Archive for October, 2017

In Dark Times, Freud’s and Ours, New Study Group, Salvatore Guido at Après-Coup

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association: Sunday, November 19, 2017, 1 pm – 2:30 pm, FIRST MEETING
In Dark Times, Freud’s and Ours, New Study Group, SALVATORE GUIDO

In these dark times, “the light of the public obscures everything” (Heidegger). The refuge that psychoanalysis provided in Freud’s time against the public exposure of everyday life is all the more crucial today given the encroachment of mediatized lives accompanied by the persistent demand to program “a life of one’s own”. Fortunately, the unconscious has no biography and it is unnecessary to sacrifice the truths of desire encountered in an analysis for trumped-up stories. This study group will explore writers, beginning with Freud who, unable to live with what passes for politics, embark upon a journey of psychical emigration and travel through political landscapes, (more…)

Leo Hurwitz Filmography Tuesday: Heart of Spain (1937): In A Dictatorship Human Hearts Don’t Matter

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Heart of Spain (1937): In A Dictatorship Human Hearts Don’t Matter by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch website on October 30, 2017.

Could raising our body temperature treat depression?

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Could raising our body temperature treat depression? Hyperthermia could be more effective than anti-depressants, with fewer side effects by David Haggerty on the Massice website on October 30, 2017/

Neruda, Pinochet and Rumors of Murder

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Click Here to Read  Neruda, Pinochet and Rumors of Murder By Ariel Dorfman in The New York Times on October 30, 2017.

Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Trump’s Legacy: Damaged Brains: This is what a common pesticide does to a child’s brain By Nicholas Kristof in The New York Times on October 28, 2017.

The cynical brilliance of Donald Trump

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read and View:  The cynical brilliance of Donald Trump by Michael D’Antonio on the CNN website on October 28, 2017.

First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   First Rock From Outside the Solar System Sails Past Earth: Astronomers were stunned to see the first known object flung through our cosmic neighborhood from interstellar space By Michael Greshko on the National Geographic website on October 27, 2017.

Once were sceptics: What convinced these scientists that climate change is real?

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Once were sceptics: What convinced these scientists that climate change is real? by Nick Kilvert on the ABC.net website on October 25, 2017.

The Real Danger of Trump’s Nuclear Policy Isn’t Armageddon

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read: The Real Danger of Trump’s Nuclear Policy Isn’t Armageddon: The president may not stumble into a nuclear war, but he’s setting the stage for a new era of proliferation BY Jeet Heer on the New Republic Website on October 24, 2017.

Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Ancient Mediterranean Oil Lamps Capture the Pop Culture of Their Time: J. Paul Getty Museum published a free, digital catalogue documenting one of the richest troves of lamps from the ancient Mediterranean world by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on October 20, 2017.

Photobooks Designed to Treat Dementia Gently Challenge the Mind

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  Photobooks Designed to Treat Dementia Gently Challenge the Mind: By pairing unrelated images that share surprising similarities, Photographic Treatment by Laurence Aëgerter encourages dementia patients to make their own connections between them, stimulating mental activity by Claire Voon on the HyperAllergic website on October 20, 2017.

Soviet Ghosts Vacation in Santiago

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Soviet Ghosts Vacation in Santiago: An émigré travels in Chile with his wife and daughters By Maxim D. Shrayer on the Tablet website on October 26, 2017.

The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The 100th Anniversary of the Russian Revolution on the Tablet website.

A Virtual Project Connects Visitors to Holocaust Survivors and Their Stories

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  A Virtual Project Connects Visitors to Holocaust Survivors and Their Stories: New Dimensions in Testimony invites visitors to the Museum of Jewish Heritage to have a virtual conversation with a Holocaust survivor by Allison Meier on the HyperAllergic website on October 26, 2017,

796 Irish Children Vanished. Why

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to View:  796 Irish Children Vanished. Why? By Kassie Bracken on the New York Times website on October 30, 2017.

Movies Monday: Wonderstruck

Monday, October 30th, 2017

Click Here to Read:   Wonderstruck: How Todd Haynes Builds Bridges Out From Lonely Worlds by Dr. Sandra E. Cohen on her Characters on the Couch blog on October 26, 2017.

Click Here to Read: Wonderstruck Reviewed by Christy Lemire on the RogerEbert website on October 20, 2017.

Click Here to Read: ‘Wonderstruck,’ Todd Haynes’s Imitations of Life By Manhola Dargis in The New YorK Times on October 19, 2017. (more…)

The Sickening Cost of Lenin’s Revolution

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

 

Click Here to Read: The Sickening Cost of Lenin’s Revolution: Victor Sebestyen’s engaging ‘Lenin’ and Anne Applebaum’s meticulous ‘Red Famine: Stalin’s War on Ukraine’ help explain why a century later the central amorality of the unfulfilled Utopian ideal is still with us By David Mikics

Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism?

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read: Why Do American Jews Idealize Soviet Communism?: Perpetuating the romance of the Bolshevik regime, whose ‘good intentions’ cannot mask the horrors imposed in its name By Ruth R. Wisse on the Tablet Website on October 22, 2017.

The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Click Here to Read:  The Risk of Nuclear War with North Korea: On the ground in Pyongyang: Could Kim Jong Un and Donald Trump goad each other into a devastating confrontation? By Evan Osnos in The New Yorker Magazine in the September 18, 2017 Issue.

In Lithuania, ‘Most Important Find Since Dead Sea Scrolls’

Sunday, October 29th, 2017


Click Here to Read:
   In Lithuania, ‘Most Important Find Since Dead Sea Scrolls’ Inside the incredible discovery of Jewish documents By Kate Seamons on the Newser Staff om October 28, 2017.