Wed. June 6
The Daily Pop Culture Scene
Carell had the audience look to their right and then to their left to demonstrate that no one looks one another in the eye anymore. ”We have lost touch with our simpler selves, and by ‘we,’ I mean you,” Carell said. “You are young, and because of that, you are wrong . . . When I was in college, we didn’t have Twitter; we had good ol’ fashioned gossip,” Carell joked.
Behavioral economist Dan Ariely: “Creativity can help us tell better stories — stories that allow us to be even more dishonest but still think of ourselves as wonderfully honest people.”
Act of Valor, the based-on-real-events film featuring active duty Navy SEALs, follows a Navy SEAL team as they travel around the world, tracking a developing terrorist plot from South America, to Africa, and finally to the US-Mexico border.
Italo Zucchelli, creative director of Calvin Klein Collection menswear collection, splurges on a rare photo book of British singer Kate Bush. While browsing in a vintage store in London three years ago, he stumbled on a rare book of photos of her as a child taken by her brother. The designer didn’t think twice about forking over $1,000 for it.
In a culture obsessed with efficiency, mind-wandering is often derided as useless—the kind of thinking we rely on when we don’t really want to think. Freud, for instance, described daydreams as “infantile” and a means of escaping from the necessary chores of the world into fantasies of “wish-fulfillment.” In recent years, however, psychologists and neuroscientists have redeemed this mental state . . .
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