karma

More on the previous: Scientists say conservation efforts that reduce conflicts between humans and animals could play a key role in limiting future outbreaks.

karma

While looking at Taryn Simon’s photographs of “the hidden and unfamiliar,” I read: In the United States, all living white tigers are the resul...

entertainment

Mass rituals have always lived beside – if not in a healthy opposition to – idol worship. In the communal rite, everyone participates and is transported. The eg...

otherness

I stupidly watched a Soviet science-fiction movie from the mid 80s this morning. We don’t get to see very many in-depth expressions of such a vastly diffe...

craft

Matthew Yglesias: Trying to do a piece of extended drama that embodied the values of pragmatic progressive reformism would be impossible. The results, if seriou...

craft

Nathan Rabin: I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: politics and good intentions have ruined more filmmakers than drugs and money combined. A little knowle...

quotes

Two unrelated quotes. Both are interesting. One: When a person is scared, a brain area called the amygdala becomes more active, laying down an extra set of memo...

theology

While reading Distant space collision meant doom for dinosaurs I thought: what if, by chance, there had been no such collision? Would they have evolved into som...

dreams

it’s been so long since i slept long enough to dream. 1. an American soldier in Iraq runs away from his unit, takes off his uniform and hides from the ubi...