Archive for December, 2008

Putting Bernie Madoff On The Couch By Jeffrey Kluger

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

 

Click Here to Read: Putting Bernie Madoff On The Couch By Jeffrey Kluger on the Time Magazine Website Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008.

 

Bernie Madoff

No Mug? Drug Makers Cut Out Goodies

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

 

Click Here To Read: No Mug? Drug Makers Cut Out Goodies for Doctors By Natasha Singer December 30, 2008.  

Dr. Jeffrey F. Caren, a cardiologist in Los Angeles, created a display of the hundreds of pens given to him by the drug industry.

The hundred most influential books since the war

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

 

Click Here To Read: The hundred most influential books since the war from the Times Literary Supplement on the Times Online website on December 30, 2008.

From Both Sides of the Couch by Fern Cohen

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Click Here To Read: Wise Counsel Interview Transcript: An Interview with Fern Cohen, Ph.D. on whether Psychoanalysis is Dead by Dr David Van Nuys.

Click Here To Read: Review of From Both Sides of the Couch by Fern Cohen on the Marich Communications website. 

Click Here To Read: Reviews of From Both Sides of the Couch by Fern Cohen on Fern Cohen’s own Website.

Hanif Kureishi on writing, psychoanalysis and relationships

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

Click Here To Read: Hanif Kureishi on writing, psychoanalysis and relationships from the website the Bookshow.com on September 3rd, 2008.

Older Brains Are Better Able to Forget Bad Memories

Monday, December 29th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Older Brains Are Better Able to Forget Bad Memories from the Narsad Website on December 23, 2008.

Shadows of Valiant Ancestors By Edward Zwick

Monday, December 29th, 2008

 

Click Here To Read: Shadows of Valiant Ancestors By Edward Zwick in the New York Times on December 24, 2008.

 

 

Daniel Craig, left, and Liev Schreiber in “Defiance,” Edward Zwick’s film about an enclave of Jewish partisans in World War II. It opens Wednesday in New York and Los Angeles.

American Rhetoric: Movie Speech “Wall Street”

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

 

 

Click Here to View: American Rhetoric: Movie Speech  “Wall Street” (1987) Gordon Gekko: Address to Teldar Paper Stockholders.

Click Here to Register: Symposium 2009 on Greed: Money, Sex, Power and Politics.

Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption By Marcia Angell

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

Click Here To Read: Drug Companies & Doctors: A Story of Corruption By Marcia Angell in the New York Review of Books on January 15, 2009.

When Dockets Imitate Drama By Patricia Cohen

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

  Click Here to Read: When Dockets Imitate Drama By Patricia Cohen in the New York Times on December 26, 2008

 David Suchet as Augustus Melmotte in Trollope’s “Way We Live Now” (“Masterpiece Theater,” 2002).

Uptown Oasis Caught in the Madoff Debacle

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Click Here to Read: Uptown Oasis Caught in the Madoff Debacle, a post about two evenings of music at the Philoctetes Center at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute by bz62 on the Beyond the Zeitgeist Blog.

 Click Here To View: Living in the Musical Moment: Banjo Innovations: Participants: Béla Fleck & Lewis Porter at the Philoctetes Center at the New York Psychoanalytic Society and Institute on December 20, 2008.

The Analyst: His Professional Novel by Laura Ambrosiano

Friday, December 26th, 2008

Click Here To Read: The Analyst: His Professional Novel by Laura Ambrosiano.

This article originally appeared as Ambrosiano, Laura, (2000). The analyst: His Professional Novel.  International Journal of Psychoanalysis 86:1611-1626 and appears here with all the requisite rights and permissions.

Slide Show of New York City

Friday, December 26th, 2008

 

Click Here To Read:  This link allows us all  to see NYC from a different perspective with a series of photos showing light in NY, NY residents and visitors, NY sights, and special uses of light to reveal what people see.

Remembering Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter-“Is Our Conscience Dead?” by Ann Wright

Friday, December 26th, 2008

 

 

Click Here to Read:  Remembering Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter-“Is Our Conscience Dead?” by Ann Wright from the Truthout website on December 26, 2008.

 Click Here To Read: Nobel winner Harold Pinter dies at 78 from the CNN Website on December 25, 2008.

The Vote. Take Another Look. by Leo Rangell

Friday, December 26th, 2008

 
 
 
 
  

 

Click Here To Read:  The Vote. Take Another Look. by Leo Rangell on the Huffington Post website on October 6, 2008.

Eartha Kitt Dies at 81

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

 

 

Click Here to Read: Eartha Kitt, sultry ‘Santa Baby’ singer, dies, article by Polly Anderson on the Associated Press website on December 25th, 2008.

Click Here To View:  Eartha Kitt with Friends singing “Santa Baby” in the 1950s.

Click Here to View: Eartha Kitt singing “Santa Baby” in 2006.

It’s a Wonderful Life, With an Added Personal Note

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

If they can show it every Christmas, I can post it every Christmas.

This time, I’ve made an addition at the end, including a note about the film’s personal meaning for me.

I had never heard of It’s a Wonderful Life  until one winter night in the early eighties.  I was feeling out of sorts.  I don’t remember the particular details but I know that I was feeling down, unfulfilled, frustrated, disappointed, perhaps lonely, unconfident, worried and otherwise unhappy.  Those who have never felt that way need not read on.  That night, I felt that there was only one thing I could do—turn on the television.  I happened onto a quaint looking black and white film that begins with a discussion in heaven about the assignment of a guardian angel to a man who was in a similar mood to my own.  As I watched and became increasingly involved, my perspective changed so that when the film was over, I had tears in my eyes and felt much better about myself.

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The Mind in Conflict with Ian Buckingham, M.D. at the New York Psychoanalytic Society Institute

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

THE NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Extension Division
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd

THE MIND IN CONFLICT
Ian Buckingham, M.D.

Wednesdays, January 7 – February 25, 2009
8:30 – 10 pm (8 Sessions)

Modern Conflict Theory
Brenner’s Revision of Structural Theory
Evolutionary Biology
Clinical Examples

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Happy New Year

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

Deck our Halls, Jane and Devra
Op-ed editor and cybermaster
Hurrah for Tamar Devra’s successor
And a wreath for Larry too
Walla Walla, Wash, and Kalamazoo

Nora’s freezin’ on the trolley,
But all our editors are jolly
Keeping our place
In cyberspace
and finding lots of fun
serious stuff
and bow wows of folly
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How Sigmund Freud Changed What People Thought About the Mind

Thursday, December 25th, 2008


 
 
 Click Here To Read: How Sigmund Freud Changed What People Thought About the Mind.   Transcript of radio broadcast on News.com on November 17, 2008.