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Up to Their Old Tricks
San Francisco-based arts critic
The trickster is an archetype whose presence is not limited to mythology. While there will always be a shape shifter like Loki lurking around, fast-thinking humans have always had a talent for distracting onlookers in times of crisis.
The King and His Jester: Religion and Its Acceptable Transgressions
Author, 'The Idolatry of God'
Religion doesn't simply offer a set of positions to conform to; it also offers the acceptable ways in which one can transgress these positions. It tells us both how to conform and how to not conform in a conformist way.
Peter Williams at Foxy Production- Coyote Tales
William Eckhardt Kohler
Artist, painter, writer
The beauty of these paintings is that they never fall into finger pointing or polemical politics, which tend to either preach to the converted, fall on deaf ears or let the complacent, liberal, art-world viewer off the hook.
Can Primates Teach Us How to Do Politics Right?
Writer and sustainability advocate
As crazy as politics seems to us these days, politics actually has its evolutionary roots in the primate use of "tactical deception," which is just as it sounds: the use of deception to manipulate your fellows into giving you what you want.
Somehow I Survived San Diego Comic Con
Somehow I survived the madness that was San Diego Comic Con 2012. While the focus on comics has indeed diminished, this year us comic guys weren't going out without a fight.
Headed To San Diego Comic Con This Week? Here's Something You Can't Miss
San Diego Comic Con starts this week. It's a show that started way back in 1970 and throughout the years rose in popularity.
Professor, writer and curator of black religion in Africa, the...
Carl Jung said it is from a stew of unconscious impulses that our most ancient and ubiquitous mythic archetypes emerge: Gods and monsters without boundaries who yo-yo thru genres often comical.
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