- Is there a vaccination-autism link? - Self-injuring teens - How good are therapists at spotting liars? - Testing what MFTs know about men, women, and marriage - A new look at logotherapy - Decoding a baby's cries
Move Over, Meryl: Kate Winslet Ascends to Center Stage
What separates screen actors who remain enshrined in our memory from those who just momentarily catch our eye?
Timelines: Rituals Bond the Past to the Future
From generation to generation, much about family rituals changes and much remains the same.
Inside Out: Frost/Nixon and Milk Hold a Mirror to Our Fears
Movies are about giving us outsiders in the audience the illusion of being inside the charmed circle of real experience.
Has the American Dream Become Our Nightmare?
In the last few decades, getting ahead, always a leitmotif in American society, gave way to a collective hallucination of striking it filthy rich. As we awaken with anxiety and dread from this version of the American Dream, it's time to reexamine our mindset about money.
Lessons from the Great Depression
You think the toboggan ride of your 401(k) has been rough? A survivor of the Great Depression muses on what that era taught her about managing the unmanageable.
Reality isn't what it used to be
Today we engage the world more often through screens than face-to-face. Without planning to, we've become citizens of Screenworld, a collective state of mind that's profoundly altering our orientation toward reality.
Crossing the great divide of otherness
The creation of "the other" is the dynamic at the heart of racism, sexism, homophobia, and persecution. The first step in altering that dynamic is the struggle to challenge your own sense of "them" and "us."
Tell Me a Story: As Hollywood Goes Postmodern, Has Narrative Become Passé?
If you're like me, you've noticed that movies don't make as much sense as they used to. Nevertheless, I suspect that there's still an audience somewhere out there with an old-fashioned appetite for narrative coherence—an audience that wants a story with a beginning, a middle, and an end; a story that inspires, instructs, and offers insights into the human condition.
Darkness and Light: Evoking the Flip Sides of the Hollywood Dream Machine
Two hugely successful films, released on the same weekend this summer, revealed the flip side of the Hollywood experience.
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