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Exit Lines: “To Kill a Mockingbird”

There’s been so much drama regarding Aaron Sorkin’s Broadway adaptation of Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird that the actual show may get lost in all the headlines. (There’s this, and this, and this.) Once you’ve gotten through all that hubbub, however, book your tickets to what’s become a bonafide theatrical event. It’s excellent. Mostly. Lee’s 1960 novel, the basis of the Oscar-winning 1962 film, needs no introduction. In all the best ways, it plays to Sorkin’s strengths: It’s a courtroom thr...
Tags: Music, New York, Aaron Sorkin, Theatre, Alabama, Jeff Daniels, Broadway, Harper Lee, South Pacific, Detroit, Bartlett Sher, Exit Lines, Bob Cashill, New York Theatre, Tom, Lee

An Animated Introduction to Friedrich Nietzsche’s Life & Thought

There’s no shame if you’ve never known how to pronounce Friedrich Nietzsche’s name correctly. Even less if you never remember how to spell it. If these happen to be the case, you may be less than familiar with his philosophy. Let Alain de Botton’s animated School of Life video briefly introduce you, and you’ll never forget how to say it: “Knee Cha.” (As for remembering the spelling, you’re on your own.) You’ll also get a short biography of the disgruntled, dyspeptic German philosophe...
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The First Signs of Spring

    "Large blossom branches like this against a blue sky were one of Van Gogh’s favorite subjects. Almond trees flower early in the spring making them a symbol of new life.  Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, February 1890"   VanGogh Museum          Transhumance /tranzˈhjuːməns,trɑːnzˈhjuːməns,transˈhjuːməns,trɑːnsˈhjuːməns noun   the action or practice of moving livestock from one grazing ground to another in a seasonal cycle, typically to lo...
Tags: Travel, living in France, Arles, Van Gogh, Vincent Van Gogh, Gogh, Remy, Nietzsche, Zacharie, French la Vie, VanGogh Museum Transhumance, Paulde Mausole, Van Gogh Saint Paul de Mausole

the goddess of grief: getting to the other side. (and there is always another side.)

Grief is one of the most powerful Goddesses. She swallows your agony and lets it tear her apart. Beautiful birds fly from her belly—each one an insight into life and your power. Grief brings the whole flock to your window, and she waits and waits to reveal universal truths to you. She goes to the depths with you. She rises with you. Grief won’t rest until you swallow the medicine she made especially for you, and tell her your story of death… and life. HOW TO ABSORB THE MEDICINE OF GRIEF Grief m...
Tags: Inspiration, Danielle LaPorte, Nietzsche, Maya Angelou Grief

You Are Not You Without Him

She didn’t want to lose herself. Friends had invited her to church, where she was suddenly confronted with her own fork in the road: “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23). For the first time, she understood that coming to Christ would mean coming to die. But there were so many parts of herself that she didn’t want to die: her hobbies, her friends, her sense of humor, her future plans. Who would she be if she handed t...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Christ, Corinthians, Lewis, Daniel, Luke, Nietzsche, Shinar, Babels

Podcast #480: Hiking With Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche is one of the most polarizing and misunderstood of modern philosophers. Dismissed by some and misinterpreted by others, the real philosophy of Nietzsche in fact holds some incredibly life-affirming truths for everyone, regardless of belief or age.  My guest today has spent much of both his personal and professional life tracking down those insights. At the age of 19 and then again at age 37, he traveled to the Swiss town where Nietzsche wrote his famous work, Thus Spoke Za...
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A Deeper Disney Discourse on Song

None It's a recurring joke that Disney films have all sorts of double entendres and hidden messages, often sexual in nature. What most people don't appreciate is just how far this textual duplicity goes, and how many layers of meaning can be revealed in something as simple as one of their catchy sing-alongs.In this piece, we'll be looking at Disney songs through the lens of hardcore hermeneutics -- analyzing not just their surface message, but the deepest, most heartfelt and often craziest mean...
Tags: Elsa, Frozen, Feature, Music, Disney, Philosophy, Sleeping Beauty, Stanley Kubrick, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Ariel, Ursula, Jon Favreau, Jim Crow, Walt Disney

Sunday Firesides: Tidying Up Our Gilded Cages

“Minimalism” has been a popular trend over the last decade or so, and has only reached a fever pitch of late. People are downsizing their possessions, decluttering their homes, throwing away anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” It’s possible to see something positive in this trend, to believe it bespeaks a greater desire for discipline and a lessening attachment to material possessions. Would it be that modernity’s drive towards minimalism truly grew out of some deep, well-considered philosophic...
Tags: Life, Nietzsche, A Man's Life, Sunday Firesides

11,000 Digitized Books From 1923 Are Now Available Online at the Internet Archive

Whether your interest is in winning arguments online or considerably deepening your knowledge of world cultural and intellectual history, you will be very well-served by at least one government agency from now into the foreseeable future. Thanks to the expiration of the so-called "Micky Mouse Protection Act," the U.S. Copyright Office will release a year’s worth of art, literature, scholarship, photography, film, etc. into the public domain, starting with 1923 this year then moving through the ...
Tags: Google, Books, Congress, College, Archives, Mussolini, James Joyce, Facebook Twitter, William Butler Yeats, Leonardo da Vinci, Josh Jones, Brewster Kahle, Thom, Nietzsche, U S Copyright Office, Haussmann

All Was Bright That Awful Night: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Each soldier had a distinct family, laugh, voice, name, and soul. They were sons, fathers, husbands, brothers, fiancés. In another life, some had been clerks, shopkeepers, students, ministers, teachers. Beyond the heart’s capacity to reason, 6,046 were killed every day in the Great War — a war that lasted 1,566 days. If we gave each fallen soldier thirty seconds of silence, we would be sitting still for nine unbroken years. Unbroken — something that did not describe many of these men. A 19-...
Tags: Religion, Wall Street Journal, Christ, Matthew, Darwin, Jesus Christ, Genesis, Buddha, Lewis, Albert, Luke, Gandhi, Muhammad, Calvary, Spurgeon, Micah

A Reader’s Guide to Petersburg.

Leo Livak, one of the great scholars of Russian modernism, promised me he’d have University of Wisconsin Press send me a copy of the new book he’s edited, A Reader’s Guide to Andrei Bely’s Petersburg; it’s arrived, and it’s even better than I expected. Fortunately, Livak has posted a summary of the book’s contents, from which I will quote: The first part treats Petersburg’s rapports with Russian and European intellectual life in Bely’s day. Lynn Patyk elucidates the historical circumstances info...
Tags: Berlin, Uncategorized, Munich, Linguistics, Basel, Sigmund Freud, Stuttgart, Columbine, Wagner, Steiner, Dostoevsky, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche, Rudolf Steiner, Blok, Petersburg

Rock On! Philosophy Festival To Take America By Storm

Depending on the venue, shots of Socrates, Kant and Nietzsche will be supplemented with chasers of yoga, tai chi, meditation, music, dance and virtual reality experiences. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Ideas, Nietzsche, 12.19.18, Socrates Kant

Best of 2018 – Orchestral CDs with Voices

Best of 2018: Orchestral CDs with Voices   Requiem John Harbison Nashville Symphony Chorus and Nashville Symphony Orchestra, Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor Naxos Records   John Harbison’s Requiem Mass had a long and fragmented gestation, but it certainly sounds of a piece. This debut recording by Nashville Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, led by Giancarlo Guerrero, emphasizes the contrasts between hushed reverence and explosive drama that make the work an exciting and vital addition ...
Tags: New York, Boston, Religion, Cds, Francis, Shakespeare, Best Of, Choral music, Nagano, Boston University, Nietzsche, Assisi, UMass Amherst, Harbison, Fussell, Nashville Symphony Orchestra

The Death of God, The Descent of Man, The Death of Humanity

Is there any figure in all Western history more ironic than Friedrich Nietzsche, he who proclaimed the death of God? In mock tragic voice, his Madman even pretended to mourn it: God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we comfort ourselves, the murderers of all murderers? What was holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet owned has bled to death under our knives: who will wipe this blood off us? What water is there for us to clean ourselves? What festivals of at...
Tags: Religion, Islam, Atheism, God, Msnbc, Christ, Darwin, Marx, Rosenberg, Coyne, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche, Savior Christ, Christianity Judaism, Posts, Nagel

10 philosophy books to develop a diverse metaphysical perspective

After thousands of years, and an infinite amount of novel experiences, there are today many dueling schools of philosophical thought.A great philosophical background takes into account a number of metaphysical positions and ideas. These 10 philosophy books all take on the questions of existence in a unique and varied manner. There is an endless stream of philosophies to frolic in, play with, and explore. Countless ideas to live one's life by and examine the world. To spurn philosophy is a trag...
Tags: Psychology, World, Innovation, Philosophy, Goog, Republic, Curiosity, Freud, Aristotle, Marcus, Buddhist, Watts, Plato, Russell, Socrates, Friedrich Nietzsche

6 essential books on existentialist philosophy

Existentialism deals with the search to find meaning through free will and choice, among other things. Philosophers considered existentialists hailed mostly from Europe in the 19th and 20th century. Many existentialists believe that humans should make their own worth regardless of rules, laws or tradition. There is a wide variety of diverse ideologies that makes up the existentialist school of thought. These views may vary, but each is concerned with the individual and their freedom within the w...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Space, Time, Intelligence, Innovation, Mother, Philosophy, Albert Camus, Kafka, Oscar Wilde, Sartre, Meursault, Dorian Gray, Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche

Self-Help, Nietzsche Style

"What does not kill you makes you stronger." That's nothing but a hackneyed, clichéd banality, but long ago it was something new. The source is Friedrich Nietzsche, who used this now-commonplace expression at least two times in his writings. From Twilight of the Idols (1889), in the "Maxims and Arrows" section-- From the military school of life. -- What does not kill me makes me stronger. This first quote hints at irony. Nietzsche was more expansive in the "Why I Am So Wise" chapter of Ecce ...
Tags: Friedrich Nietzsche, Nietzsche, R J Hollingdale

Nonfiction: Two New Books Confront Nietzsche and His Ideas

Sue Prideaux’s “I Am Dynamite!” and John Kaag’s “Hiking With Nietzsche” offer modern interpretations of a highly controversial thinker.
Tags: News, Switzerland, Sue, Friedrich, Nietzsche, Prideaux, Books and Literature, John Kaag, Sue Prideaux, Kaag, John J (1979-, I Am Dynamite!: A Life of Nietzsche (Book, New Books Confront Nietzsche

A La Carte (November 9)

We are one day into the Live it Well conference here in Manila. I’m thankful to have met so many people who read the blog and/or watch the videos. And as I’ve met them and others, it has been a joy to hear how the Lord is at work through his church in the Philippines. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for November) Where Is the Word of God? This is important theology: “E veryone has some sort of ultimate norm to which they appeal, even if they are not aware of it....
Tags: Blogging, Philippines, Salvation, Manila, A La Carte, Rod Dreher, Nietzsche, Simon Louis Reformed Presbyterian Church

3 Essentials To Crafting A Thriving Employer Brand

  Media channels used to be tightly controlled mediums accessible only to professionals – leaving brand image entirely up to an organization’s advertising. Word of mouth was of limited power, and you were only at risk of your brand being tarnished on the national stage if you attracted the critical attention of journalists. Of course, those days are long gone. Today, it’s no longer enough to simply cultivate a customer facing brand, even one off experiences by customers can snowball and reach ...
Tags: Branding, Nietzsche, Brand Culture, Blake Project Can Help, Fred Luthans, Adam Fridman

Books of The Times: A Life of Nietzsche Turns the Spotlight on an Idol Long Misunderstood

In “I Am Dynamite!,” by Sue Prideaux, the philosopher steps out of the mists of obfuscation and rumor, vividly evoked as a thinker and a man.
Tags: News, The Times, Philosophy, Sue, Friedrich, Nietzsche, Prideaux, Books and Literature, I Am Dynamite! A Life of Nietzsche (Book, Sue Prideaux

Bun-Ching Lam: Home is Where You Park Your Suitcase

Video presentations and photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu Born in Macau, educated in Hong Kong and California, and now dividing her time between Paris and upstate New York, Bun-Ching Lam has created a fascinating body of music that is shaped by her multicultural life experiences as well as her sensitivity to a wide range of instrumental sonorities and extreme curiosity. “I’m always curious, and I try anything at least once,” she told us when we visited her at the home of ba...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, New York, California, France, China, Germany, New York City, Religion, America, West, Canada, United States, Alaska, New Jersey

Disruptive technology and organized religion

Avi Reichental Contributor Avi Reichental is founder and CEO of XponentialWorks. He is a leading authority on 3D printing and exponential tech convergence. More posts by this contributor How 3D printing is revolutionizing the housing industry  How 3D printing is revolutionizing healthcare as we know it More or less since  Nietzsche declared God “dead”  nearly 140 years ago, popular wisdom has held that science and religion are irre...
Tags: TC, Column, Greece, Opinion, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Vatican, Catholic Church, Vatican City, Nietzsche, Avi Reichental Contributor Avi Reichental

“Boring Game Changers” to Improve Your Practice

I have attended my share of legal tech conferences in the last few years (as we all do), and I couldn’t help but notice that in comparison with events from, say, 5 years ago, many of them didn’t have any actionable content for attendees. The audience (lawyers, by a large majority) was sent home at the end of the day feeling like there was nothing left to do but watch the (AI, blockchain, you name it) train pass. Yet, I’m a firm believer that there is still a lot of room for significant productiv...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Microsoft Office, Francis, Sarah, Legal Technology, John Smith, Nietzsche, MASLOW, Nicholas Carr, Marc Andre, EXEO, Brett Burney, Claire Mazzini, Francis Tourigny, Marc André Séguin

Everything You Know Is Wrong.

As I suggested here, I’ve started Frank Kermode’s The Sense of an Ending, and I confess that so far I’m underwhelmed; he has interesting things to say, but as I wrote at Tom’s site: “I’m not nearly as interested in the apocalypse as he is — I mean, it’s an interesting concept that has been important to some writers, but he seems to me to be greatly exaggerating its importance to literature in general.” He also is far more interested in Robbe-Grillet than pretty much anybody has been in the last...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Tom, Plato, Stevens, Frye, Frank Kermode, St Augustine, Nietzsche, Wallace Stevens, Walter Benjamin, Augustine, Kermode, Robbe Grillet, Guyau, Guyau Jean Marie Guyau

Q318 Staycation: Resting, Reading, and Little Running

I took last week off the grid for my Q318 vacation. Amy and I were originally going to Alaska to look at polar bears but canceled everything after I got sick and did a staycation in Boulder instead. I got at least 10 hours of sleep each day, did a bunch of self-care things (PT, massage, meditate), ran a few times (to the extent that 14-minute miles can be considered running), and read a half dozen books. I’m feeling a lot better. I’m off antibiotics, feel well-rested, and have renewed energy as ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Book, Trends, Alaska, Reid Hoffman, Silicon Valley, Boulder, Chris, Amy, Reid, Feld, Nietzsche, Sam Harris, Christopher Schroeder, Sils Maria

"I was always praised for my body, and I felt like people had expectations from me that I couldn’t deliver."

"I felt very vulnerable, because I can work out, I can eat healthy, but I can’t change the fact that both of my kids enjoyed the left boob more than the right. All I wanted was for them to be even and for people to stop commenting on it."From "Gisele Bündchen Reveals She Got a Boob Job After Breastfeeding Kids — but Instantly Regretted It.""When I woke up, I was like, ‘What have I done?’ I felt like I was living in a body I didn’t recognize," but her best husband in the world, Tom Brady, said "I...
Tags: Law, Breastfeeding, Plastic Surgery, Tom Brady, Kelly Clarkson, Breasts, Gisele Bündchen, Kavanaugh, Nietzsche, Feminine Beauty, Ann Althouse, Aphorism, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasely Ford

In 'Hiking With Nietzsche,' Challenges Are Seen Through The Philosopher's Teachings

John Kaag extracts ideas from Nietzsche and his followers — but also from his own experience — in this stimulating book about combating despair and complacency with searching reflection.(Image credit: PR)
Tags: News, Nietzsche, John Kaag

‘Cam’ Review: A Sexy and Sinister Thrillride Through the World of Camgirls [Fantastic Fest]

In Nietzsche’s philosophical book, Beyond Good and Evil, he penned the phrase  “he who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” He chronicled a critique in favor of the perspectival nature of knowledge, the idea that there is no way of seeing the world as taken definitively as truth since there are many perspectives and conceptual schemes in which the judgement of truth and value can be mad...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, Thriller, John, Alice, Lola, Cam, Brewer, Nietzsche, Goldhaber, Imani Hakim, Fantastic Fest, Madeline Brewer, Samantha Robinson, Daniel Goldhaber, Isa Mazzei

‘Cam’ Review: Sexy and Sinister Thrillride Through the World of Camgirls [Fantastic Fest]

In Nietzsche’s philosophical book, Beyond Good and Evil, he penned the phrase  “he who fights with monsters should be careful lest he thereby become a monster. And if thou gaze long into an abyss, the abyss will also gaze into thee.” He chronicled a critique in favor of the perspectival nature of knowledge, the idea that there is no way of seeing the world as taken definitively as truth since there are many perspectives and conceptual schemes in which the judgement of truth and value can be mad...
Tags: Movies, Movie Reviews, Thriller, John, Alice, Lola, Cam, Brewer, Nietzsche, Goldhaber, Imani Hakim, Fantastic Fest, Madeline Brewer, Samantha Robinson, Daniel Goldhaber, Isa Mazzei