When we talk about modern authors who excelled in myth-crafting and world-building, Dino Buzzati rarely comes to mind. This may partly be because, unlike his illustrious English-speaking colleagues, the fantastic universes built by the Italian novelist and journalist (born in 1906 and died of cancer in 1972, author of the famous novel The Tartars’ Steppe and winner […]
Despite all the socio-cultural changes, modernization, and technological evolution, magic has adapted to its new environment.
I guess I notice / home in many place / but mostly people / and the trees interlaced
The land of Janteloven boasts a particularly patchy linguistic landscape. That’s what makes life here more fun and thrilling.
Within the field of social psychology, power has been the subject of numerous studies, mainly due to the desire to understand and even explain frightening behaviors that have marked history.
The story of an early midlife crisis in the middle of a pandemic crisis
This quote written by the french author de La Rochefoucauld is part of his literary work called Maxime published in 1665. His book caused some opposition by the readers at the time, who found his thoughts immoral. The idea that women go through hell when they get old was a bold, but truthful statement, that still applies to this day.
Back in the 60s, a young animator from Brooklyn set out to make cartoons. What he created was not big-budget, apolitical or child-friendly, and yet told great stories through great art, proving that cartoons don’t have to be just for kids.
Many do not dare admit it, but we, human beings, are not fully nor mainly rational. As much as we want to be, there will always be circumstances that make us act based on our emotions, and not rational thinking. This also includes our memory.
Science, particularly through its use in developing technologies, occupies a rather peculiar position in public consciousness. Everyone knows of it, but so few know about it.