Culture

How James Joyce’s Daughter, Lucia, Was Treated for Schizophrenia by Carl Jung

The life of James Joyce’s schizophrenic daughter Lucia requires no particular embellishment to move and amaze us. The “received wisdom,” writes Sean …

Literature

Rebecca West on Survival, the Redemption of Suffering, and the Life-Saving Will to Keep Walking the Road to Ourselves

“If during the next million generations there is but one human being born in every generation who will not cease to inquire into the nature of his fate, even while it strips and bludgeons him, some day we shall read the riddle of our universe.”<p>In a 1928 letter to her sister, Virginia Woolf …

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Undocumented parents talk with their kids

When the final news broke on February 10 that immigration officials had conducted nationwide raids, the images in the news focused on Latinx …

Multiculturalism

The 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, is among the country's top travel destinations. And, with 104 districts, Hamburg has a neighbourhood for …

Hamburg

Walt Disney Creates a Frank Animation That Teaches High School Kids All About VD (1973)

The comically plainspoken, tough-guy sergeant is a heaven sent assignment for character actors.<p>Keenan Wynn, who strove to keep America safe from …

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The A List: 10 shows to check out this weekend Feb. 24-25

What’s going on this weekend? Some highlights: Blair Crimmins and the Hookers celebrates the release of <i>You Gotta Sell Something</i> with a two-night …

Atlanta

Stavros Niarchos Cultural Center Handed to Greek State

Art World<p>The foundation donated €617 million to support the state with the center's maintenance.<p>,<p>The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center …

Greece

Let the Oscar Games Begin: Ballot Predictions

Will the Oscars prove a <i>La La Land</i> victory stroll, with the romantic comedy claiming as many as 13 statuettes? Or will the voters of the Motion …

La La Land

Marcel Proust Plays Air Guitar on a Tennis Racket (1891)

Was “air guitar” a thing back in 1891, when a photographer captured young Marcel Proust in this playful photograph? Probably not. Maybe it’s …

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Vietnam's tourism industry making sustainability pay - International Cooperation and Development - European Commission

Before, we were always worrying about the problems coming from growth. Now that we are on the pathway to sustainability our opportunities seem …

Cultural Heritage

Watch Earth, a Landmark of Soviet Cinema (1930)

Today we’re adding to our list of Free Movies a 1930 Soviet silent film by director Alexander Dovzhenko. It’s called <i>Earth</i>, and it’s the third …

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Edinburgh University’s NASA Humanoid Robot is the Coolest Thing You’ll See Today

Professor Sethu Vijayakumar and NASA Valkyrie | © Peter Tuffy Photography<p>The trailblazing effects of Valkyrie on the robotics industry are …

Robots

A Short Course on How Pixar Uses Physics to Make Its Effects

A new computer-animated spectacle that makes us rethink the relationship between imagination and technology seems, now, to come out every few months. …

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HuffPo Writer: ‘I No Longer Identify as White… Sort Of’

A freelancer for the Huffington Post came out as transracial/questioning yesterday, writing that even though he was born “very white and very …

Racism

If You Don't Build Your Culture, One Will Form On Its Own (And You Might Not Like What You Get)

Why your culture is at risk if you don't build it with the same level of investment you would make for any other strategic company initiative.<p>For being an intangible thing, culture certainly does get talked about a lot. And rightfully so. For a company, culture can be that critical enabler (or …

Leadership

How to Build an Artificially Intelligent Bot in Under Two Hours

Peter WardTech EditorUpdated: 23 February 2017<p>Artificial intelligence is everywhere. For many, that can seem daunting and scary. Ask the majority of …

Artificial Intelligence

San Francisco's Most Famous Asian Drag Family Hazed Me Hard - VICE

After two months of hazing—contour and makeup tests, socials and shows—the Rice Rockettes' Holiday Drag showcase this past December was the performance that would determine whether I'd be inducted into the historic all Asian American San Francisco drag house. Thegroup challenged me to perform a pop …

Multiculturalism

How a Synesthete Experiences Bach: An Empathic Journey into Sound Through Minimalist Motion, Shape, and Color

An animated invitation to inhabit a rare neurological crossing of the senses.<p><i>“Music is at once the most wonderful, the most alive of all the arts,”</i> Susan Sontag wrote in one of the most beautiful meditations on the power of music, <i>“and the most sensual.”</i> Indeed, music beckons to multiple of our …

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You Can Have Your Ashes Turned Into a Playable Vinyl Record, When Your Day Comes

Even in death we are only limited by our imagination in how we want to go out. There are now ways to turn our corpse into a tree, or have our ashes …

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Voyeur Reality

<b>Virtual Reality satisfies Western voyeurism without consequence. It will not blunt the global fervor to hinder the movement of bodies.</b><p><b>CLOUDS</b> Over …

Virtual Reality

Culture is the Behavior You Reward and Punish

When we finished, O’Reilly pointed at the whiteboard with a magician’s flourish: “That’s your culture. Your culture is the behaviors you reward and …

Leadership

Internship Programme at Arts & Culture Trust (ACT)

The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT), South Africa’s premier independent arts and culture funding and development agency, calls for applications from …

Bertrand Russell’s Artful Letter Refusing to Debate British Fascist Leader Oswald Mosley (1962)

Changing the minds of others has never counted among humanity’s easiest tasks, and it seems only to have become an ever-stiffer challenge as history …

Philosophy

Listen to Free Radio Stations & Music Online

With almost 18 years since their formation as <b>Saron Gas</b>, South African rockers <b>Seether</b> have become fixtures of modern rock radio. Their big, …

Music

How I Did It: Abdelmonem Bin Eisa Alserkal & Vilma Jurkute On Cultivating A Creative Culture In Dubai | Inc. Arabia

<i>Part of our “How I Did It” series, featured in the January 2017 issue of Inc. Arabia.</i> <i>Insider stories from from some of the Middle East & North</i> …

Dubai

How Did Nietzsche Become the Most Misunderstood & Bastardized Philosopher?: A Video from Slate Explains

Is there a more misunderstood philosopher than Friedrich Nietzsche? Granted, the question makes two assumptions: 1) That people read philosophy 2) …

Friedrich Nietzsche

China Plans to Build 50,000 Soccer Academies by 2025

Michael LoRéSports EditorUpdated: 23 February 2017<p>China's dedication to soccer isn't new news at this point. President Xi Jinping has avidly …

China

Why the Dark Side of the Force Had to Be Dark - Issue 45: Power

You don’t have to look very hard to see that our culture has some pretty powerful associations between colors and feelings. As a recent example, the …

Psychology

Watch Leonard Bernstein Conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Using Only His Eyebrows

Perhaps you’ll recall the episode from <i>Seinfeld</i> when Bob Cobb, a conductor for The Police Orchestra, insists that everyone call him “maestro”–and only …

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Beautiful Brain: The Stunning Drawings of Neuroscience Founding Father Santiago Ramón y Cajal

“A graphic representation of the object observed guarantees the exactness of the observation itself.”<p>Oliver Sacks insisted that “ideas emerge, are shaped, in the act of writing,” which he considered “a special, indispensable form” of talking to himself. Unusual creature though he was, the beloved …

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