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Expensive Trade: A Chinese Film Dramatizes the Nature of Cultural Loss

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The film’s title refers to an automated carwash-like shower booth into which the main character steps for a grooming upgrade during his busy business day moving from one mega-modern building to another. Then our hero returns to his hometown where his father and retarded brother own and manage a bathhouse in which the portly, well-off [&hellip
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Cellphones and the Demeaning of Life

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

It’s quite clear that the new technology has buttressed the power of self-regarding narcissism. The yuppie becomes a radio announcer of his own personal newscast. While it may seem incomprehensible to the unavoidably victimized listener, the violent talkers seem to have no regard for the aural privacy of other people. They appear to assume that [&hellip
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Marital Outfidelity & Unoriginal Sin

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

These are the kinds of thoughts stimulated by the recent acceleration of episodes of infidelity and outfidelity. There is clearly a stew of national consternation about just what should be the standards of private conduct that public personalities should follow. Obviously it takes a real jerk to say one thing about moral perfection and then [&hellip
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The Sense of Human Scents

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

There are other quirkier and more provocative if preliminary findings. Both men and women appear to prefer the body odors of opposite-sex people who are physically symmetrical–that is, who have not been subject to any genetic or environmentally toxic stimuli that have caused some measure of physical deformity. Jeannette Haviland-Jones of Rutgers and Denise Chen [&hellip
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Ecuador, the Dollar and the Bureaupean Community

Written by Lionel Tiger on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

We will return to lucre/sucre in a moment, but obviously must first respond to any thoughtful citizen’s bewildered and plaintive query, "What is a terminologist?" And why would the European Central Bank need one, and how was it able to get along without the master epigrammatist for which it is prepared to provide a "competitive [&hellip
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