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The Science Of Drama: Same Old Stories

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Next to religion, movie making (screen writing) suffers the most from audience mystification. While no one can pinpoint the initial spark of inspira...

How Obscene! How James Joyce Told the Difference Between Art and Porn

Kalliope Lee | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Kalliope Lee

At the risk of beating a dead horse, I'd like to tackle a recurrent question in the art world: Is it art or is it porn?

Newt, The Planet

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

The night after I saw Melancholia I had an awful dream. The dream, like the movie, featured a hitherto unknown planet, called Melancholia. Except, in my dream, the planet was Newt.