Music
Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

Walter Becker, Steely Dan Co-Founder, Dead at 67

\Walter Becker, guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band Steely Dan, died Sunday at the age of 67. Becker’s official site announced the death; no…

The Persistence of Prog Rock

The Persistence of Prog Rock

In April, 1971, Rolling Stone reviewed the début album by a band with a name better suited to a law firm: Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The reviewer liked what he…

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…

Movies

Top 10 Filmmakers Who Redefined Modern Cinema

Top 10 Filmmakers Who Redefined Modern Cinema

David W. Griffith was the pioneering director who invented and introduced the original grammar of…

‘Touch of Evil’: Orson Welles’ Grandiose Film Noir that Took Four Decades to Shine In Its Intended Form

‘Touch of Evil’: Orson Welles’ Grandiose Film Noir that Took Four Decades to Shine In Its Intended Form

When Universal approached Orson Welles with an intriguing supporting role in a new thriller tentatively…

5 Reasons Why “Rashomon” is a Masterpiece of World Cinema

5 Reasons Why “Rashomon” is a Masterpiece of World Cinema

“Rashomon” is one of Akira Kurosawa’s most famous films, and is now considered one of…

Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’: The Traumatic and Poetic Journey into the Heart of Man

Terrence Malick’s ‘The Thin Red Line’: The Traumatic and Poetic Journey into the Heart of Man

Twenty years have passed between Days of Heaven, Terrence Malick’s second feature film, and The Thin Red…

 

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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

An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

An Animated Introduction to Ludwig Wittgenstein & His Philosophical Insights on the Problems of Human Communication

In the recorded history of philosophy, there may be no sharper a mind than Ludwig Wittgenstein. A bête noire, enfant terrible, and all other such phrases used to…

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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

Inside Giacometti’s studio

Inside Giacometti’s studio

Giacometti moved to his studio at 46 Rue Hippolyte-Maindron in Montparnasse, in December 1926. Open most of the time to friends, acquaintances and even strangers who happened to…