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Video: Everlast — Letters Home from the Garden of Stone

A moving song from Everest’s album “Love, War, and the Ghost of Whitey Ford.”

October 24, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Yoko Ono — Cut Piece (1965)

An excerpt from Yoko Ono’s ‘Cut Piece’ (1965) in which audience members were invited to cut a piece off the performer’s clothing. — Yoko Ono, born in 1933, grew up … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dr. Michael Greger: Why Do Heart Doctors Favor Surgery and Drugs Over Diet?

When he was a surgeon at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. published a controversial paper in the American Journal of Cardiology noting that heart bypass operations carry significant … Continue reading

September 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Christina Hoff Sommers — The top five feminist myths of all time

Domestic violence statistics, girls sold as sex slaves, the wage gap– what are the real statistics behind the plight of American women? And are the real numbers beyond critical analysis? … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Laura Bates — Everyday Sexism

In this fascinating talk, founder of the award-winning EverydaySexismProject, Laura Bates, talks about her inspiring initiative. EveryDaySexism is a growing collection of over 50,000 women’s experiences of gender imbalance. The … Continue reading

September 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Paul Christensen: Subjectivity and the West

Subjectivity is the measure by which we accord dignity and gravitas to someone else. Without it, a person is just a thing, an object, and one may abuse it, ignore … Continue reading

September 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: The Fallen of World War II

“More people died in World War II than any other war in history,” explains Neil Halloran in The Fallen of World War II. In his 15-minute film, Halloran uses innovative … Continue reading

August 15, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Physicians May Be Missing Their Most Important Tool

The leading causes of death in Western cultures — heart disease, cancer, diabetes, and auto-immune diseases — are caused by diet, and yet dietary recommendations for patients do not take … Continue reading

August 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

Toni Morrison: Nobel Prize 1993 Acceptance Speech (Text and Video)

“Once upon a time there was an old woman. Blind but wise.” Or was it an old man? A guru, perhaps. Or a griot soothing restless children. I have heard … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Radical Art and Life of Diego Rivera

El Vendedor De Alcatraces — Portrait of Angelina Beloff 1909 — Colonisation, The Great City of Tenochtitlan, detail from the mural, Pre-Hispanic and Colonial Mexico, 1945-52 — Cultivation of Maize … Continue reading

August 9, 2015 · Leave a comment

T. S. Eliot: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

S’io credesse che mia risposta fosse A persona che mai tornasse al mondo, Questa fiamma staria senza piu scosse. Ma perciocche giammai di questo fondo Non torno vivo alcun, s’i’odo … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: Six Reasons Why Men Are Avoiding Marriage

The percentage of people getting married is falling in the United States, and many observers claim that this trend reflects a change in young men’s attitudes toward marriage. Rather than … Continue reading

August 7, 2015 · Leave a comment

Video: J.S. Bach’s “Crab Canon” Visualized on a Mobius Strip

If you process things more visually than you do aurally, watch this video, a visualization of the piece by mathematical image-maker Jos Leys. You can follow the score, note for … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Spaced Cowboy

. In dreams I am holding a fistful of sand, letting the grains fall from my hand, my fist getting smaller as the pile of sand at my feet grows … Continue reading

July 27, 2015 · Leave a comment