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Punk, Feminism, and the anarchist Femme Fatale

Young women did much to shape the Punk movement of the late 1970s, even if they often overlooked or relegated to the role of girlfriend and groupie (think “Sid and…

DressAddict Launches New Menswear Line

Urban couture label DressAddict by Artem & Victor has just launched its new menswear collection. Founded in Kiev in 2012 by designer Artem Gryshchenko and Victor Victorov, DressAddict initially focused…

Hinduism’s Cosmology of the Divine Mother

On the occasion of Navarātrī, Dirk Gysels, historian and civil servant of the Belgian kingdom, spoke, at the request of his daughter Freya who runs a centre of devotional and ritualistic…

Death by Domain: Social Networking Site Chime.in

You may not have heard of Chime.in, but, launched in 2011, this social networking site was presented by its founding company — UberMedia — as a competitor to Facebook and…

Nietzsche: Allure and Misunderstanding on the Left and Right

Friedrich Nietzsche says many true things and many outlandishly immoral things. There’s clearly a religious and philosophical earnestness underlying many of the things he says, despite a superficial jokey cynicism. Reading…

The Veil Illuminated: Photographer Drew Tal Reimagines the Niqab in New Exhibit

“Worlds Apart,” an exhibition of photographic works by Drew Tal opened at Emmanuel Fremin Gallery last week. The focus of the exhibition – which is also being shown in Istanbul, Turkey…

NY Comic Con 2013: Why We Love it

Seeing strange people on the streets of Manhattan isn’t unusual. But, if you were anywhere near the Jacob Javitz Convention Center this weekend, you’ll have seen the hoards of graphic novel…

Ferdinand Hodler, The Day (detail).

Adversity, and its Importance

Friederich Nietzsche tells us that “whatever does not kill us makes us stronger.” It’s a bold statement. Yet, though today the culture often seems to reward those who wallow in…

Masonic Mystery Novel ‘Harmony of Isis’ Published

The roots of Freemasonry, the world’s oldest fraternity, is the theme of The Harmony of Isis by anthropologist Catherine M. Walter. The book unfolds as Maggie, as The Harmony of Isis‘s heroine, discovers…