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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…

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Tokyo Fashion Label Shows Models in Burkas

American fashion Diesel recently caused a stir when one of its ads featured a woman wearing a denim niqab (veil). Female Muslim dress appears to be becoming something of a…

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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…

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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…

Bob Roth, Executive Director, David Lynch Foundation (Credit: David Lynch Foundation).

Talk Meditation: Candy Crowley, Lena Dunham at David Lynch Foundation Event

New York, NY – October 10, 2013: On Tuesday, the David Lynch Foundation and the New York City Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence announced a partnership to bring Transcendental…

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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…

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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…

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Is Hinduism Rational? (Part II)

“Subration is the mental process whereby one disvalues some previously appraised object or content of consciousness because of its being contradicted by a new experience. […] From the standpoint of…

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David Lynch Foundation to Host “Women, Meditation, and Stress” panel discussion

The David Lynch Foundation will host two hundred women professionals, including leaders in finance, publishing and the arts, at a luncheon and panel discussion at the Paley Center for Media…