Christmas in July #4: Home alone feeling scrooged? These Christmas movies deserve some love, actually (curated)

  Ari Mattes, University of Notre Dame Australia   The cultural environment in which we watch a film inevitably shapes our response to it. Engaging with the Yuletide ecology by watching Christmas films offers a genuine cinephilic pleasure, be it kitsch, ironic, or sincere. The following taxonomy is by no Continue Reading

The creativity of mental playfulness: Calvin and Hobbes’ Bill Watterson speaks to what really matters

  Brain Pickings, a fascinating website run by the supremely-dedicated Maria Popova which she describes as “an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness, spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, and more”, and Bill Watterson’s masterfully-clever, exuberantly funny and visually imaginative comic strip Calvin and Hobbes are a perfect match. Even more so Continue Reading

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