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Two articles on Star Trek

Posted December 26th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: A Psychoanalytic/Sociological Analysis of the ‘Star Trek’ Original Pilot Episode: ‘The Cage’ by Frank Edgee on the RPG Review website on July 28, 2013.

Click Here to Read: Thoughts on Star Trek: Into Darkness by Trevor C. Pederson on his Psychoanalysis blog on May 31, 2014.

The Ghosts of Christmas: Was Scrooge the First Psychotherapy Patient?

Posted December 25th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: The Ghosts of Christmas: Was Scrooge the First Psychotherapy Patient? BY Elif Batuman in the New Yorker on December 24, 2015.

Scrooge’s London is a dystopian hellscape riddled by sickness, injustice, cold, and want.
CREDITILLUSTRATION BY HAROLD COPPING / CULTURE CLUB / GETTY

History Friday: Daniel J. Boorstein

Posted December 25th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: History Friday

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Click Here to Read:  Daniel J. Boorstein on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-2004) 12th Librarian of Congress 1975-1987 on the Library of Congress website.

Click Here to Read: Obituary of Daniel Boorstin by Godfrey Hodgson on the Guardian website on March 1, 2004.

Click Here to Read:  Daniel J. Boorstin on the American National Biography Online website. Read the rest of this post »

From the “Polish Manchester” to the “Polish Detroit”

Posted December 24th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here To Read:  From the “Polish Manchester” to the “Polish Detroit” By Clara Weiss on the world Socialist Website on December 24, 2015.

Philosophy Thursday: Cornelius Castoriadis

Posted December 24th, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Philosophy Thursday

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Click Here to Read: Cornelius Castoriadis on wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Cornelius Castoriadis (1922—1997) on the Internet Ecyclopedia of Philosopy website.

Click Here to View: Interview with Cornelius Castoriadis, conducted by Chris Marker (Engl. subtitles) on YouTube.

Click Here to View:  Cornelius Castoriadis – Interview on Autonomy and Democracy (1984) on YouTube. Read the rest of this post »

Interview with Jacob Arlow by Frank H. Parcells

Posted December 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Audio/Video

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Click Here to View:  Interview with Jacob Arlow by Frank H. Parcells, circa mid-1980s, at the Wayne State Departmemt of Psychiatry on Youtube.

An interview with performer, educator and archivist of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein

Posted December 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Music

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Click Here to Read: An interview with performer, educator and archivist of the Great American Songbook, Michael Feinstein By Barry Grey on the World Socialist Web Site on December 23, 2015.

The Neuroscience of Emotional Feelings: Preclinical Models of Psychiatric Disorders and Novel Treatments for Depression with Jaak Panksepp at NYPSI

Posted December 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Announcements

NEW YORK PSYCHOANALYTIC SOCIETY & INSTITUTE:
Scientific Meeting
Marianne and Nicholas Young Auditorium
247 East 82nd St., between 2nd & 3rd, NY, NY, 10028
212-879-6900
www.psychoanalysis.org
www.nypsi.org

FRIDAY, January 8, 2016, 8-10 pm
The Neuroscience of Emotional Feelings: Preclinical Models of Psychiatric Disorders and Novel Treatments for Depression
Presenter: Jaak Panksepp, Ph.D.
Discussant: Jean Roiphe, M.D.  Read the rest of this post »

Writer’s Wednesday: Paul West

Posted December 23rd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Writers Wednesday

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Click Here to Read:  Paul West on Wikipedia.

Click Here to Read: Paul West, Writer Who Shoveled Absurdity Into His Books, Dies at 85 By William Grimes in The New York Times on October 21, 2015.

Click Here to Read: ‘Mem, Mem, Mem’: After a stroke, a prolific novelist struggles to say how the mental world of aphasia looks and feels by Diane Ackerman in The American Scholar in the Summer 2007 Issue. Read the rest of this post »

Why Horoscopes Are Comforting

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: Why Horoscopes Are Comforting by Galit Atlas in the New York Times on December 22, 2015.

China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read: China Begins to Bring Mentally Ill ‘Back to Society’ By Christina Larson on the Yahoo News website on December 22, 2015.

One Man’s Testimony: Son of Saul, reviewed by Bennett Roth

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read: One Man’s Testimony: Review of the Movie Son of Saul, reviewed by Bennett Roth.

 

 

The Force Awakens: No real awakening

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Movies

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Click Here to Read:  Star Wars: The Force Awakens: No real awakening By Matthew MacEgan and David Walsh on the World Socialist Website on December 22, 2015.

Click Here to Read: Oedipal and Latency Dynamics in the Original Star Wars Trilogy on rhis website.

Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) on Jakku

Lyrical Tuesday from Jane Hall: Robert Meredith Wilson

Posted December 22nd, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Lyrical Tuesdays

Robert Meredith Wilson (May 18, 1902 – June 15, 1984) was an American composer, songwriter, flutist, conductor and playwright, best known for writing the book, music and lyrics for the hit Broadway musical The Music Man. He wrote three other Broadway musicals, composed symphonies and popular songs, and his film scores were twice nominated for Academy Awards.

Meredith was a friend of mine in 1957 during the Music Man production. I was fortunate to have been what they call an angel, having borrowed $500. to invest. That investment sure paid off but more than the financial gain was the friendship, opening night, house seats, and excitement in general.

Today’s lyrics are not from the Music Man. It’s almost Xmas so I selected the following:

Lyrics
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go,
Take a look in the five-and-ten, it’s glistening once again
With candy canes and silver lanes that glow.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Toys in ev’ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.
A pair of hop-along boots and a pistol that shoots
Is the wish of Barney and Ben,
Dolls that will talk and will go for a walk
Is the hope of Janice and Jen,
Mom and Dad can hardly wait for school to start again.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Ev’rywhere you go,
There’s a tree in the Grand Hotel, one in the park as well,
It’s the sturdy kind that doesn’t mind the snow.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,
Soon the bells will start,
And the thing that will make them ring is the carol that you sing
Right within your heart.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas
Toys in ev’ry store,
But the prettiest sight to see is the holly that will be
On your own front door.
Sure it’s Christmas, once a-more

 

Anthropological Perspectives on Judaism

Posted December 21st, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Papers

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Click Here to Read: Anthropological Perspectives on Judaism: A Comparative Review by Marcy Brink-Danan in Religion Compass 2/4 (2008): 674–688.

The Chilling Regularity of Mass Extinctions

Posted December 21st, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Science News

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Click Here to Read: The Chilling Regularity of Mass Extinctions: Scientists say new evidence supports a 26-million-year cycle linking comet showers and global die-offs by Adrienne LaFrance in the Atlantic on Novmber 3, 2015.

Remembering Jim Hall

Posted December 21st, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Uncategorized

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Click Here to View: Remembering Jim Hall on YouTube.

Antigone in Galway

Posted December 21st, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Books

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Click Here to Read:  Antigone in Galway: Anne Enright on the dishonoured dead in the London Review of Books on Vol. 37 No. 24 · 17 December 2015.

At the Freud Museum by Christopher Turner

Posted December 21st, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: Art, Books

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Click Here to Read:  At the Freud Museum by Christopher Turner on the LRB website on March 22, 2012.

Jews and Other Poles

Posted December 21st, 2015 by Tamar Schwartz
Categories: General News

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Click Here to Read:  Jews and Other Poles: Poland offered Jews some of the best conditions they ever experienced in exile—until it didn’t. How are Poles dealing with that history today? by Ruth Wisse on the Mosaic Website on December 21, 2015.

The 1934 identity card of a Polish Jewish student. Wikipedia.