Frederick Wiseman Talks About His New Documentary, ‘Ex Libris: New York Public Library’

In this fantastic documentary, the celebrated filmmaker takes us inside a critically important institution for our democracy. By Titi Yu / 10.12.2017 To make a three-and-a-half-hour film about a place where people go to sit and read books is not an endeavor that a lot of filmmakers would eagerly take on. But Frederick Wiseman’s new[…]

Fortress Wall of Ancient Roman Colony Ratiaria Found to have Survived Looter Bulldozers

The western fortress wall of the Ancient Roman city of Ratiaria near Bulgaria’s Danube town of Archar, first found in the 1980s, has now been rediscovered almost intact. The archaeologists had thought it had been destroyed during treasure hunting raids with tractors and bulldozers in the 1990s and 2000s. Photo: TV grab from the Bulgarian National[…]

The Discontent of Happy Endings

By Beth Lee-Herbert / 10.14.2017 Finding Satisfaction in Dissatisfaction We long for resolution. We long for life to wrap itself in the pretty package of a happy ending. Sometimes we seek fulfillment from material things, sometimes spiritual, sometimes from life itself: Falling in love, finalizing the divorce, having a baby, finishing the degree, finding the perfect job, retiring. We[…]

Contemporary Philosophy: Linguistic Analysis

By Dr. Garth Kemerling / 11.12.2011 Professor of Philosophy Capella University Philosophy Pages Ludwig Wittgenstein: Analysis of Language Life and Works Raised in a prominent Viennese family, Ludwig Wittgenstein studied engineering in Germany and England, but became interested in the foundations of mathematics and pursued philosophical studies with Moore at Cambridge before entering the Austrian army during World War[…]