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Calendar, Night&Day The Life of the Mind

The Life of the Mind

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is at once a lucid movie of ideas, a compelling narrative, and a splendidly acted love story involving Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the near-forgotten patient-turned-disciple who…
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Film, "A Dangerous Method": Cronenberg Examines the Birth of Psychoanalysis

"A Dangerous Method": Cronenberg Examines the Birth of Psychoanalysis

David Cronenberg's A Dangerous Method is at once a lucid movie of ideas, a compelling narrative, and a splendidly acted love story involving Carl Jung (Michael Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), the near-forgotten patient-turned-disciple who…
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"Reborning": Theater Review

It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but Reborning is just that. At times sitcom-y, at others heavily symbolic, Reborning bandies between levity and loss without missing a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Oh, Baby

Oh, Baby

It seems wrong to describe a play that hinges on trauma, suffering, and creepily realistic infant dolls as hilarious, but Reborning is just that. At times sitcom-y, at others heavily symbolic, Reborning bandies between levity and loss without missing a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Very High Fashion

Very High Fashion

Sigmund Freud is supposed to have said, "No one knows what women want." But in Valentino: The Last Emperor, the eponymous fashion designer is quite clear. "I know what women want," he says. "They want to be beautiful." Ouch! Or…
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Culture, Stage Heir Abhorrent

Heir Abhorrent

Sigmund Freud, the bewhiskered grand pooh-bah of psychoanalysis, often sought inspiration from literature. His remarks on the Oedipal scheme in Hamlet, his theoretical essay "Creative Writers and Day-dreaming," and his psychobiographical essay "Dostoevsky and Parricide" attempted to understand the workings…
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REAL ASTROLOGY For an Unreal World

Aries (March 21-April 19): Every Aries should always have a psychic surge protector in place to ensure that valuable data isn't zapped from her memory banks during a power overload. This week, I recommend that you also have a backup…
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