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Jordan Peele’s All-American Nightmares – Rolling Stone
“Jordan talks about how horror and comedy are the two main genres where we have an involuntary bodily response,” Monsour tells me later. “You’re either laughing or you’re jumping, and there’s that tension-and-release thing that many jokes work with, as does horror. And they both mess with the nervousness around taboos.”
cinema  film  creativity  comedy  writing  attention  aesthetics  emotion  emotions 
23 days ago by allaboutgeorge
Is Marriage Good for Your Health? - NYTimes.com
“When someone holds your hand in a study or just shows that they are there for you by giving you a back rub, when you’re in their presence, that becomes a cue that you don’t have to regulate your negative emotion,” he told me. “The other person is essentially regulating your negative emotion but without your prefrontal cortex. It’s much less wear and tear on us if we have someone there to help regulate us.”
marriage  health  relationships  love  family  brain  emotion  research  science 
april 2010 by allaboutgeorge
A Long, Melancholy Roar - Olivia Judson Blog - NYTimes.com
No other animal does this. Chimpanzees don’t hang themselves from trees, slit their wrists, set themselves alight, or otherwise destroy themselves. Suicide is an essentially human behavior. And it has reached unprecedented levels, especially among the young.

I’m not sure what this means. But it has made me think. We live in a way that no other animal has ever lived: our lifestyle is unprecedented in the history of the planet. Often, we like to congratulate ourselves on the cities we have built, the gadgets we can buy, the rockets we send to the moon. But perhaps we should not be so proud. Something about the way we live means that, for many of us, life comes to seem unbearable, a long, melancholy ache of despair.
suicide  death  behavior  science  evolution  nature  biology  emotion 
october 2009 by allaboutgeorge
Strangers May Cheer You Up, Study Says - NYTimes.com
“There’s kind of an emotional quiet riot that occurs and takes on a life of its own, that people themselves may be unaware of. Emotions have a collective existence — they are not just an individual phenomenon.”
sociology  nytimes  happiness  psychology  health  social  friendship  relationships  emotion  research  science 
december 2008 by allaboutgeorge
Movie Review - 'Australia' - Oh, Give Me a Home Where Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman and Kangaroos Roam - NYTimes.com
The usual line about kitsch is that it’s an affront, a cheapening of the culture, a danger. “Kitsch causes two tears to flow in quick succession,” Milan Kundera wrote. “The first tear says: How nice to see children running on the grass! The second tear says: How nice to be moved, together with all mankind, by children running on the grass! It is the second tear that makes kitsch kitsch.”
aesthetics  movies  cinema  film  australia  creativity  emotion 
november 2008 by allaboutgeorge

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