As you wind your way through a labyrinth of dark hallways, works of art pop up into your peripheral vision, neon sculptures punctuate the space and haunting voices narrate enigmatic short films revealing strange stone monsters and anxious views from a stone fort. Welcome to Laurent Grasso's bizarre and wonderful universe.
There's nothing more inspiring than an artist spearheading a creative project grassroots-style. Such is the case with Babar Peerzada, and his labor of love, a stellar revival of The Elephant Man.
Deep within us is the silent, transcendental field of our awareness, which remains untouched by life's negative impressions.
"The Beatles and I went to India for ourselves at first because fame had become extraordinarily overwhelming. We turned to ourselves in a way by going to the ashram, learning about ourselves, de-stressing our incredible nervous systems that had been shocked by enormous fame."
Coffee has always seemed to facilitate thinking and catching ideas. Not only that, but the flavor of coffee is beyond the beyond good. Even bad coffee is better than no coffee at all. For many years, I drank probably 20 cups of instant coffee per day.
David Lynch, the film director, is a long-time meditator and speaks about transcendental meditation (TM) with veracity and authenticity. His message is clear: TM practice reduces negativity. Who doesn't want that?
Perhaps I'm not qualified to write about Sleeping Beauty, the debut film from Australian director Julia Leigh. I am, after all, a middle-aged man. An...
What do I have in common with Ellen DeGeneres, Russell Brand, Oprah, David Lynch, Martin Scorsese, and Russell Simmons? Probably not all that much, but... we all practice TM, Transcendental Meditation.
Everybody needs to dissolve stress, and research shows that effective meditation is the most powerful stress buster there is.
Lynch's book, Catching the Big Fish: Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity, gives rare insight into his creative process and how 35 years of Transcendental Meditation have helped him along the way.
"I've made a lot of records because that's what I do, and I've listened to a lot of records, and I have to tell you the truth--it wouldn't have mattered if The Beatles had recorded "A Hard Day's Night" on Silly Putty. It would have sounded good."
There certainly are more movies than ever to choose from nowadays. But the ability to produce a higher quantity doesn't always yield a higher quality.
Today, we're talking with David S. Ware about all things jazz and about his new documentary David S. Ware: A World of Sound.