Music
True Bruce: Springsteen Goes Deep, From Early Trauma to Future of E Street

True Bruce: Springsteen Goes Deep, From Early Trauma to Future of E Street

Rocker opens up about his life, expanding on revelations in candid new memoir ‘Born to Run’ Enter Bruce Springsteen, whistling. He’s cradling a couple of leather jackets for…

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: 10 Essential Songs

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: 10 Essential Songs

“I was scared shitless,” the late Keith Emerson told Mojo in 2001, remembering the start of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s 1977 tour of America — at the time,…

Zbigniew Preisner Reflects on Music for Films, and for Kieślowski Films

Zbigniew Preisner Reflects on Music for Films, and for Kieślowski Films

One challenge: ‘It is not possible to talk about music. It’s metaphysics.’ This week’s special opportunity to revisit Krzysztof Kieślowski’s Dekalog also brings an opportunity for a chat with one of…

David Byrne: “We did okay”

David Byrne: “We did okay”

Mr. Byrne, do you write songs differently now than you did 30 years ago? I couldn’t write the same kind of songs now that I wrote then. I…

Movies

Francis Ford Coppola:”I don’t have time to wait”

Francis Ford Coppola:”I don’t have time to wait”

Mr. Coppola, you once said that it is very difficult to be a good artist…

Everything you need to know about the elusive but extraordinary Alec Guinness

Everything you need to know about the elusive but extraordinary Alec Guinness

Any list of the twentieth century’s finest actors is incomplete without Alec Guinness. Yet it’s…

Making of Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”

Making of Andrei Tarkovsky’s “Stalker”

Named by the British Film Institute as one of the fifty greatest movies of all…

The 15 Greatest Movie Directors Championed by Roger Ebert

The 15 Greatest Movie Directors Championed by Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert was widely regarded as one of the most prolific and influential film critics…

What Makes Vertigo the Best Film of All Time?

What Makes Vertigo the Best Film of All Time?

Vertigo is the greatest motion picture of all time. Or so say the results of the latest…

Why Mulholland Drive is the greatest film since 2000

Why Mulholland Drive is the greatest film since 2000

Cinema in the early years of the 21st Century has experienced something of an existential…

 

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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,…

Nature As An Ideological Construct

Nature As An Ideological Construct

Nature has not always existed. It is not found in the depths of the forest, in the heart of the cougar…

The Nature of conflict

Social Moulds and Their Consequences

Social Moulds and Their Consequences

Can we really discuss any type of individualization without being aware of the imposed limitations? Which of these limitations are we willing to acknowledge? Do we acknowledge…

Philosophy

The Hidden Psychedelic History of Philosophy: Plato, Nietzsche, and 11 Other Philosophers Who Used Mind-Altering Drugs

The Hidden Psychedelic History of Philosophy: 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

Rome wasn’t planned in a day … in fact it wasn’t planned at all

Rome wasn’t planned in a day … in fact it wasn’t planned at all

The grid system which the Roman republic exported all over Europe was never employed in the capital itself. The city has always lacked a coherent plan –…

Architecture

Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

Saving America’s most architecturally stunning homes

On 21 February, the George Sturges house in Brentwood, California, was put on the block at Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA). It is the only example of…

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…