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    The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

    The Accidental Perfection of the Beatles’ White Album

    To mark this month’s fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles’ ninth album, “The Beatles”—universally known as the White Album—several new expanded and enhanced editions are being released this week. These new…

    About Led Zeppelin

    About Led Zeppelin

    What the Beatles were to the ’60s, Led Zeppelin were to the ’70s: a band so successful and innovative they wound up creating the prism through which their…

    Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’

    Jimi Hendrix’s ‘Electric Ladyland’

    “We’ve been doing new tracks that are really fantastic and we’ve just been getting into them,” Jimi Hendrix told Rolling Stone in February 1968, right after he and the Experience had played…

    Movies

    “North by Northwest” – Hitchcock’s most entertaining film

    “North by Northwest” – Hitchcock’s most entertaining film

    In my childhood, one of the movies that made me fall in love with movies…

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Most Tragic Movies of All Time

    Tragedy for the purposes of this list does not mean films that are very sad.…

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    A Movie Lover’s Guide To The Films Of Ingmar Bergman

    I’m beginning to think that the late Swedish director Ingmar Bergman gets a bad rap.…

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Erotic Movies of All Time

    It is in the interest of any aspiring filmmaker to strive for originality in storytelling,…

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    The 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time

    It’s amazing to think of the vast methods one can use to structure a story.…

    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

    How to Die

    How to Die

    One morning in may, the existential psychotherapist Irvin Yalom was recuperating in a sunny room on the first floor of a Palo…

    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…

    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

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    The Photography of Ludwig Wittgenstein

    Philosophers have often ruminated on the aesthetics of photography. Roland Barthes’ Camera Lucida begins with a poignant memorialization of his mother, as remembered through her photograph. Pierre…

    Mythology

    La Déesse Triple –  Nouvelle interprétation du trône d’Ananké

    La Déesse Triple –  Nouvelle interprétation du trône d’Ananké

         L’impasse de l’histoire humaine aboutit à l’aliénation de l’empreinte archioriginaire, imprimée dans tous les êtres et concentrée dans l’œil de l’oiselle/la prunelle du Soleil –…

    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

    The endless influence of the Bauhaus

    The endless influence of the Bauhaus

    Here in Berlin, Germany’s Bauhaus Archiv is throwing a farewell party. Next year this museum will close for renovation, and until then it’s presenting a display 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

    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…

    Unknown pleasures

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