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Sigmund Freud

Review of Adam Phillips, Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst

Michael Roth | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Michael Roth

Phillips does tell us that, as a young child in the 1860s, Sigmund regularly found himself displaced by the birth of new siblings -- six in seven years. As newlyweds in the 1880s, Freud and his wife practically repeated this history, welcoming new children -- six in eight years.

The Hidden "You" in You

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.24.2014 | Impact
Frank A. Weil

There is a lot of fascinating work being done about how our minds work and how memories are formed, stored and recalled. I am full of admiration for t...

Bundy and Sterling Projected Through a Freudian Lens

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

It is easy for some people now to rest assured that the eruptions by whom they may see as these two "outliers" have been exposed and denounced, and that these individuals received their just punishments.

My Favorite Atheist

Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young | Posted 06.24.2014 | Religion
Reverend Dr. Malcolm Clemens Young

Modern atheists could learn a great deal from Ludwig Feuerbach (1804-1872), the German thinker who inspired the atheism of Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud and Friedrich Nietzsche.

Conflict and Culture at New York's Jewish Museum

Sigmund Freud | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Sigmund Freud

An event at New York's Jewish Museum has been cancelled because Judith Butler's politics are just too controversial. What a sad commentary on the Jewish community's tolerance for debate these days!

Thieves Try To Steal Sigmund Freud's Ashes

AP | Posted 03.17.2014 | World

LONDON (AP) — Police are hunting burglars who tried to steal the ashes of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud from a London crematorium. The Metropolitan P...

When Art Framed War

Louise Mirrer | Posted 03.10.2014 | Arts
Louise Mirrer

Americans responded to the art in the Armory Show with excitement, confusion, and dismay. Some members of the press called the exhibition's Gallery I, with its European modernist works, a "Chamber of Horrors."

Louis C.K. Is Wrong About Boredom

Matthew Remski | Posted 02.04.2014 | Healthy Living
Matthew Remski

The anger in the transference is clear. He's not saying, "You don't get to be bored" to his daughter, but to himself. Not getting, of course, that her boredom and his boredom belong to different categories.

No God, No Good

Rabbi Adam Jacobs | Posted 11.19.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Adam Jacobs

In season two of Julian Fellowes' British period drama Downton Abbey, a young and earnest footman named William is sent to the front to fight the Germ...

Women's World: Dealers, Divas and Curators Reconceptualize Vienna

Simon Hewitt | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

The Fair was crackling with energy, underscored by the exotic presence of artists from Albania, Almaty and Azerbaijan, and exhibitions flown in from Prishtina, Kosovo and Tbilisi, Georgia. There were also a lively talks program and bevy of imaginative social events.

Freud's Mistress

Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Karen Mack and Jennifer Kaufman

Did Sigmund Freud, the greatest figure in history to explain human sexuality and desire, have an affair with his wife's younger sister? Six years ago, a German sociologist finally resolved the burning question that has fascinated Freud scholars for the past century.

Music, Marilyn Monroe and the Upside Down World of Piccolos

Tony Woodcock | Posted 11.25.2013 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The arts do not make a city. The arts are the city and without them we are left with the drab, dead monstrosities of East Germany and communist Russia where the soul of our Id and Ego have been crushed between the huge intersecting powers of an all dominating Super Ego.

The Importance of Existence: the Natural and the Supernatural

Connor Ryan | Posted 11.09.2013 | Arts
Connor Ryan

The claim that something is, is to claim that something can be. To say that there is an is, is to say that it is possible to exist. Therefore in the p...

Sin Does Not Exist: Part 1

George Elerick | Posted 09.15.2013 | Religion
George Elerick

What are the sociological implications behind the notion of "sin," religious or otherwise? The claims that humans are intrinsically evil are highly problematic not solely do to the fact that the claim resides on a false-dichotomy. It only sees one-side of the story.

Go Home Everyone, Ze Frank Won the Internet... Again

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.03.2013 | Comedy

You love him for his True Facts and Sad Diary series already, but upon this day, we declare Ze Frank king of internet (again). Seeing that he has ...

Of Men and Mortals

Connor Ryan | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Connor Ryan

It is truly ironic that the only way persons become immortal is through their own mortality. Men and women of past are considered great because of what they did while they were alive

Hedda Bolgar, Pioneering Psychoanalyst, Dies at 103

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Dr. Hedda Bolgar, an extraordinary psychoanalyst, scholar, teacher, supervisor, lecturer, speaker, author and social justice activist, died peacefully...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Alice Winocour on Augustine

Dan Persons | Posted 07.12.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Based on true events, Augustine tells the tale of the titular kitchen servant who is brought to an asylum after suffering a strange seizure that leaves her paralyzed on one side. I got to sit down with director Alice Winocour to discuss this richly realized and slyly subversive debut.

The Curse of Reparative Therapy

George Weinberg | Posted 07.10.2013 | Gay Voices
George Weinberg

The mental health profession, not content with trying to solve real problems, has over the years proposed solving imaginary ones. The current debate is over the right to even try to cure homosexuality. The adage that there's no harm in trying doesn't hold. There is great harm in trying.

The Louise Log: Escape From the Banality of Life to the Pure and Juicy Mango

Marcel Hidalgo | Posted 07.08.2013 | Comedy
Marcel Hidalgo

Louise. Who is she? Well, for starters, she is a housewife living in Greenwich Village, New York City with her demanding husband and two children who are, by the way, both seven years old--but not twins. Her days are filled with mundane chores. She's a pleaser.

What Do You Think Of When You See This Couch?

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 05.06.2013 | HuffPost Home

This sofa has changed many minds over the years.

Kickstarter Project Turns Sigmund Freud's Handwriting Into a Computer Font

Daniel Vahab | Posted 06.01.2013 | Technology
Daniel Vahab

Entitled, "Sigmund Freud Typeface - A Letter to your Shrink," a Kickstarter project, aims to turn the esteemed twentieth-century psychoanalyst's handwriting into a computer typeface that would allow for digital letter writing.

Obama's Brain Activity Map: Good News For The Psychology of Religion

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.07.2013 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

In his State of the Union Address, President Obama signaled his interest in launching a renewed collective effort to explore the nature of the human brain. The more we learn about how the brain functions as a whole, the more we will learn about the psychological dimensions of religion.

Cosmopolis on DVD & On-Screen, Tonight @ Museum of The Moving Image

Michael Vazquez | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

As part of their "Best of 2012" series, the good folks at MOMI are screening David Cronenberg's film adaptation of the great Don Delilo's 2000 novel, Cosmopolis. Both are worth your time. Note to purists: skip this review, the film, and read the book first.

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.