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Faust: A Film for the Ages

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

Faust- mein Gott! The story's still kicking! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's classic has been produced yet again, this time in cinematic form, in a film that is as wondrous as it is strange.

Margarethe von Trotta's Hannah Arendt

Francis Levy | Posted 08.08.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

It is disconcerting how banal "the banality of evil" has become. It goes to show that even a profound idea can be overused to the extent that it be...

A Commencement Speech to Myself

Emme | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty
Emme

I realized, I could use a commencement of my own, a speech that put me front and center of my own life possibly celebrating 50 years on this earth and being proud of it.

Perpetual Virginity: Five Writers Who Turned Unrequited Love Into Literary Gold

Christopher Zara | Posted 08.26.2012 | Books
Christopher Zara

Here are five literary giants whose hearts were impaled by Cupid's arrow in the most brutal way. Rather than wallow in self-pity, these tortured scribes picked themselves up and stabbed Cupid right back -- with their pens.

PHOTOS: Germany's Fairy Tale Railroad

Jim Calio | Posted 07.08.2012 | Travel
Jim Calio

In fact, every year on April 30, local villagers get dressed up like witches and devils and ride the rails from town to town in celebration of Walpurgis Night.

Paradigm Lost: Why the rEVOLution Has Not Been Televised

Robin Koerner | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics
Robin Koerner

To those who care about such things, the silence of the media about the extraordinary events around Ron Paul's campaign is deafening. Some see conspi...

Traveling in Germany Can Have its Quirks

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.22.2012 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Even Germans make fun of their Goethe worship. In the university town of Tübingen there's a plaque indicating that Goethe puked there.

The Life Out Loud: An Interdependent World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 11.29.2011 | Entertainment
MeiMei Fox

Connected tells the story of how, in this digital age, we are more interdependent than ever before. The wellbeing of family members depends on events happening on other continents.

Meryl Streep Gets Historical

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Gerit Quealy

Meryl Streep's recent speech pointed out the ridiculous fact that we still don't have an actual National Women's History Museum. The bill that would make it possible has been submitted every year for seven years.

What's important, what's happening, and what's public diplomacy

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

Yes we all love the new social media. Type, for example, "public diplomacy" when you're on Twitter, and you'll get the latest on what twitterers are saying about the subject. But what's happening is not necessarily what's important.

25 Novels You Can Read on a Beach Without Embarrassing Yourself (PHOTOS, POLL)

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

This summer, I'm thinking Reading Lite. An iced drink, (make mine an Arnold Palmer). A cool breeze. A careful application of sunscreen. A thin book, so I can get through it and still grab some zzzs. Books like these.

Are We Culturally Bankrupt, Too?: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Exposes Another Problem

Gerit Quealy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Gerit Quealy

They don't know how to eat properly. I'm not talking about what food to eat, I'm talking about physically transporting ingestible matter from the plate to the oral cavity.

What To Do When Someone Rains On Your Parade

Dr. Cara Barker | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Cara Barker

Do we have the intestinal fortitude to live this marvelous nature out today, that part of us that lives beyond self-criticism, judgment, comparison and down-right making ourselves wrong for what we didn't achieve?

Notes From These Pajamas: The Diary of a Freelance Writer

Josh Rosenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Josh Rosenblatt

Thinking about the beauty of the universe; about the fleeting preciousness of life; about the fact that I haven't been outside all day; about the fact I may not have gone outside yesterday either.

Now You Can Say It, President-Elect Obama: "So What If I Am a Muslim?"

Muhammad Sahimi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Muhammad Sahimi

As a follower of Christ, Obama should set the record straight about the injustice that has been done to true Islam in this country.