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Why Philosophy?

Plato famously said that the ‘unexamined life is not worth living’ (Apology 38a). But what is an examined life in contrast? Normally, I suppose, when we live our lives, we do not question our fundamental principles, values or beliefs. 1,591 more words


Film: Requiem for a Dream, NR, 2000

“But Anne,” you’re already saying, “Requiem for a Dream is a drama.” Trust me, that doesn’t make it any less frightening.

Watcher beware! If you can get beyond the fact that this movie is about four people destroying their lives through various addictions- but surviving- it also contains two instances of onscreen vomit, one instance of a needle entering an open wound, ECT, increasingly frequent and increasingly gross CUs on a track mark, strangely sexualized forcefeeding, and at least one use of the N word from a white man. 525 more words


‘Last Exit to Brooklyn’ by Hubert Selby Jr. #TuesdayBookBlog #BookReview #DBowieBooks

I’m trying very hard to complete the David Bowie reading challenge that I discovered on the fabulous Scatterbooker blog. Many of the books on the list are classics that I’ve been meaning to read for a long time. 410 more words


Review: Alligator by Lisa Moore (reviewed by Julie Gabrielli)


by Lisa Moore

320 Pages

Grove Press, Black Cat

ISBN: 978-0802170255

Life has you in its teeth. You can either submit or you can fight. 1,145 more words


Reading Round Up

I haven’t been reading all that much recently, what with exams and all that, but I thought I’d do a little round up of everything I have actually managed to read recently. 674 more words

Requiem for a Dream

Đó là mùa đông cuối cùng.

Khi Sara Goldfarb đã dừng ăn món hamburger béo ngậy từ trước đó rất lâu. Khi Sara Goldfarb không còn nhấm nháp vị ngọt chocolate trong lúc xem chương trình của Tappy nữa. 6,957 more words


do it again - steely dan

99% of fiction, I’ll read once and never consider going back to. William S Burroughs, I can reread, mostly down to the gorgeous ‘poetry’ of his prose. 372 more words