Riddle me this: why is this film given the restricted rating “R21” (“Suitable for adults aged 21 and above”) in Singapore? https://www.netflix.com/title/80083790?s=i
Do a search for “echo chamber,” “fake news,” or “post-truth” nowadays and you’re likely to get more than a few hits in the current news. In the wake of Brexit and more recently the U.S. elections, it appears we are now once again in a time when everything is questionable, even our general faith in […]
Pixar is totally tapping into the current global zeitgeist with this one.
Inc. recently featured something from Quora. The question is,”How does one overcome depression and anxiety?” The answer? Focus and don’t let your mind wander. As I understand it, the main thrust of the answer is based on the results of a Harvard study published in 2010.* The abstract is a good summary. We developed a […]
I’ve got a lot on my mind. These days, who hasn’t? But for now, it’s just the one thing: writing. I’ve thought about and written about it almost all my life, but it’s the same old story. Teachers, friends, and even my wife have encouraged me to write. They didn’t push me to do it, […]
Of course I took some time to decide if I wanted to buy Green Day’s latest album. After 2000’s solid Warning they became increasingly self-important, and two concept albums later they imploded in late 2012 with not one but three inconsequential releases and Billie Joe Armstrong’s on-stage breakdown followed by rehab and a string of canceled performances. […]
Starting off the day with Sinatra. Not early but late Sinatra; Francis A. and Edward K. It’s noticeably slower, even sluggish. The music takes its time; and it does that because Sinatra and Ellington’s band are seasoned, sure performers. They don’t hurry, don’t aim to impress. I guess it’s a fitting soundtrack for today. We’re […]