The Blood Elevator: Its Meaning & Symbolism

The blood elevator scene, sometimes called the ‘river of blood," from Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is a horrifying and disturbing image in a film full of horrifying and disturbing images.  Upon watching it the scene produces in many - myself included - a feeling of dread; an uneasiness that is hard to explain. I’ve often

A Sentient Being On This Beautiful Planet: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

Oliver Sacks, the author of numerous books and essays including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, is dying. Sacks, now 81, has cancer. He he has multiple metastases in the liver and the progress cannot be halted. He is going to die very soon. In response to this Sacks has

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