-songwriter stuff with buzzy, fuzzy alt-pop – alternating between one and the other so expertly that the strengths of both are highlighted, the weaknesses pushed deep into the background. It's not a cheery listen, mind: "I lost my dream, I …

Chelsea Wolfe: "Feral Love"

Chelsea Wolfe has shared the intense, unsettling video for her <i>Pain Is Beauty</i> track "Feral Love". It's an excerpt from the film <i>Lone</i>, which was co-written by Wolfe and directed by Mark Pellington, the director of Pearl Jam's iconic "Jeremy" video and clips for Michael Jackson, Nine Inch Nails, U2, …

Michael Jackson

First Listen: Angel Olsen, 'Burn Your Fire For No Witness'

Angel Olsen has made an unforgettable and entrancing record. <i>Burn Your Fire for No Witness</i> is the musical equivalent of a deep, questioning stare from a lover, and what draws me to her voice is its peaceful, subtle touch. It has me leaning in to listen. Leonard Cohen does that, too, and it's a fine …

Mirah Announces New Album Changing Light, Shares "Oxen Hope", Plans Tour

Mirah: "Oxen Hope" (via SoundCloud)<p>Mirah's fifth solo album <i>Changing Light</i> is out May 13 via her new label Absolute Magnitude (with support from K). It features collaborations with Greg Saunier (Deerhoof), Mary Timony, Heather McEntire (Mount Moriah), and Emily Wells, plus string arrangements from …

La Jolla

Marissa Nadler played Glasslands w/ her new band, playing Bella Union showcase at Baby’s (pics, dates & new video)

photos by <b>Amanda Hatfield</b><p><i>Marissa Nadler @ Glasslands – 2/8/14</i><p>Psych-folk singer <b>Marissa Nadler</b> just released her fantastic new album, <i>July</i> (her first for …

Stream The Casket Girls’ new album True Love Kills the Fairy Tale

Savannah dream-pop outfit The Casket Girls will release their sophomore album, <i>True Love Kills the Fairy Tale</i>, on February 11th via Graveface Records. …

I Break Horses announce spring North American tour dates

As mentioned, Sweden’s <b>I Break Horses</b> released their second album, <i>Chiaroscuro</i>, this week via the new North American arm of Bella Union. Like on their …

Irish band September Girls released ‘Cursing the Sea’ (streams), playing SXSW (dates & streams)

by <b>Bill Pearis</b><p>Let’s just get this out of the way: Yes, it’s another “______ Girls” band who draw inspiration from Phil Spector, VU and JAMC/C-86, but …

See Marissa Nadler's New Video for "Dead City Emily" and Read Our Extensive Interview

"I’m a feminist and I wanted my music to stand on its own."<p>Marissa Nadler quit music. She sold all her instruments. She got a job teaching painting to troubled high school teens. But then she found an old email, and it changed her mind. Caleb Braeeten of the independent label Sacred Bones had …

Songwriting

Jawbreaker Reunion! (...Is What Some Band Named Themselves)

This won't cause any confusion at all.<p><i>Jawbreaker Reunion. Photo by Sam Williams.</i><p>If the legendary Jawbreaker ever announce a reunion, it’ll probably explode the internet. Literally, all of the wires and cables that carry the internet will start smoking and routers and modems everywhere will burst …

Indie Music

iamamiwhoami released “Fountain” (watch the video)

Once-mysterious Swedish musician <b>iamamiwhoami</b> (aka Jonna Lee) is mysterious no longer but still making nicely layered electronic art pop. She’s got a …

PREMIERE: Jensen Sportag remixes Banks’ “Changes”

Banks was always easy to dance to, but this remix allows you to dance without the mandatory dramatic-faraway-look.<p>We probably don’t really need to take you through who Banks is because you have an optic nerve that attaches to your brain and she’s all face, and angles, and whispering songs that for …

Remixes

Keep Shelly in Athens singer departs, unveils parting gift in “Old Time Glory”

It was just this past September that Greek haze-pop duo Keep Shelly in Athens released their debut full-length, <i>At Home</i>, a collection of ethereal, …