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    10 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

    10 Greatest Prog Rock Albums of All Time

    For close to a half century, prog has been the breeding ground for rock’s most out-there, outsized and outlandish ideas: Thick-as-a-brick concept albums, an early embrace of synthesizers, overly…

    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…

    Movies

    L.A. Breakdown, a Hitman In Crisis: Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

    L.A. Breakdown, a Hitman In Crisis: Michael Mann’s ‘Collateral’

    When people think of Tom Cruise, what do they see? That shit eating grin, the…

    The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

    The Continuing Influence of Akira Kurosawa on World Cinema

    One day in the middle of September 1951, Akira Kurosawa went fishing. He needed to.…

    Stanley Kubrick interview with Playboy magazine, 1968

    Stanley Kubrick interview with Playboy magazine, 1968

    Playboy: Much of the controversy surrounding 2001 deals with the meaning of the metaphysical symbols…

    ‘Fight Club’: David Fincher’s stylish exploration of modern-day man’s estrangement and disillusionment

    ‘Fight Club’: David Fincher’s stylish exploration of modern-day man’s estrangement and disillusionment

    Standing proudly among the ranks of those films whose post-theater, DVD legacy far outshone and…

    Alan Parker’s ‘Angel Heart’ Is Astonishing as Hell

    Alan Parker’s ‘Angel Heart’ Is Astonishing as Hell

    English film director Alan Parker was first introduced to William Hjortsberg’s novel ‘Falling Angel’ almost immediately after…

    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

    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…

    Arktogeja

    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…