Music
Forget The Beatles – Liszt was music’s first “superstar”

Forget The Beatles – Liszt was music’s first “superstar”

The women who screamed and swooned for the 19th Century piano virtuoso Franz Liszt set the pattern for fans in our own time – from The Beatles to…

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

Peter Gabriel – 10 of the best

1. Solsbury Hill Given the financial hole he was in, and the success of The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway, 1974 was an odd year for Peter Gabriel…

Led Zeppelin – Rank The Albums

Led Zeppelin – Rank The Albums

It’s a truth universally acknowledged* that Led Zeppelin’s second album is their greatest work ever. It may have been disputed in pubs across the country, and occasionally slipped…

David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’: How Berlin Shaped Eclectic 1977 Masterpiece

Beside the Berlin Wall, Bowie made music to uplift the world Fully settled in Berlin, with a work system established and in a far better place, physically and…

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…

Masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa

Masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa

When one thinks of the masters of cinema, Japanese director Akira Kurowsawa (1910-1998) would be…

The 10 Best Alain Delon Movies

The 10 Best Alain Delon Movies

Sometimes people with multiple talents and predicates are left behind over one-quality people. This happens…

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…

 

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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

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…