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Sigmund Freud

About Freud's Last Session

Jill Robinson | Posted 04.02.2013 | Los Angeles
Jill Robinson

This really is about this riveting play. (I'll get there) But this is also about NOT writing. And my father. Dr. Freud would see the connections.

Theater Review: Freud's Last Session at Broad Stage

Jason Mannino | Posted 03.25.2013 | Los Angeles
Jason Mannino

It's 1939. Hitler is rising in power. England is on the brink of declaring war on Germany. Against this backdrop we witness the impending war of ideologies in an imaginary meeting between Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis.

Getting Into the Holiday Spirit: Cultivate Rivalries With Other Intellectuals

Nick Kolakowski | Posted 01.28.2013 | Books
Nick Kolakowski

A bitter rivalry is good for the mind, as it drives opponents to sharpen their arguments to a fine rhetorical point, while serving as great entertainment for outside observers.

Sex, Sex, Sex: A Look at Arthur Schnitzler's Vienna

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.28.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

From the age of 17 up until two days before his death, Schnitzler kept a diary -- some 8,000 pages, now collected in 10 volumes -- that is notable for the casualness with which he describes his sexual encounters, as well as for his obsessiveness.

Salman Rushdie and the Right to Offend

Carlo Strenger | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Carlo Strenger

Salman Rushdie's memoir Joseph Anton rebels against the reduction of The Satanic Verses to an insult to Islam. I agree. But modern liberal democracies, freedom of thought and expression are impossible without the right to offend.

Republican Compares Self To Freud, John Lennon

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Rabbi Shmuley Boteach, the celebrity New Jersey rabbi running for Congress, released a new ad Monday that highlights his beard as a reason to vote for...

Oceanic Feeling: Victoria Selbach at Dacia Gallery

Daniel Maidman | Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

I'd like to talk with you today about the show "Grace in the Light," at Dacia Gallery in Manhattan. It's a solo show of paintings by Victoria Selbach....

PHOTOS: 11 Celebrated Sci-Tech Figures Who Used Drugs

Posted 07.30.2012 | Science

You've probably heard that Sigmund Freud was a cocaine user. At the age of 28, he wrote his fiancee a letter in which he described himself as "a big w...

Truth, Beauty & Desire in Vienna (Klimt's Drawings at the Getty)

Tom Teicholz | Posted 09.13.2012 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The Getty exhibition "Gustav Klimt: The Magic of Line" puts a lie to the usual characterization, demonstrating how Klimt's work conveys complex emotions and even allegorical ideals.

Freud's Naked Truths

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 06.30.2012 | Arts

"He breathed like an animal that's excited," Lucian Freud's sitter and lover Lady Jacquetta Eliot says in the opening comments of the upcoming documen...

The Day I Finally Understood David Cronenberg

Andrew Fish | Posted 08.12.2012 | Entertainment
Andrew Fish

However much I'd thought it would be neat to delve into mysticism and spirituality with David Cronenberg, it was just as enlightening to hear how he lives without them.

Freudian Matters (Video) | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts

What's in a name? For the Freud clan it would seem that theirs denotes both notoriety and intrinsic creativity. Relatives of the original Sigmund Freu...

Gustav Klimt's Spectacular 150th Anniversary

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 05.24.2012 | Arts

This year marks the 150th anniversary of Gustav Klimt's birthday, and museums around the world are celebrating the Austrian Secessionist's work. You c...

Were Angels In The Bible Lucid Dreams?

Richard Schiffman | Posted 07.21.2012 | Religion
Richard Schiffman

Lucid dreams, while clearly owing a lot to the imagination, often contain a spiritual element which is not merely "imaginary."

Lucian Freud's Unseen Drawings

Posted 05.02.2012 | Arts

Lucian Freud is one of the most formative artists in figurative painting. Before his death last year, he created unsettling portraits of mottled, swam...

The Nazi Who Saved Sigmund Freud

David M. Cohen | Posted 05.30.2012 | Books
David M. Cohen

After Hitler came to power, many Jews saw the writing on the wall and left Germany. Einstein, for example, did so almost at once. But Freud steadfastly refused, even though many friends warned him that the Nazis were bound to take over Austria.

Louise Bourgeois: The Return Of The Repressed

Posted 03.16.2012 | Arts

Louise Bourgeois created haunting sculptural forms inspired by femininity and domesticity. But through her touch, these 'soft' subject matters morph i...

Storied Nature Of Human Nature

William Grassie | Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion
William Grassie

By my rough estimation, we spend perhaps 50 percent or more of our waking hours in storytelling. Humans make stories but, in some sense, we are also made by our stories.

Conversion Disorder and Mass Hysteria

Scott Mendelson, M.D. | Posted 04.02.2012 | Healthy Living
Scott Mendelson, M.D.

For an episode of mass hysteria to begin, all that is necessary is troubled times in the culture, a shared set of beliefs and a final, fearful, anxiety-provoking trigger to set the phenomenon into motion.

Nicki Gostin

Viggo Mortensen Talks 'A Dangerous Method' | Nicki Gostin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Celebrity

When you think of Sigmund Freud, you immediately think of hunky actor Viggo Mortensen, right? Well, that's whom director David Cronenberg wanted for h...

Dr. Freud, Meet Senator Santorum

Gordon Marino | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Gordon Marino

Rick Santorum has been a boon to the class I am teaching on Freud. Last week, we were covering Freudian slips when Senator Santorum generously provided a superb object lesson.

Auto-address on Behalf of Possible Residents of Kepler-22b

Tim Terhaar | Posted 02.08.2012 | Weird News
Tim Terhaar

The reason for Kepler-22b's fame is that it might sustain living organisms. But what if it does? I suspect that if life were discovered the first thing we'd want to do after we'd recovered from the initial awe would be to exploit it.

Movie review: A Dangerous Method

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.25.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is about the talking cure - specifically, the kind of talk therapy pioneered by Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung at t...

Interview With Michael Fassbender, Thinking Man's Star

Erica Abeel | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Erica Abeel

While hugely charismatic, Fassbender does not trade on personality, presenting an Everyman who resonates with the public and stays recognizable from film to film. Think George Clooney and Tom Hanks.

Gazelle Emami

David Cronenberg And Michael Fassbender On The Film Originally Meant For Julia Roberts | Gazelle Emami | Posted 11.24.2011 | Home

"A Dangerous Method" has been in the works for 14 years. But the film, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Michael Fassbender, began as somethin...