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What if the meaning of life is NOT one-dimensional?

The scientists first found that the male turkeys were aroused by models of female turkeys. “The males would gobble, strut, puff up, and eventually mount the model,” Bloom writes. Continue reading

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Best Behavior

What is considered good (or best) behavior is culture-specific… — it’s even specific to sub-culture. How should a culture or sub-culture choose what it’s cultural ethics are? Are such choices even explicitly made? … by a leader? Are more advances … Continue reading
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People involved in the business of literature “are better placed to collaborate with other cultural institutions and lifestyle purveyors, with restaurants, with bars, with museums, with arthouse cinemas, creating thematic connections and cultural nexuses”

Publishing is a word that, like the book, is almost but not quite a proxy for the “business of literature.” Current accounts of publishing have the industry about as imperiled as the book, and the presumption is that if we … Continue reading
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