Friday, April 10 2015
This artificial intelligence flick uses the nerd archetype to make points about masculinity, ego, and empathy.
Thursday, August 21 2014
Like Dr. Caster's (Johnny Depp) experiments, Transcendence is much smarter in theory than it is in practice.
Wednesday, March 24 2004
As privacy fades, so do intimacy, personal safety, and self-esteem (mental health) and with them social cohesion.
Wednesday, February 11 2004
Behavior changes are reminiscent of psychosis and, biochemically speaking, passionate love closely imitates substance abuse.
Wednesday, January 21 2004
We are prisoners in the universe of our emotions; our weapons of language are useless.
Wednesday, December 10 2003
Agatha Christie's opus is a portrait of our age as it emerged, all bloodied and repellent, from the womb of the dying Victorian era.
Wednesday, October 1 2003
The universal imperative 'thou shall not kill (another human being)' is easily over-ruled by the moral obligation to kill for one's country. The imperative 'though shall not steal' is superseded by one's moral obligation to spy for one's nation.
Thursday, September 4 2003
Many (children) continue to live with their parents into their thirties and consume the family's savings in college tuition, sumptuous weddings, expensive divorces, and parasitic habits.
Thursday, July 24 2003
Suicide, substance abuse, narcissism, eating disorders, antisocial ways, schizotypal symptoms, depression, even psychosis are considered sick by some cultures -- and utterly normative or advantageous in others.
Wednesday, July 2 2003
What is legal is not always moral and what is legitimate is not invariably legal.