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Escapism

Why Are People So Drawn To Fiction?

The Atlantic | Cody C. Delistraty | Posted 11.03.2014 | World

When an English archaeologist named George Smith was 31 years old, he became enchanted with an ancient tablet in the British Museum. Years earlier, in...

The Sheer Terror Of Being Alone With Our Thoughts

The Week | Damon Linker | Posted 07.17.2014 | World

I recently thought about Pascal while crossing Terminal B of the Philadelphia International Airport. No, not Pascal the computer programming langua...

Literary Fiction vs. Genre Fiction

Steven Petite | Posted 04.28.2014 | Books
Steven Petite

In reality, neither of the two categories of writers necessarily deserve the distinction of being better writers. Different writers is a better word choice.

Am I Menopausal or a Powerful Werewolf?

Donna Highfill | Posted 06.23.2013 | Fifty
Donna Highfill

Maybe real life has gotten so boring for those constantly entertained by television that we're sure we must have magical powers, because checking in and out of a mind-numbing job is just a little too depressing to accept.

Shelter From the Storm

Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D. | Posted 11.19.2012 | Healthy Living
Dr. Gregory Jantz, Ph.D.

Did you see the story last week about Theresa Christian, the woman found stuck in her freezer after five days? Authorities and family members are still speculating about this peculiar turn of events, but surmise Theresa became concerned about a possible tornado.

Addicted to Sex?

Isha Judd | Posted 06.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Isha Judd

To no longer be a prisoner of sexual desire, to discover the power and joy of finding fulfillment within ourselves is a wonderful thing. It requires commitment, but it is definitely worth it.

WATCH: Artist Explores His Childhood Artifacts

Posted 12.15.2011 | Arts

One of the spaces that caught our eye at NADA Fair in Miami was that of Richmond, Virginia-based ADA Gallery. The selection of works presented was ref...

The Addiction Of The Crowds

Brady Boyd | Posted 11.20.2011 | Religion
Brady Boyd

When this stress reaches a tipping point, pastors, like everyone else, want relief. There is a medication that most pastors are addicted to without even knowing: adoring crowds.

Travel the World Without Leaving Home

Alastair Humphreys | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Alastair Humphreys

Mulling over why I enjoy traveling, I realized that you don't need to head to the end of the world. This year, I've decided to experiment with exploring the world without leaving home.

Off The Grid: 8 Books On Living Outside The System

Los Angeles Times | Susan Salter Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Although books about carving out your own piece of the pie have been written ever since the Transcendentalists took issue with the direction that Amer...

Sex and the City and the Misunderstandings Concerning Female Escapist Fantasy

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This is not about whether the films are good or not, but whether critics properly understand the genre that said franchise represents.

Jackson Funeral Won't Convince Followers He Is Dead

Francesca Biller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Francesca Biller

Since Elvis, the social pathos and obsession with celebrities has grown more than a hundred-fold, and this King of Pop will never be laid to rest or allowed to rest in peace.

Is Obsessed Sexist and Racist?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

As soon as women or minority groups are given their own somewhat trashy entertainment, it's suddenly a problem for culture at large.

Uh-Oh, Now I'm In Love With a Vampire

Vicky Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vicky Ward

This year my television addiction is to True Blood and just as I did with Gossip Girl, I'll wager it will explode into an international hit, even though it's been a little slow to take off.

Drowning My Sorrows in Baseball

Paula Duffy | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paula Duffy

Many people live and die by how their favorite teams are faring. Don't judge us too harshly.