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By Paul Anel March 30, 2012
Culture – Movie – Reading TIme : 2 min
The Dardenne brothers', seventh long feature movie, "The Kid with a bike", is actually more than just a movie. It is an encounter. Deceased filmmaker Edward Yang ("Yiyi") once famously said: "What I want is that people leave the theater with the feeling of having met a friend." This is definitely how I felt after watching this 87 minutes of sheer cinema. And I bet it is how you will feel after watching it as well.
By Gonzague Leroux March 23, 2012
Science – Life – Reading Time : 4 min
Alexander Tsiaras, Chief of Scientific Visualization in the Yale University Department of Medicine, has revolutionized our apprehension of health science by illustrating details of the human body. What we see in the video From Life to Birth, "just made us marvel." He then states that the developing human body is “so perfectly organized a structure that it was hard not to attribute divinity to it.”
Interview with Bruno Axel March 14, 2012
By Gonzague Leroux – Reading Time: 2 min
Passing through New York for a time, Bruno Axel, a 31 year-old violinist, conductor and composer from Spain, introduces us to his vision of life and music. Familiar with Spain's economic hardship and 20% unemployment rate, Axel Bruno strikes up a conversation thus: "I am a dreamer but always realistic. As a person, I want to be happy. I do not need to be famous. I want to be a very good artist, not in terms of success or fame, but just a very good artist."
By Marian West March 16, 2012
Encounter – Compassion – Reading Time: 4 min
This past Saturday, I experienced one of my most unforgettable encounters thus far. It struck me and will stick with me forever. I was walking through the 5th floor corridor of a nursing home, when I heard, “HELP! HEEELP! HELP ME!!!” I could not ignore such a desperate cry. I entered the resident’s room, not sure what I’d find.
By Alex Ayer and Gonzague Leroux March 9, 2012
Varanasi, also known as Benaras, is one of the oldest continuously inhabited cities in the world, and one of India’s main religious centers (for Hindus, Buddhists, and Jains).
The city is built along one side of the holy River Ganges, the main artery that unites the different people of India. On the other side, from where this picture was taken, is a sandbank. Locals often go there to relax, fly a kite, or have a cup of chai, away from the intense activity of the city. This boatman is waiting for customers to hire him to cross the river.