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What Do We Really Want?

Human’s innate desires, according to Hinduism, are pleasure, success, and the responsible discharge of duty.  But are these what we really want, or are they just superficial, finite longings?   381 more words

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BAAS 2014: On Violent Films and Disturbing Cities

I spent the past weekend in Birmingham at the 59th annual conference of the British Association for American Studies. My expectations were low, as most people I know who’ve attended a large conference warned me that the atmosphere can be competitive, that very few people may show up to your panel, and that networking with strangers can be massively awkward. 202 more words

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