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The wisdom and sensitivity of TS Eliot, one of the greatest poets in history, in one verse

A verse that contains profound wisdom, both ethical and contemplative This September 26 marks the birthday of one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century and modernity in general, Thomas Stearns Eliot, a poet born in the United States but who made his life in England and conformed to the British tradition, if Well, maintaining a fruitful and essential dialogue with another American poet in Europe, Ezra Pound

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Banksy opens a short-lived shop in London

The artist launches a store to sell some of his provocative objects, in order to generate money to help migrants In the first instance it would seem a contradiction. The countercultural English artist Banksy has launched a store to sell his work. The store that has appeared almost overnight in South London is called Gross Domestic Product and looks like a luxury boutique or a high street art gallery

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Dead Can Dance will perform in Mexico and South America to celebrate 40 years of career

Dead Can Dance announces the second phase of its world tour celebrating its illustrious career Dead Can Dance has announced that it will include Mexico, Chile, Peru and Colombia as part of the tour commemorating his career, which began this year in Europe. The band formed centrally by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry, who were a couple, celebrates almost 40 years of making music and also the release of their 2018 album Dionysus

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Joaquin Phoenix's Joker: Norman Bates meets Marcel Marceau

Joaquin Phoenix's interpretation of the Joker, Batman's arch nemesis, sheds new light on the history of his adaptations *** This text contains information about the plot and characters of the Joker movie by Todd Phillips (2019), starring Joaquin Phoenix *** As is known, Todd Phillips' Joker tape (2019) generated enormous expectations within this year's film premieres

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These manual activities will help you reduce your anxiety

These crafts are excellent options to combat anxiety, stress and even depression In some previous notes we have talked about the benefits that manual activities have for mental health, specifically in people whose psyche tends to generate states such as anxiety, stress or distress. As is known, manual activities are so beneficial that even certain psychological currents have long been adopted under the name of "occupational therapy", since in certain people it is possible to apply them as a resource that contributes to the relief of certain symptoms

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Tolstoy died on a train and this is the video of his last days

Tolstoy, besides being one of the most predominant writers and philosophers of the nineteenth century, was a man who lived in contradictions between love and heartbreak, the aristocracy and poverty Count Lev Tolstoy led one of the most fascinating lives in history, not without contradictions. In addition to creating a monumental literary work and interested in extremely diverse topics such as ecology, social rights, spirituality and others, Tolstoy had a huge family, giving birth to some 13 children

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The last letter García Lorca wrote dedicated to his lover

I think about you a lot and you know this without telling me but with silence and between the lines you must read all the love I have for you and all the tenderness that my heart stores " On August 18, 1936 the writer Federico García Lorca was shot, in full swing of the Franco regime in Spain. Some sources say that his death was due to libertarian ideas that he expressed through his stories, plays and poetry; others, however, say it was due to his homosexuality.

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Are these the 100 best albums so far in the 21st century?

The Guardian publishes a controversial list Music, of all classical arts, is the only one that still has global penetration and influence. This popularity translates into the fact that currently the dominant genre of music is literally known as pop. And, as we see in the ranking made by the music writers of the Guardian newspaper, nowadays pop reigns absolutely, almost eclipsing any other musical genre

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Watch the final trailer of 'Joker', the Joker starring Joaquin Phoenix

Everything is ready for the premiere, next fall, of 'Joker' A few months after the official premiere of Joker , the Warner Brothers studio unveiled the latest advance of the film, with which everything is prepared so that next October the feature film directed by Todd Phillips arrives on the screens

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DECALOGUE: JOAQUIN PHOENIX - 10 vises of an epic joker

In this edition of DECÁLOGO we make a brief tour of some of the tapes that make up the Joaquin Phoenix film canon A member of a fraternal acting dynasty, Joaquin Phoenix emerged in the firmament of universal cinematography in the wake of extraordinary versatility that his brother River had left as a legacy in his short but notorious career in films such as Count on me with Rob reiner, My Idaho deprived of Gus Van Sant, or A place nowhere , of the huge Sidney Lumet and for which the young actor was nominated for the Academy Award as Best Supporting Actor.

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'Parade': the strange work in which Erik Satie, Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau collaborated

A peculiar work that brought together three giants of French art In 1917, in the middle of the war, a work was presented in Paris that would at least go down in history by bringing together three of the most creative and great minds of the twentieth century: the musician and spiritualist Erik Satie, the painter Pablo Picasso and the writer, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau

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They find a new album by John Coltrane: 'Blue World'

And not just any album: one of his "annus mirabilis" A phenomenal discovery has been announced: an unpublished album by one of the greatest jazz players of all time, the divine John Coltrane. On some occasion this intoxicated musician of infinity said: "There is never any end" ..

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'Matrix' will have sequel: a 4th part of the story will begin filming soon

The expected sequel to the 'Matrix' trilogy will finally begin filming Twenty years ago, Matrix broke with all forecasts within a few weeks of its release. Initially it was produced as an independent Hollywood movie, which meant that perhaps it would be well received by critics and a certain portion of the public, but not necessarily acclaimed massively

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Can artistic creation cure a disease?

Creativity, the best convalescence The disease is largely unavoidable. What we can do is live it with different attitudes, some of which can contribute to transfigure it. The sick man faces not only a deplorable physical condition, but a possibly prompt demoralizing condition. In its moral, mental and spiritual strength lies largely the backbone of his health

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This is how Quentin Tarantino has systematically 'stolen' from other movies

Plagiarism or inspiration? This video essay explores the "loans" that Tarantino has taken from other films for his own. How Quentin Tarantino has 'stolen' from other films is the title of this video essay that explores the similarities between sequences taken from the films directed by Tarantino and others from different moments in film history

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On the essential virtues of a good chess player

Chess not only requires intelligence and mental agility, but certain virtues of character The tricks I discovered, I'm going to tell you now. Although a mind is very clever, if it does not have certain virtues of character, it will not be able to reach its level in chess. If a great, bright, imaginative, inventive and calculating mind like a machine belongs to a person of impulsive emotional temper, stunned and impatient, these lack of fortitude will cost the king's head in the game of chess

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This is how Pachelbel's 'Canon' sounded for the first people who heard it

A period interpretation for one of the best known pieces of baroque music Pachelbel's Canon is one of the compositions of instrumental music (or "classical", as it is usually known) that are most popular. Be it because of the vibrant nature of its notes, because of the inspiration it infuses, or for some other reason of its own that is difficult to specify, this baroque type composition is among the favorites of people with all kinds of musical tastes

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Octavio Paz on the differences between Buddhism and other religions

Peace over Buddhism The great Mexican poet Octavio Paz met Buddhism mostly in his stay in India in the 60s as ambassador of Mexico. Although Paz cannot be considered an expert in Buddhism, his poetic sensibility allowed him to form extremely lucid impressions that reveal what is most alive, universal and historically relevant to the Buddha

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The authentic Four Seasons of Vivaldi: the masterpiece recreated with 18th-century instruments

Vivaldi's music in an interpretation close to its original sound of the early 18th century Antonio Vivaldi, the genius of Italian baroque, deserves a place among the greatest musicians in history. His concert in four movements Le quattro stagioni is surely his most famous work, although by no means the only thing of that level that the prodigious Italian did, which distilled an inexhaustible source of happiness and devotion

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Entheon: the temple to the inner divinity that Alex and Allyson Gray plan to build

An entheogenic temple is the visionary proposal of the couple of American artists The prominent psychedelic couple of Alex and Allyson Gray plan to build a temple to divinity for a few years and are currently still raising funds. It is projected that this psychedelic cathedral, which will obviously be dressed by the Gray's designs and paintings (who are famous for their visions of the subtle or travel bodies of LSD and DMT), will be built 65km north of New York