Why are we so bored?

theguardian: by Sandi Mann — We live in a world of constant entertainment – but is too much stimulation boring? Nothing to do: the 1985 film The Breakfast Club, in which five students endure a day’s detention. Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar It amazes me when people proclaim that they are bored. Actually, […]

American Sniper and the Muslim ‘Savage’

Huff Post: by Todd Green, Ph,D. — Is American Sniper a brilliant, subtle study of the trauma of war and the toll that incessant violence takes on those who participate in it? Or is American Sniper a shallow, flag-waving, war propaganda movie? These questions frame much of the debate over Clint Eastwood’s recent film. […]