“These Aren’t Idle Thoughts”: In Memoriam of Comedian Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks graphic

In 1852, Karl Marx amended an observation about history made by his philosophical mentor, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, writing: “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great world-historic facts and personages appear, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first… Continue Reading

Movie Review: Anniversary of Godard’s “Le Mepris” [Contempt]

Le Mepris Contempt Poster Feature (700X)

This December marks the 50th anniversary theater release of Jean-Luc Godard’s film, Le Mépris (Eng : Contempt). Based on the 1954 Italian novel Il disprezzo (A Ghost at Noon) by Alberto Moravia, Le Mépris was created as Godard’s commentary on the… Continue Reading