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Childish Gambino and the Metamodern Ennui, Part II

Jesse Damiani | Posted 08.20.2014 | Entertainment
Jesse Damiani

Which is @DonaldGlover -- Childish Gambino's Twitter self -- and which are simply imagined voices or characters?

The Perfectly-Hidden Depressed Person: Are You One?

Dr. Margaret Rutherford | Posted 10.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Margaret Rutherford

Her friends will tell you, "She's a fantastic friend. Always there for you when you need her." Strangely enough, they don't seem to know what kind of deeper issues she might have.

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

Popcorn Preview: Liv & Ingmar

Leslie Sisman | Posted 01.31.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Liv & Ingmar (2013) Cast inclues: Liv Ullmann (Persona, Shame, Cries & Whispers), Ingmar Bergman (Wild Strawberries) Writer/Director: Dheeraj Ak...

Photographer Harun Mehmedinovic Seeks the Sublime With Bloodhoney* Book Project

Michael Juliani | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Michael Juliani

After some success with his short film, In the Name of the Son, Harun kept crisscrossing the country, traveling ceaselessly as he'd done since landing in the United States, taking pictures of landscapes and skies.

Are You A Home For Identities?

Robert Fuller | Posted 08.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

It is tempting to think of the self as simply a home for the identities we adopt over our lifetime, but on reflection, this, too, falls short. Our self is also the source of the identities that sally forth as our proxies.

The Reading Series: Bianca Stone's "Because You Love You Come Apart"

Alina Gregorian | Posted 01.03.2013 | Books
Alina Gregorian

Ruth Stone's poem ends with the line: "I cannot live without you, oh brief and inconceivable other." And then we're brought to Bianca's reality: writing poems on typewriters, drinking wine, and the line to start it all: "This is your love speaking."

On Rediscovering Your True Self

Gangaji | Posted 12.08.2012 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

In not knowing, just for a moment, you can directly discover yourself. This discovery does not arrive by thought, but by your own immediate direct experience. What is here, before every thought, after every thought and during every thought?

Why You Shouldn’t Hide Your Ego

Cindy Wigglesworth | Posted 11.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Cindy Wigglesworth

Ego is sometimes characterized as the "false self." Some spiritual teachers advocate destroying the ego. I do not. If we love it, it can grow up and be helpful.

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.