Tag: Movies


Fairness, Yoga and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Topics on this week’s list include researching fairness with kids, using Skittles (yum!); a new movie, in part exploring the world of yoga; a condition that we probably all suffer from: digital hoarding; and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need. 1. No Fair! “‘It wasn’t obvious that we’re just born with a sense of fairness, but everyone seems to have one. How do these different senses......

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New Habits, Cultural Shifts and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Today, these fascinating interviews and essays cover incoming Daily Show host Trevor Noah, the tattooed minister forging her own path, the random events triggering vast cultural shifts, the longtime habits we wish we could break, the prescient films of Fritz Lang… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. On Top of the World “The show will be a representation of my interests, and the......

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Film Fans, Sudden Loss and More: Must-Read Links

Every week on The Wisdom Daily, we bring you our favorite reads from sources around the web. Today’s list of intriguing essays, Q&A pieces and blog posts cover Ava DuVernay’s smart approach to sharing her work, the storytelling trend dubbed “quit lit,” the extreme scrutiny of others’ bodies, the grief of a sudden loss, the integrity it takes to apologize… and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Audience Participation “The consumer is deciding what they want to see and when and......

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Chefs, Umpires and Joan Didion: Must-Read Links

Each week, we find smart reads and new insights to share with readers of The Wisdom Daily. Today our favorite picks from around the web include pieces about the insatiable curiosity of Joan Didion, the beauty of solitude, the Senagalese chef with Vietnamese roots, the latest Lily Tomlin character, the way umpires improve their game and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Book of Joan “Didion lost faith in the defining narratives of American life. A fifth-generation Californian whose ancestors had......

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'Scenema' and the Truth According To Darren Wilson

Driven by their own quest to better understand the emotions, conflict and complexities that emerged from the tragedy of Michael Brown’s death, filmmakers Sol Guy and Ezra Miller have just premiered a provocative experimental work – a standalone “scene,” extruded from the larger drama of Ferguson, Mo. The four-and-a-half minute piece is called “The Truth According to Darren Wilson,” and it has inaugurated a new feature, The Scene, on Tribeca Film’s website*. The site describes The Scene as a platform as a place “for actors, writers, and directors to create, collaborate, and......

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Another Mass Shooting in the Land of the Free

From Odyssey Networks’ Faith on the Record series: This time, it was an audience enjoying a comedy in a movie theater in Louisiana. Another mass shooting in another public place, here in the United States – adding to the long list of 2015 mass shootings in America. Many were wounded, and three lives ended, including the gunman. But the rest of us are all stuck in a cul-de-sac in this country, and none of us has the solution by ourselves. In order to forge a path to greater public safety, we need......

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Wisdom on Bees, Walt Whitman and More: Must-Read Links

Why not explore some new Must-Reads? Kick off your week with recent essays and interviews that came across our radar – quoted here on The Wisdom Daily – including fresh takes on life after death, using your voice, merging talent with purpose, the appeal of faith-based books, how sleep deprivation affects prosperity and more. Whatever’s transpiring in your life, may you find the words of wisdom you need.   1. Living Out Loud “I’m not trying to defy odds. I feel like I just move through life doing what I do, and......

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Gratitude for 'Good Enough'

In the film Whiplash, Terrence Fletcher – the monomaniacal drum teacher played by J.K. Simmons – fervently attests that “the two most dangerous words in the English language are ‘good job.'” Someone hears these words of approval and loses the edge that spurs them to practice harder and go beyond expectations. No longer afraid of failing, their switch is turned off, and the world loses its next great accomplishment. Simmons’ performance is disturbing, and his behavior is never far from the line between discipline and abuse. Yet it’s hard to shake his......

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Take Your Next Steps at Your Own Pace

Besides breathing, there may be no more common activity than walking. The movie Journey to the West (based loosely on a classic Chinese tale) first arrived in our country with an acclaimed Tribeca Film Festival premiere, and it’s an extraordinarily unique film – well, actually, it’s not a film as we typically think of scripted movies, but more a meditation on walking as a spiritual practice. And I’ve never seen anything like it. Taiwanese director Tsai Ming-Liang filmed an exquisite series of 14 long takes that follow Lee Kang-sheng, donning a bright......

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Joyful Jobs, Interfaith Unity and Staying Weird: Our Week in Wisdom

On The Wisdom Daily this week (February 23-27), we celebrated a Hollywood insider’s plea to “weird” outsiders, a job made joyful by Mother Nature, a U.S. veteran’s exemplary self-awareness, a young Muslim’s civil rights and the unique acclaim earned by Birdman. And we also thank guest writer Michael Bernstein, whose post revealed new insights about a famous peace demonstration in Europe. Did you grow wiser this week? We hope The Wisdom Daily played a part.   Norway’s Beautiful Ring of Peace -?Michael Bernstein What does it mean to build a holy place......

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