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The Ex-factor

Oscar Wilde was twenty years younger than the great artist James Whistler with whom Wilde was awed. Both travelled in the same aristocratic circles and…

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According to a popular 2017 review by famous researchers Robert Siegler and David Braithwaite there are certain deep-rooted and fundamental cultural differences and curricular exigencies…

Burn After Reading

“Neither of them can stand the person they’re married to. … Can’t stand them.” She looked at Myrtle and then at Tom. “What I say is,…

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For that was the terrible power of the dementors: to force their victims to relive the worst memories of their lives, and drown, powerless, in…

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“The genetics load the gun, personality and psychology aim it, and experiences pull the trigger, typically.”– Jim Clemente (FBI profiler) said of the 2017 Las…

Sex and the City

Physics is like sex: Sure, it may give some practical results, but that’s not why we do it.  — Richard Feynman “I have a 2…

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  • Oscar Wilde was twenty years younger than the great artist James Whistler with whom Wilde was awed. Both travelled in the same aristocratic circles and had become fast friends despite their differences. Whistler was an elitist and had a strong personality. Wilde was a populist and milder in his manner. Eventually, Whistler tired of Wilde […]

    The Ex-factor

    Oscar Wilde was twenty years younger than the great artist James Whistler with whom Wilde was awed. Both travelled in…

  • “Everybody gave parties. And there was a lot of drinking. Some visiting literary celebrity would show up, Partisan Review would make a party or I would make a party. Everybody came. And it was a really passionate intellectual life. It’s hard to imagine today, but people actually came to blows over literary disagreements,” said Norman […]

    The art of disagreement

    “Everybody gave parties. And there was a lot of drinking. Some visiting literary celebrity would show up, Partisan Review would…

  • Love and marriage, love and marriageGo together like a horse and carriageDad was told by motherYou can’t have one, you can´t have noneYou can’t have one without the other– Frank Sinatra No love, no marriage In the 1980’s, a group of researchers talked to a WHOLE lot of young people and asked them…Would you marry […]

    Love: It’s Rocket Science

    Love and marriage, love and marriageGo together like a horse and carriageDad was told by motherYou can’t have one, you…