Music
Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

Pink Floyd Plays in Venice on a Massive Floating Stage in 1989

When Roger Waters left Pink Floyd after 1983’s The Final Cut, the remaining members had good reason to assume the band was truly, as Waters’ proclaimed, “a spent…

The Power of Two

The Power of Two

In the fall of 1966, during a stretch of nine weeks away from the Beatles, John Lennon wrote a song. He was in rural Spain at the time,…

Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’: 10 Unreleased Gems That Didn’t Make It

Radiohead’s ‘A Moon Shaped Pool’: 10 Unreleased Gems That Didn’t Make It

Six months ago Radiohead released the ninth album of their storied 31 year career. As ever, they didn’t disappoint. A sprawling, emotional masterpiece, A Moon Shaped Pool is filled…

Movies

John Ford — the bright and dark side to the finest director in history

John Ford —  the bright and dark side to the finest director in history

This once-famous name may be unfamiliar to millennials, but even those with the remotest interest…

Silence – Martin Scorsese

Silence – Martin Scorsese

When Martin Scorsese puts away his strutting cocks – his raging bulls, comedy kings and…

Jean-Pierre Melville: Life and work of a groundbreaking filmmaking poet

Jean-Pierre Melville: Life and work of a groundbreaking filmmaking poet

One of the very few filmmakers we deeply cherish above almost all others and whose…

Children of men – Alfonso Cuarón’s bleak but genious vision of the past, present and the future

Children of men – Alfonso Cuarón’s bleak but genious vision of the past, present and the future

When we say that Children of Men is, without a doubt, one of the best…

 

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Mind and Cognition

The Hellfire club

The Hellfire club

Majority of secret societies are exclusive, intended for a small circle of the chosen ones. Their closeness is the very reason for making them an ideal ground for…

Underground utopism

Underground utopism

It seems to me that, for a long time, we were searching for that particular social order that will guarantee equal rights for all, flawless community development and…

Time: illusion and/or necessity?

Time: illusion and/or necessity?

For a majority of us, time is but an alternate term for what occurs between two random points on the clock. But, here is the gist: clocks –…

Modern European Mysticism

Modern European Mysticism

This article will introduce you to the complex world of modern European mysticism through studying its psychological thought. We shall see that modern European mysticism has its own…

Zero the hero: How nothing became everything

Zero the hero: How nothing became everything

It may not seem all that intuitive that numbers and numerical systems could be susceptible to the same kind of transformation as any other cultural phenomena. When one…

Sociology

Richard Dawkins interview: ‘It must be possible to construct life chemically, or in a computer’

Richard Dawkins interview: ‘It must be possible to construct life chemically, or in a computer’

Britain’s most famous atheist is surprisingly low-key. The public Richard Dawkins – combative, outspoken, relentless – is, it turns out, a…

Slavoj Žižek: Thanks to the EU’s villainy, Greece is now under financial occupation

Slavoj Žižek: Thanks to the EU’s villainy, Greece is now under financial occupation

A response to some of my critics. When my short essay on Greece after the referendum“The Courage of Hopelessness” was republished…

Michel Houellebecq: ‘Am I Islamophobic? Probably, yes’

Michel Houellebecq: ‘Am I Islamophobic? Probably, yes’

Shadowed by the plain-clothes police protection officer that now follows him round the clock, Michel Houellebecq, France’s most successful living writer,…

The Nature of conflict

Nature of conflict

Nature of conflict

There are several reasons why most people do not approach conflicts in the right way. The basic one is – they see the conflict as a problem,…

Philosophy

Plato, Nietzsche, and 11 Other Philosophers Who Used Mind-Altering Drugs

Plato, Nietzsche, and 11 Other Philosophers Who Used Mind-Altering Drugs

The Psychedelic Influence on Philosophy MMXVI Philosophy itself often arrives as a mind-altering experience, a new mode of perception unto our cosmos, at times so radical as…

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Wild Hunt

Wild Hunt

Art thou not thyself the wind with shrill whistling, which bursteth open the gates of the fortress of Death?  Art thou not thyself the coffin full of…

Archaeology

The Pyramid of Pachacamac

The Pyramid of Pachacamac

The Pyramids of Pachacamac; an ancient Masterpiece of construction. Pachacamac is a Pre-Inca archaeological site located roughly 40 km southeast of Lima, Peru. Archaeologists have discovered over 15…

Architecture

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

How Alexandria laid foundations for the modern world

The secret to Alexandria, if classical historians are to be believed, lies in a golden casket. Studded with jewels and small enough to hold in one’s hands,…

Culture

The Culture of sustainable development: the interaction of universal and national values

The Culture of sustainable development: the interaction of universal and national values

Global vs. local identities: The role of media in process of sustainable cultural development In an era of market and media globalization, the concept of national identity…

Religion

The Taoist View of the Universe – Alan Watts

The Taoist View of the Universe – Alan Watts

“Taoists view the universe as the same as, or inseparable from, themselves so that Lao-tzu could say, “Without leaving my house, I know the whole universe.” This implies…

Art

Günther Uecker : Hammering Passion

Günther Uecker : Hammering Passion

The artist shapes the material to represent a wider reality in which the spirit dwells. In order to achieve this, is it possible to rely on a…