Category Archives: culture

Happy Twentieth: The Ethics of a Quarantine

Happy Twentieth of April! Please enjoy our educational videos on YouTube, and please subscribe, comment, and share. Some media updates: Please check out the Seize the Moment Podcast video, where I am interviewed to discuss the Epicureanism chapter in the … Continue reading

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Happy Twentieth! Did Epicurus Practice Intermittent Fasting?

Happy 20th to the students of philosophy everywhere. Some literary updates: an evaluation of the Epicurean doctrines on wealth has been published at Society of Epicurus. Some of the key insights are: There is a natural measure of wealth (ploutou … Continue reading

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Living Pleasantly in Times of Coronavirus

The World Health Organization has officially declared coronavirus a global pandemic, and new routines are slowly creeping into workplaces and homes. Now one has to use disinfectant wipes when one presses the button in the elevator, or uses a fax … Continue reading

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TBT: Jesus of Montreal

During Lent, Christians observe certain traditions: they avoid meat and eat fish, and they watch movies about the life of Jesus. There are so many of these movies, and their clichés are so well-known, that to watch one is to … Continue reading

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Brazil’s Pentecostal Problem

I should only believe in a God that would know how to dance. And when I saw my devil, I found him serious, thorough, profound, solemn: he was the spirit of gravity. Through him all things fall. Not by wrath, … Continue reading

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Zozibini Tunzi: a Modern African Queen is Born

I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think that it is time that that stops today. – … Continue reading

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The Existentialism of Naked and Afraid

In recent weeks, I have been binge-watching episodes of the series Naked and Afraid. The premise of this reality show is two strangers–a man and a woman–are dropped off in the wilderness naked and must survive for 21 days. They … Continue reading

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TBT: #CirqueDuSoleil’s Alegría

Around the year 1996, I used to go on all-day trips from the University of Puerto Rico campus, where I studied, to walk around the very-walkable, elegant, 500-year-old colonial city of Old San Juan. I’ve always enjoyed the colonial architecture, … Continue reading

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“I will dream-fast with you” – The Dark Crystal, a Brief Review

The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance is the magical 10-episode long prequel series to the 1982 movie Dark Crystal. It’s a bit of Dune (giant worms), a bit of Avatar (fauna), a bit of Hunger Games and The 100. Both … Continue reading

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Good Omens: Short Review

Disclaimer: I have not read the book. This is a review of the series adaptation, and is perhaps why I’m not disappointed (as often happens–as in the case of the reviewer from The Humanist) after having read the book first. … Continue reading

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