2020-05-27T09:48:38+01:00April 26th, 2020|CULTURE|

If the long and stormy life of Bertrand Arthur Russell can be said to possess any unifying thread, it is an enduring attitude of passionate skepticism, a lifelong refusal to accept any truth as immutable, any law as infallible or any faith as sacred.

Mark Zuckerberg & Yuval Noah Harari in Conversation – Full Transcript

2020-05-26T00:39:05+01:00March 15th, 2020|CULTURE|

Mark Zuckerberg hosts Yuval Noah Harari for a conversation about some big challenges as part of the Facebook CEO's 2019 series of public discussions about the future of technology in society. The overarching question they debate is: what are we going to do about the systemic problems of the current technological revolution?

Vladimir Nabokov: The Man Who Scandalized the World

2020-05-04T01:39:50+01:00December 23rd, 2019|LITERATURE|

One of the more diverting aspects of Lolita, the most controversial best seller of the century, has been the considerable speculative curiosity about the private life and personality of Vladimir Nabokov, the virtually unknown university professor who now, at the age of sixty-one, finds himself world famous as the author of this nettlesome novel.

Chaplin Interviewed by Richard Meryman (1966)

2019-12-09T00:36:34+00:00December 9th, 2019|CINEMA|

In 1966, Chaplin granted several extensive interviews to journalist Richard Meryman for a Life magazine article to promote 'A Countess from Hong Kong.' Only a small portion of Meryman's taped interviews was ever published. A copy of the complete transcript, from which this excerpt was taken, is preserved in the Chaplin Archives.

Stanley Kubrick Interview – by Joseph Gelmis

2019-11-06T23:39:28+00:00November 6th, 2019|CINEMA|

A director is a kind of idea and taste machine; a movie is a series of creative and technical decisions, and it's the director's job to make the right decisions as frequently as possible. Shooting a movie is the worst milieu for creative work ever devised by man.

Jerry Seinfeld: Playboy Interview (1993)

2019-10-27T18:23:38+00:00October 27th, 2019|COMEDY|

A candid conversation with Jerry Seinfeld, TV's top-rated comic, about the important things: sneakers, masturbation, dating teenagers and making a hit show about nothing

Bill Cosby: Playboy Interview (1985)

2019-10-15T20:10:52+01:00October 15th, 2019|COMEDY|

A candid conversation with America's superdad Bill Cosby, about his revolutionary true-to-life comedy series—and about racism, kids, humor and heroes