Posts tagged "The Avengers"

Another Week Ends: Attachment Parenting, Sendak on Innocence, Self-Disclosure, Fraudulent Psych, Prometheus, Avengers, and Josh Hamilton

Another Week Ends: Attachment Parenting, Sendak on Innocence, Self-Disclosure, Fraudulent Psych, Prometheus, Avengers, and Josh Hamilton

1. Why Is This Attractive Woman Breast-Feeding This Giant Child? asks Hanna Rosin over at Slate, in response to Time’s, um, eye-catching cover this past week. You know the one I’m talking about – at least you do if you’ve seen it (below). The story within, bearing the not-so-subtle title of “Are You Mom Enough?”, profiles the controversial world of radical attachment parenting and the man behind it, Dr. Bill Sears. Now I’m as big a proponent of breastfeeding as the next guy (…), so the reason I include the article here has nothing to do with developmental health or…

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When Happiness Stalks You: Get Huge Like The Hulk!

When Happiness Stalks You: Get Huge Like The Hulk!

For I would have you know, brothers, that the gospel that was preached by me is not man’s gospel. – Galatians 1:11

In honor of the release of The Avengers this week, Muscle & Fitness Magazine has fortified us with another brilliant analogy of the impossibility and allure of the unattainable.  This month’s issue sports an impressive picture of The Incredible Hulk right next to the promising tagline: “Get huge like the Hulk with our real-life routine!”  The article exposes the incredibly neurotic belief that happiness always lies at the next level up.  Funny how it is always just beyond your grasp.

Speakeasy…

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Avengers Assemble and Whedonites Tremble (in Anticipation)

Avengers Assemble and Whedonites Tremble (in Anticipation)

If you’re a moviegoer, odds are you’re pretty sick of superhero movies. Many of us remember a day not so long ago when comic book adaptations were big-budget spectacles to be anticipated and even planned around. This past summer represented something of a lowpoint for superhero fans, or a highpoint of superhero fatigue, depending on whose side you’re on. The releases were not only non-events, the films behind them were depressingly pedestrian (Green Lantern in particular). Fortunately, there’s a ray of light on the horizon, a long-rumored champion coming out of hiding who could turn the tide. We are talking,…

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