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Answered Prayers

Francis Levy | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entra," were the words which Dante famous cited on the way through The Inferno.

Philip Seymour Hoffman and the Wheel of Suffering

Tim McHenry | Posted 04.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McHenry

Lou Reed died an exemplary death. He was surrounded by his wife and his friends, bathed in the dappled gauze of a Long Island morning sun. As Laurie A...

Howard's Daily: The Perils of Legal Certainty

Philip K. Howard | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Philip K. Howard

Legal certainty is accepted orthodoxy. Of course law should be certain, we have been taught. Only then will people know what's expected of them, and not be fearful of arbitrary officials. Do all these detailed dictates achieve certainty? Of course not.

Philip Seymour Hoffman On Happiness And The Moments That Brought Him The Most Joy

Posted 02.08.2014 | Healthy Living

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away last week, inspired many through his meaningful body of work. But in addition to his portrayals of chara...

Tolerance of Ambiguity -- An Opportunity to Learn

Michael Roth | Posted 04.07.2014 | College
Michael Roth

"A high tolerance for ambiguity" is a phrase I heard often during my first years as president. I understood the phrase to mean that much creative and constructive work gets done before clarity arrives, and people who seek clarity too quickly might actually wind up missing a good deal that really matters.

The Good News of Authenticity

Kate Blanchard | Posted 08.31.2013 | Religion
Kate Blanchard

By all means, let us be suspicious of any kind of self-help that offers only short-term pleasure to tickle our narcissistic sensors. But the craving for authenticity should also be understood as a response to centuries of soul-crushing repression, both endogenous and exogenous.

Bruce Lee In Theaters

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The Art Of The Game

Paper Magazine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paper Magazine

A beloved global event of epic proportions, this year's FIFA World Cup in South Africa will for many involve a drunken spree of nationalist fervo...