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A Stoic’s Key to Peace of Mind: Seneca on the Antidote to Anxiety

"There are more things ... likely to frighten us than there are to crush us; we suffer more often in imagination than in reality."

The Internet Responds to James Cameron’s ‘Wonder Woman’ Critique In This Week’s News Roundup

Here are all the online controversies you might've missed last week.

This Is a Golden Age of Low-Budget Horror

Smart, cheap, well-made indie movies are changing the face of the genre.

Blame Taylor Swift’s New Song on the Internet

The pop star's songs used to be about inclusion. "Look What You Made Me Do" is just fuel for internet drama.

Netflix’s Most Underrated Power? Anticipation

The streaming platform's constant announcement aren't just there for trade publications—they're for fans.

‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Predictions: Everything We Demand From the Final Episode

"The Dragon and the Wolf" will be the series' longest episode ever—but will it be able to give us everything we want?

Margaret Fuller on the Revitalizing Power and Spiritual Rewards of a Seaside Vacation

A lyrical ode to the ocean's invitation to self-transcendence from the grand dame of Transcendentalism.

Answers in Progress: Amiri Baraka’s Lyrical Manifesto for Life

"We're on the go for love to open our lives to walk tasting the sunshine of Life."

How Taylor Swift Could Use Her Internet Powers for Good

The pop star has the ability to grab the entire internet's attention with one tweet. Here's how she could use her influence to enact change.

It’s Going to Be Hard to Create a New Joker—Even for Martin Scorsese

There's a new Joker movie reportedly in the works. Can it possibly get close to what's come before?

Twitter Has Great Ideas For Movies—Will Hollywood Listen?

Can a viral fancasting phenomenon realistically change the industry’s status quo?

Gauguin’s Stirring First-Hand Account of What Actually Happened the Night Van Gogh Cut off His Own Ear

"Between two such beings as he and I, the one a perfect volcano, the other boiling too, inwardly, a sort of struggle was preparing."