Tag Archives: Alexandria

Subcultures

A feature of modern life is the creation of sub-cultures. Goth, punk, gay, BDSM, etc. Or sub-cultures within sub-cultures, such as the bear community with the gay community. Given the creation of large, anonymous cities, mobility, capacity to produce for niche markets and human diversity, subcultures are likely a natural creation of modern life. Culturally […]

There’s something about monotheism…

Via Dave Bath, I’ve learnt that leading Spanish director (he won Best Foreign Language Oscar in 2005 for  Mar adentro) Alejandro Amenábar has made a film about classical scientist Hypatia. It’s to be called Agora and stars Rachel Weisz. For those unfamiliar with the background, Hypatia (an astronomer) was killed in appalling circumstances by a Christian mob shortly after Christian […]