Category: Culture/Books


Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity — 1997 Documentary Revisits the Philosopher’s Life & Work

Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity

1997 Documentary Revisits the Philosopher’s Life & Work Opening with a childhood story from his life, the documentary above, Albert Camus: The Madness of Sincerity, tells us that the philosopher/journalist/novelist’s first love was “the howling and the tumult of the wind.” It’s a beautiful image for a writer who confronted the pain, joy, and confusion…
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Schindler's list - John Williams - NL orchestra

Schindler’s list – John Williams – NL orchestra

Simone Lamsma (violin) – Davida Scheffers (cor anglais) Watch til the end, emotion guaranteed… Davida Scheffers has lived her dream in winning a contest and the opportunity to play with the dutch Orchestra. Davida suffers from an extremely painful neuromuscular condition that derailed her career, and she thought she would never get to play in…
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Igor Moiseyev Ballet

“Yablochko”. Igor Moiseyev Ballet.

Choreography by: I. Moiseyev There are a lot of hardships in the life of the sailors, but they are always in good spirit.

Argentine Tango by Lindsey and Ricardo

Dance Me To End of Love

Argentine Tango by Lindsey and Ricardo Connection Tango Improvisation on December 8, 2018 in New Orleans, LA Dancers: Lindsey Zan & Ricardo Correa Music: “Dance Me to the End of Love” by The Civil Wars Event: Dance Quarter Holiday Party Dress: Mimi Pinzon

Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration

Amanda Gorman delivers a poem at Joe Biden’s inauguration

Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, the Youth Poet Laureate of 2017, delivers a poem at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. For access to live and exclusive video from CNBC subscribe to CNBC PRO: Amanda Gorman, 22, became the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. history after reciting her poem “The Hill We Climb.” “But while democracy can…
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Stanley Brouwn

Unknown Surinam Artist and My Hero Strolls around the Earth

Stanley Brouwn [ Paramaribo 1935 – Amsterdam 2017] antonfoek Amsterdam, January 28, 2023– Perhaps it would have been better if there had been no obituary by Stanley Brouwn here. Or if nothing at all is said about the artist, who died in Amsterdam on May 18, in this obituary. If even his birthplace and year…
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Stahl House Los Angeles

Los Angeles Sunset Blvd living

The Stahl House antonfoek About two months after their dash to Las Vegas, the Stahl family decided to drive up to this mystery spot and have a look around.  They found themselves gawping at the entirety of Los Angeles spread out below in a grid that went on for an eternity or maybe even more. …
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Frames of mind

Frames of mind

The first reference charts for the human brain have been completed They could become a useful tool in tracking both healthy and unhealthy ageing antonfoek Amsterdam, January 22nd 2023 — If a doctor wants to know how well a child is growing, he can turn to clinically validated charts that detail precisely how that child compares…
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Richard Burton speechs to Frank Sinatra 1983

The man with the greatest speaking voice honoring the man with the greatest singing voice. Frank Sinatra’s 1983 letter to Richard Burton: “You moved me as no other man ever has. And I will be grateful to you every day of my life.”

Suriname is near

Far away, yet Suriname is near

antonjiesamfoek© Washington DC / Amsterdam, December 29, 2022— He was born nearly 64 years ago in Dangogo on the Saramacca River. Of course reading and writing didn’t end up there in the woods then. But what would it be? Who wants to learn to read and write when you already have everything you could want…
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