“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 Podhoretz in this 2017 interview with John Leland for the New York Times.
This website is 100% free. It will provide you with solid information on the brain including brain basics, the latest
news on neuro developments, and cutting-edge research on emerging ideas in brain science in their FREE e-
magazine called cerebrum. They have a section on notable brain science findings, neuroethics (my favourite section),
another section called “Briefly noted” which has brilliant infographics by the numbers, links to brain related articles
and a bookshelf with new and trending brain science related book reviews. There is a section on...
A piece of news caught my attention last year. Jay Buckey,, Jr an American NASA astronaut and surgeon who also
holds a degree in electrical engineering and who was in a 16 day Spacelab flight having done 381 hours in space,
launched an online self-help toolkit based on his experience of being isolated with a ...
I live in fear (Ikimono no kiroku) A film by Akira Kurosawa
1955 | 103 minutes | Black and White | Japanese with English sub-titles
One must remember that the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki had happened 10 years earlier in 1945
and had killed over two and half lakh civilians. In his autobiography, Kurusowa writes how as a young child in
Tokyo he witnessed the Kanto earthquake that killed over a lakh people. He and his brother Heigo witnessed
gruesome and macabre scenes. Whereas young Kurusowa wanted to look away...
This exhaustive 600 page memoir is written most eloquently but should come with a trigger warning. It was one of
my top 10 reads of the decade and comes closely after Kay Jamison (An Unquiet Mind). The fact that Dr.Solomon
has lived a privileged life as the son of a pharmaceutical mogul, has “made it” in his career as an author who writes
for the New York Times, New Yorker, NPR...