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Life in Shanghai

David Gosset | Posted 08.13.2013 | Home
David Gosset

While the myth of the "Old Shanghai" is more a narrative cultivated by a few foreigners than a living point of reference for the Shanghaiers, Shanghai has an instinctive passion for the newness and the promise of each day.

Why Creativity Needs Mundanity

Nick Jefferson | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Nick Jefferson

Perhaps in embracing mysticism, irrational thought, the Antipodes of the mind -- the creative brain -- we are not in fact denying reality: we are simply -- and very deliberately -- escaping it. An eyes-wide-open embrace of the unconscious.

The Road to a New Progressive Narrative, Part Two: The Right's Winning Non-Rational Propaganda

Mark Cassello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Cassello

In Propaganda in a Democratic Society, Aldous Huxley differentiates two forms of propaganda: rational and non-rational propaganda.

No Time?

The Guardian | John Crace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Lolita. Light of my life. Lo. Li. Ta Very Much. If you wonder where my peculiar interests came from, I should have to say it started when I was 13 wit...

What Do Hobbits, Robots, and Yahoos Have In Common?

Mark Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Mark Peters

Words come from everywhere. TV shows are productive -- look at "Battlestar Galactica's" "frak," Stephen Colbert's "truthiness," and "30 Rock's" "blurg...

Salinger, Huxley, Steinbeck: Great Books Hated During Their Time

Cracked | Jacopo della Quercia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Many, if not most, of the books you were handed in high school as required reading were hated by critics and readers alike when they first hit shelves...

Why Obama Dissed the Internet, and Why the Internet Doesn't Get It

Alex Pasternack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Alex Pasternack

Obama's point IT's ability to distract us isn't that new technology allows for too many divergent views. It's that the internet narrows opinion to a few fairly predictable and easily reproducible one-liners.

Creation...the Movie. Bringing Darwin to Life and Love

Michael Shermer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Shermer

A review of Creation: The True Story of Charles Darwin. Starring Paul Bettany and Jennifer Connelly. Jon Amiel Director, Jeremy Thomas Producer, John ...

Andrew Weil, Ram Dass And The Harvard Psychedelic Club

Shelf Awareness | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Aldous Huxley was a major inspiration for the four men Don Lattin profiles in this lively retelling of the start of America's romance with hallucinoge...