Robert MacFarlane, M.D., FASAM passed away this morning, June 29, 2006, in his office in San Diego, presumably from a massive MI. Dr. Bob, as he was affectionately known by his friends and patients, has been a pillar of sobriety in the San Diego area and throughout California for almost a quarter century. He has had a very busy office practice for over twenty years and pioneered home detoxification.
In the Korean photographer Atta Kim’s eight-hour photograph of the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 57th Street, the buildings are crisp and life is just a shadow.
In the "Sex Series" (2003), part of the "On-Air" exhibition, a couple making love was photographed for one hour
In Atta Kim’s Long-Exposure Photographs, Real Time Is the Most Surreal of All
Every day, hundreds of tourists snap photographs of a crowd- and car-jammed Times Square. The average picture takes — what? — 15 seconds to shoot? The same picture of the same place takes the Korean photographer Atta Kim eight hours. And his Times Square ends up with only an eerie trace of a human presence, like a deserted movie set.
By Howard Kurtz
Washington Post Staff Writer
Wednesday, July 12, 2006; A04
Syndicated columnist Robert D. Novak acknowledged for the first time yesterday that he identified three confidential administration sources during testimony in the CIA leak investigation, saying he did so because they had granted him legal waivers to testify and because Special Counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald already knew of their role.
In a column to be published today, Novak said he told Fitzgerald in early 2004 that White House senior adviser Karl Rove and then-CIA spokesman Bill Harlow had confirmed for him, at his request, information about CIA operative Valerie Plame. Novak said he also told Fitzgerald about another senior administration official who originally provided him with the information about Plame, and whose identity he says he cannot reveal even now.
Jan Svankmajer!! Lunancy (Selini) is the latest tongue-out-of-mouth offering from of the abattoire filmhouse of Svankmajer. Click here for the trailor. Wallow in the formaldahyde pool as a devote specimen with fake painted eyes at the surreal visions of Jan Svankmajer but then who isn't!!! Get on board the mystic train and befriend the rotted piece of flesh beside you as we journey into what has become the distinctive cut of human psyche this side of the Vltava River. Again, it is the familiar territory of live-action and animation that Jan takes us into. Lunacy is loosely based on two short stories from Edgar Allen Poe with the Marquis de Sade being a main character and inspiration. Cross pollinate that with Svankmajer's unique insight into the human mind and current political climate and you get this allegory of 'philosophical horror'. If you want to taste more of his work, you can go and watch some down through YouTube.
La serie Garages nelle parole dell'autore, Branislav Kropilak...
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Participants cited feelings of intense joy, "distance from ordinary reality," and feelings of peace and harmony after taking the drug. Two-thirds described the effects of the drug, called psilocybin, as among the five most meaningful experiences of their lives.
But in 30% of the cases, the drug provoked harrowing experiences dominated by fear and paranoia. Two participants likened the episodes to being in a war. While these episodes were managed by trained monitors at the sessions where the drugs were taken, researchers cautioned that in less-controlled settings, such responses could trigger panic or other reactions that might put people in danger.