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Existential Fashion Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 09.04.2015 | Style
Skye Cleary

While we don't know what was in Søren or Regine's bag, below are a few suggestions regarding what your bag might reveal about your existential lifestyle.

Review: Irrational Man

Francis Levy | Posted 08.18.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In Irrational Man Allen goes a little further and the précis of modern philosophy he offers through the voice of the flask guzzling philosophy professor that Phoenix portrays is a little like one of those audio guides to masterpieces at the Louvre.

New York Cocktail Philosophy

Skye Cleary | Posted 07.20.2015 | New York
Skye Cleary

On Saturday July 18 the best cocktail bars in the world were judged at the Tales of the Cocktail Annual Spirited Awards in New Orleans. New York City was well represented. The Dead Rabbit took home awards for the World's Best Cocktail Bar and Menu.

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: A Dazzling Conversation

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 06.23.2015 | Entertainment
Randee Mia Berman

Okay. There's Fred & Ginger. Sonny & Cher. Beyonce & Jay-Z. And then there's Bennett & Gaga. A match made in jazz heaven. Let's face it. We're dragging and sagging under heavy headlines. We all need a quick escape from global gloom, and I don't mean Soul Cycle.

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence

Francis Levy | Posted 06.09.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence is a philosophical comedy, Monty Python meets Kierkegaard, with the title of Damien Hirst's famous sharkwork, "The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living," thrown in for good keeping.

Ghosts at BAM

Francis Levy | Posted 06.28.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

This Ghosts is simply too dark and true, but one almost wanted The Wooster Group, whose signature style lies in freeing language from narrative, to intervene. "The Sun, the Sun" are the famous last lines.

Emergency Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

So: Don't wait for trouble. Seek wisdom now. Remember, I don't really have the flashing lights and siren. It was just in my imagination. Then again, if things get bad enough, at least chaplain apparently does.

Love Is the Law

Jonathan Byrd | Posted 04.25.2015 | Entertainment
Jonathan Byrd

On this day in 1843, Kierkegaard published his first book, the voluminous double volume "Either/Or." It was an epic argument for something beyond the law of identity.

Why Cat Listicles Fail To Answer The Soul's Cry

Brain Pickings | Maria Popova | Posted 01.20.2015 | World

Boredom has a long cultural history and an adaptive function in human life — it serves a vital creative purpose and protects us by helping us tolera...

A Simple Question That Will Change Your Search for Love

Ken Page | Posted 02.04.2015 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

Often, our very future in finding love is determined by our small choices at these countless crossroads.

What No One Teaches Us About Love

Ken Page | Posted 12.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Ken Page

We do not have to rid ourselves of our fear of intimacy before we can have deeper love. It's the practice of intimacy that gets us past our fear of intimacy.

Vermont Journal 1: Saint Anne's Shrine

Francis Levy | Posted 09.08.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

Captain Pierre La Motte founded Fort Sainte Anne as a defense against the Mohawks in 1666. It's Vermont's first European community and the site of th...

Fearless Moral Inventory

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

I'm sure you can think immediately of situations, both in the news, and in your own life, where it would help for someone to face with humility his or her own lapses and shortcomings.

Man Shot in Argument About Kant

Tony Phillips | Posted 11.18.2013 | Weird News
Tony Phillips

Immanuel Kant, has in 250 years' time sparked many an argument. And just the other day he got a man shot. Kid you not.

L'avventura At Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 09.16.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

A newly restored print of L'avventura is playing at Manhattan's Film Forum and there are problems with it. To begin with, you can barely read the sub...

Jane Austen Weekly: The Truth About Irony

Susan Celia Greenfield | Posted 02.06.2013 | Books
Susan Celia Greenfield

These days, I'm having a lot of trouble with irony. Sometimes I'm even afraid of the concept. Imagine that -- a literature professor afraid of irony. Isn't that ironic? Why am I afraid?

Mirror Fathom Is for a Select Group Only

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.29.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

With its exquisite descriptions and over powering dialogue, the story may not be enjoyable to all readers. For those, however, who admire the brilliance of words it will be a book to study and enjoy over and over.

Is There A Yoga Of The Heart?

Roger S. Gottlieb | Posted 01.15.2013 | Religion
Roger S. Gottlieb

Yes, and it's called prayer. And its power does not depend on faith in God or sacred texts, but on the passionate commitment of the person who prays.

Don't Worry, You Might Die

Daniel Will-Harris | Posted 03.10.2012 | Fifty
Daniel Will-Harris

There's always a difference between what someone says and what you hear. Whatever the words are, they get filtered through your brain and distorted ...