Movie Villains and the Psychological Reasons Why We Love Them

Four movie analyses. Why do we sometimes love the bad guy in a movie? How come we can look past a character’s negative, and even antisocial traits and start cheering for gangsters, serial killers, and master manipulators of all kinds? On my main website, Psychology Corner, I address the main psychological reasons why we end …

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Old Chinese Burial Songs For Royalty and Common Men

TRANSLATED BY ARTHUR WALEY. Discovered in the 1918 book “A Hundred and Seventy Chinese Poems”, translated by Arthur Waley. Works in the public domain. (1) “The dew on the garlic-leaf,” sung at the burial of kings and princes. How swiftly it dries, The dew on the garlic-leaf, The dew that dries so fast To-morrow will …

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Bridgerton (2020): Season 1 – Tiny Movie Review

  A modern take on Regency-era England’s social scene during debutantes season, with a civil rights twist, a sprinkle of Jane Austen, and a lot of drama.   Synopsis For young ladies in Regency-era England, getting married was serious business. Getting married to the one they loved, a rarity. Bridgerton’s oldest daughter, Daphne, catches the …

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Book Review

  Seemingly nonsensical humor conveys highly significant meanings about life, the universe, and everything else in Douglas Adam’s classic “The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy”. Required knowledge for all earthlings and alien life forms who wish to live together in harmony… or blast each other’s planet into nonexistence. Masterfully read by Stephen Fry. No one …

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