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Slipknot Meets Camus

Slipknot Meets Camus By Ashley Whitaker In an interview concerning the motivation for creating .5: The Gray Chapter, singer Corey Taylor states: … [Slipknot] present reality the way it is, but we also try to put that positivity in … we are trying to free people’s mind and say, Look, this reality is only real…

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What I would Like to Like, but don’t Like

What I would Like to Like, but don’t Like By William Irwin (Reposted from Psychology Today) I don’t like the Foo Fighters. But I would like to like them. Let me explain. Every time I see or read an interview with Dave Grohl (the band’s singer and guitar player), I think “he’s the greatest guy…

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Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque: The Politics of Better Call Saul!

Soft Tyranny in Albuquerque The Politics of Better Call Saul! Paul Cantor says the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, is “the champion of the little guy against the establishment, and the poet of the shabbiness of ordinary existence in twenty-first-century America. He captures all the frustration, humiliation, and despair of living in the administered world of the…

Should musical skill be placed above virtuous qualities and moral development?

Whiplash and Philosophy

Whiplash and Philosophy Does the Aesthetic End Justify the Immoral Means? By Douglas Groothuis   Directed by Damien Chazelle, Whiplash is a film about jazz that is laden with moral theory enacted through drama. An aspiring 19-year old jazz drummer, Andrew (played by Miles Teller) attends a prestigious music school—on the order of Julliard—where he is…

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Lego and Philosophy: Call for Abstracts

Lego and Philosophy Call for Abstracts Edited by Sondra Bacharach and Roy T. Cook The Blackwell Philosophy and Pop Culture Series . Abstracts and subsequent essays should be philosophically substantial but accessible, written to engage the intelligent lay reader. Works focusing on the any aspect of the multimedia Lego phenomenon (including building sets, films and…