“The Kid With a Bike”: More than Just a Movie

“The Kid With a Bike”: More than Just a Movie

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.

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Just Makes You Marvel

Just Makes You Marvel

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.”

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Every Spring

Every Spring

By Marian West      March 23, 2012

Poem….

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Bruno Axel: Music and the Unveiling of Self

Bruno Axel: Music and the Unveiling of Self

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."

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You’ll Never Walk Alone

You’ll Never Walk Alone

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.

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Boatman on the River Ganges

Boatman on the River Ganges

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.

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