The Orris: A Cultural Journal

Revisiting “The Twilight Zone”

“There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man. It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground … Continue reading

August 16, 2011

American Way: A Series on Main Street America

The myth of Main Street is useful, but only if we recognize it as a story we tell ourselves about ourselves in the present.

August 15, 2011

The Good and the True

Kano: “That’s incredible!” Cut cut cut cut… She slashes with her hand above the puppets as if trying to cut invisible strings. Yukito: “As I said, there are no strings. … Continue reading

August 15, 2011

Mnemonics in the Twenty-first Century: Have we Forgotten How to Remember?

The practice and study of mnemonics, or “the art of memory,” has a history that is two and half millennia old. Simonides of Ceos first developed this memory technique as … Continue reading

August 11, 2011

Private Lives, Public Personas

The lines between privacy and publicity became destabilized, and the more we can offer a “convincing account” or our private lives, the greater prestige we can gain from our audiences.

August 9, 2011

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