Jean-Paul Sartre

Jean-Paul Sartre born 1905, was a French philosopher and political activist best known for his work  Being and Nothingness (1943). Sartre would become a leading figure of 20th Century philosophy (particularly Existentialism) and Marxism. A key theme of Sartre’s works would explore the tension between conformity for the sake of survival in society and the […]

The Mysterious Voyage of Homer

The Mysterious Voyage of Homer, 1997 is episode nine season eight of American animated series, The Simpsons. There is something special when a show deviates drastically from a well established style. This episode was certainly different, featuring surreal and psychedelic sequences which set it apart from any other episode in the series.  The episode features […]


Lift is a documentary film released in 2001, directed by Marc Isaacs. The short documentary is Isaacs’ first film. It chronicles the residents of a single high rise apartment in London. The concept of the film is simple; Isaacs would station himself and his camera in the elevator, observe and document the different characters filtering […]

Waking Life

‘Waking Life’ is an animated philosophical drama film released in 2001, directed by Richard Linklater. The movie follows a young man who finds himself in a series of surreal and philosophical encounters while trapped in a dream-state. As he navigates through these experiences, he meets various characters who engage him in discussions about the nature […]

Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski born 1920, was an American writer and poet best known for his raw and unapologetic works such as ‘Post Office’ and ‘Ham on Rye’. Exploring the dark realities of those disenfranchised in society, Bukowski would become one of America’s most important literary figures of the 20th century. Bukowski’s writing would appeal to the […]

Henry David Thoreau

Henry David Thoreau born July 12 1817, was an American writer, philosopher and naturalist, best known for his works ‘Walden’ and ‘Civil Disobedience’. Thoreau was a leading figure of the Transcendentalist movement which emphasised the importance of individualism, self reliance and the connection between nature and the human spirit. Over time the Transcendentalists would have […]

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