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Extra, Extra: Peace Out, Two Solitudes; Executive Committee Revisits Woodbine; Pancer’s Deli Is Back

2 days agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

Every weekday’s end, we collect just about everything you ought to care about or ought not to miss. “The two solitudes are over,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre today in a morning press conference with Mayor John Tory, assuring denizens of both mayors’ cities that when it comes to seeking international investment, the historically rival […]

Seek Solitude, Not Just Meditation, For Important Decisions

Solitude could use some better PR. Sometimes there is simply no substitute for being alone with one’s thoughts -- for secluding oneself for the sole purpose of arriving at an important decision undisturbed by the endless stream of arbitrary, uninvited data that assails us in our hyper-connected lives.

Tackling the Masculine Soul in a Duel Between Loneliness and Solitude

Debating which one is worse might be a losing argument, yet it is worth having a conversation. The post Tackling the Masculine Soul in a Duel Between Loneliness and Solitude appeared first on The Good Men Project.

Writing and Solitude

Writing is a solitary pursuit. There's something of the loneliness of the long distance runner in it. It often feels like an extreme sport. Hour after hour after hour of solitude. Time passing quickly if the work is going well, crawling if it's not. Show More Summary

Here Are 13 Artists You Should Fall In Love With This Spring

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Armory Arts week is over, leaving New York a bit of time to recover until, well, May rolls around and Frieze comes to town. While we relish these moments of solitude, it seems as good a time as ever to look at ahead at a new season of...Show More Summary

2015 Davis Cup World Group 1st-Round Preview

For the most part, tennis is an individual sport. Male and female competitors are playing for themselves; for their own glory and success. The Davis Cup provides a welcome break from that solitude and an opportunity to work, and winShow More Summary

Make Your Mark on the World

Winter hiking. It's got everything- physical challenge, otherworldly beauty, solitude, flow, fussy gear you have to figure out. But the best part is that you get to pee anywhere you want. The whole mountain is your personal bathroom....Show More Summary

Sea of Solitude brings heart-rending loneliness to PS4, Xbox One and PC

Sea of Solitude may be in its early prototype phase, but its concept and in-development art are certainly intriguing. The evocative title is an episodic adventure about a girl named Kay who's turning into a monster and must search the seas for a cure. Show More Summary

Drone footage reveals the alien world that is a frozen Niagara Falls 

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Pick your pop culture reference—the Fortress of Solitude or Hoth—and brush the mountains in cotton candy white and add water raging underneath the frozen sheets and you get a little bit close to what Niagara Falls looks like right now. NBC News has footage of the frozen Niagara Falls and it looks like another planet. Read more...

Quickies: Women hermits, winter in Antarctica, and showy male feminists

Categories: Quickies Where are all the women hermits? – “…if the hermit is always a man, if there’s nobility in his solitude, then what’s left for women? Old maid. Hag. There must... (Read more...)

Marcel Duchamp (4) vs. Thomas Kinkade

The winner of yesterday‘s bout is Thoreau. The best pro-Thoreau argument came from JRC: “This one breaks down to to whose narrative on loneliness and solitude is more interesting: the guy who removed himself from society, or the guy forcibly removed from it. Show More Summary

Talking Weed and Creativity With the Creators of High Maintenance

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Gawker

High Maintenance is a show about weed, but more than that, it's a show about solitude and anxiety, celebration and self-indulgence—all the human moods and occasions that go better when you're stoned. Each episode dips into the livesShow More Summary

Sampson Starkweather in Tell-All TV Interview

“Poetry … has to be both an act of solitude and of experience and lived life, and community,” says Sampson Starkweather … on TV! Poet, editor, and CUNY Center for the Humanities champion Starkweather is featured on CUNY’s “Study With the Best” program, “CUNY TV’s show about CUNY.” Makes sense. At the 21:00 mark in […]

Having a New Relationship to Your Obsessions: Welcome to the Guest House

Imagine that your mind is a house in the woods, you are all alone and there is a guest that shows up uninvited. In the past you have been irritable with guests, angry that anyone would disturb your well-earned solitude. You have yelled at visitors to "GO AWAY" so that you can be alone. But visitors seem to pass on the road where you live. They ignore your no-trespassing sign.

Self-Reliance: An Introduction to Ralph Waldo Emerson

Image by Munroe The great man is he who in the midst of the crowd keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude. -- ?Ralph Waldo Emerson When I attended high school in Germany, I was deterred by philosophy's complex logic. Show More Summary

Hero cat saves life of baby abandoned in the freezing cold.

2 months agoHumor : Happy Place

A communal cat that survives on the attentions of local residents in Obninsk, Russia returned the favor by saving one of their own. Underneath this rundown car is our hero cat's version of the Fortress of Solitude. (via) Masha the long-haired red tabby was found by Irna Lavora meowing in a box. Show More Summary

Annoyed at the 'New Yorker' Online

It is 4 a.m. and I am annoyed, when instead I should be enjoying the quietness and solitude of insomnia. Having tip-toed out of the bedroom, joints cracking while clutching in the dark for my book, I have settled by the warm embers of...Show More Summary

VICE INTL: Subtropical Solitude

78-year-­old Masafumi Nagasaki is the sole resident of a tropical island located at the southern tip of Okinawa, Japan. He would rather obey the demands of nature than of another person, which is what led him to escape civilization and live on Sotobanari Island. We decided to go and find out exactly what kind of lifestyle he's leading, and why he chooses not to wear clothes.

Leaving It All Behind: 2014’s Literary Trend Toward Solitude as Feminist Statement

There’s a section of Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre that often gets glossed over in discussion, in favor of the novel’s central gothic romance. After Jane realizes her intended, Mr. Rochester, is a bigamist, with a mad wife in the attic, she runs away. Show More Summary

Days of Silence and Reading

I long for days of silence and reading but too many of them would either diminish their appeal or foster a dangerous solitude. That's why it is important to get out among 'em. Besides that, people are novels.

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