Culture

In this culture section, you’ll find the latest news about psychology. Discover more about literary topics, articles, philosophy, and explore our stories and reflections. Because there’s no better way to stimulate the mind than culture in all its different forms: cinema, music, books…

Learn All about Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest literary geniuses the world over. There are many legends about his unusual life that sometimes overshadow the value of his writing. Poe was an extraordinary storyteller, gifted with infinite creativity. The world…

Artemisia Gentileschi: Biography of a Baroque Painter

Artemisia Gentileschi was a Baroque painter from the 16th century. Like many female artists, her story and her work were hidden for many years. Historians and collectors attributed Gentileschi’s work to male artists. Her life and work are a perfect illustration…

Surrealism and Psychoanalysis

Surrealism is a widely-known but poorly understood cultural movement. It led to an art revolution during its peak from the 20s to the 30s. It officially began with Dadaist writer André Breton’s 1924 Surrealist Manifesto. However, the actual movement was…

Bokuden: A Beautiful Story

This beautiful story is about Tsukahara Bokuden, a legendary sword fighter from 16th century Japan. He practiced martial arts and was renowned for his talent. However, he was best known for his wisdom. The story goes that Bokuden had three…

Clocks: The Medieval Invention that Changed Everything

The art of clock-making, like so many other things, wasn’t born in Western Europe. The Islamic Civilization and the Chinese discovered the mysteries of time-keeping long before the Europeans. The astronomically-inspired Eastern water clocks, however, didn’t bring about the same…

Eduardo Galeano: The Biography of a Libertarian

The name Eduardo Galeano is synonymous with good literature, social commitment, and ethics. His book Open Veins of Latin America is a true classic that has been translated into more than 20 languages. It’s impossible to pigeonhole Galeano into any one…

Ecological Intelligence, A Bid to Save Nature

One of the most significant challenges that our society faces is the human race’s dramatic impact on the environment. Our current lifestyles have resulted in the planet’s natural resources depleting at a phenomenal rate. The effects that we’re starting to…

Is There Such a Thing as Mind Control Techniques?

Mind control techniques are a thing and, depending on their use, can either be seductive or destructive. They mean different things to different people. They’re also known as coercive persuasion, brainwashing, thought reform, manipulation, and seduction, among others. All these…

Susto or Espanto: When the Soul Leaves the Body

The people of some cultures believe that, under certain circumstances, your soul can leave your body. The cause of this separation is susto or espanto. Although the word susto in Spanish literally means “fright” or “scare”, the concept of susto…