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'Interstellar' the Movie. Imagination In Pure Awakening

I’ve recently seen the film ‘INTERSTELLAR.’ Twice. The first time I saw it I resonated with the concept so much that I felt my future self had already experienced this and was awakening these memories inside me. 942 more words

Letters From Other Thoughts

Evolved People or Real-Life Zombies?

In Our Machine Masters, New York Times columnist David Brooks imagined two futures for us in the age of artificial intelligence: a humanistic scenario in which, freed from mental drudgery, people focus on personal and moral faculties: being likable, industrious, trustworthy and affectionate. 473 more words

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New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. 94 more words

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David Brooks Quote.

Brooks, D. (2000). Bobos in paradise: The new upper class and how they got there. New York: Simon & Schuster.

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The Grammarians: Covers

Roll over, Edmund Burke!

Believe it or not, George Wills, Tucker Carlson, and David Brooks played together in a cover band in the early ’80’s called the Grammarians.   137 more words

Satire

LAW & FOOTBALL: RANKINGS DOUBLETHINK

For many people, the holiday season means an intense focus on college football. This year, a 12-person committee develops weekly team rankings. They will culminate in playoffs that produce head-to-head competition for the national championship in January. 868 more words

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New York Times Columnist Line of the Day

If you frequent this here premier “web log,” there’s a good chance you may once or twice have read the New York Times op-ed page. You might even recognize the names of the columnists, who every day spout the most conventionally wise of the conventional wisdom. 99 more words

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