Archive for May, 2014

The culture that inspires #YesAllWomen

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Elliot Rodger’s rampage not only cut short six promising young lives, impacted a number of others who survived but will bear the physical and emotional scars, left families to deal with devastating and lifelong grief, and friends and neighbors to mourn and ask what might have been- it has also led to a renewed debate […]

Elliot Rodger and the problem of isolation

Monday, May 26th, 2014

Virtually everyone desires a connection with others. Relationships with family, friends, co-workers, neighbors and lovers contribute heavily to providing crucial emotional support, reducing stress, providing an outlet for feelings and a means of self-expression- and are considered key to one’s happiness. So what must it be like for those who are socially isolated and often […]

George and Amal- the right chemistry

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

It appears that George Clooney is not a confirmed bachelor after all. He was just passing time with beautiful and sexy women until his Ms. Right came along. This may be sad new to all those men who were in awe of his lifestyle and freedom- who held him up as their ideal wannabe. But […]

What is it about the movie HER?

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

It sounds completely implausible- a man falling in love with the (software) voice of his computer. Yet the movie released in 2013 that portrays such a relationship continues to be on the most popular list. Maybe in part because it is actually believable, moving and even romantic. The main character, Theodore, has withdrawn from the […]