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Did you know that Socrates enjoyed dancing?

2018-06-09T14:36:17+00:00June 9th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

Did you know that Aristotle spoke with a lisp? That Socrates enjoyed dancing? The third-century gossip of Diogenes Laërtius is fascinating, if not always factual Source: Did you know that Aristotle spoke with a lisp? That Socrates enjoyed dancing? The third-century gossip of Diogenes Laërtius is fascinating, if not always factual

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Rattle Intensifying Mahler

2018-05-27T08:21:49+00:00May 27th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

In performances with the London Symphony, Simon Rattle balances the composer’s precision and passion. www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/28/the-conductor-intensifying-mahler-through-restraint

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The Curse of Knowledge

2018-05-19T16:10:58+00:00May 18th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|

From the father-son reveal in The Empire Strikes Back to the shocking realization at the end of The Sixth Sense, everyone loves a good plot twist. It's not the element of surprise that makes them so enjoyable, though. It's largely the set-up, according to cognitive scientist Vera Tobin. Tobin, a researcher at Case Western Reserve University, writes for TheConversationthat one

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Essays That Make Sense of the Infinite and the Infinitesimal

2018-05-16T06:20:54+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Culture, Mind, Uncategorized|

Holt’s example is plain: Think well, eat well and seek out those who will nourish and challenge you. It’s this conviviality, and a crispness of style, that distinguish him as a popularizer of some very redoubtable mathematics and science. “My ideal is the cocktail-party chat,” he writes in the preface to his new essay collection,

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Freudian Noir

2018-05-21T07:46:07+00:00May 16th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Media, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Freudian Noir | by Geoffrey O’Brien | The New York Review of Books What holds it all together is a sense of form, fittingly enough since form is his overriding preoccupation—narrative form above all. Irresistibly drawn to the comparison of examples taken from as wide a field as possible, Bordwell collects specimens of filmmaking and

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Why the Dancing Makes ‘This Is America’ So Uncomfortable to Watch

2018-05-14T17:50:03+00:00May 14th, 2018|Categories: Culture, Uncategorized|Tags: |

The new music video from Childish Gambino weaponizes the viewer’s instinctive bodily empathy. www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/05/this-is-america-childish-gambino-donald-glover-kinesthetic-empathy-dance/559928/

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