Optical Delusion 4 results

By Daniel Ofman

Optical delusion was a term coined by Albert Einstein. It refers to when you see things as you want them to be, not as they really are. These days “optical delusions” are pretty common when taking in media and news. My goal is to be clear that in many cases this is the essence of opinion blogging. As the kids say, “I can’t unsee that now” well sometimes it’s hard to “unthink” something. I love theater, movies, literature, TV (don’t we all?), pop culture, and certain elements of the political scene. I’ll be writing about a wide range of topics and hopefully the optical delusions will be kept to a minimum.

Irish spring break in Boston

By Daniel Ofman, staff writer, @OfmanDaniel As many get a head start on their summer tans visiting the beaches of Florida, Puerto Rico and California, relaxing during the day and partying at night, spring break up in Boston has a slightly ...

The Golden Age of Audio Entertainment

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel Radio nerds across America and the world can’t contain themselves. Podcasts are actually entering mainstream pop culture and no one’s apologizing. With the booming success of the podcast ...

Notes on the Russian-Ukrainian War

By Daniel Ofman, blog/opinion writer, @OfmanDaniel The conflict between Russia and Ukraine has persisted for almost a year. Since the Ukrainian Parliament removed former President Viktor Yanukovych from his post, the chaos in Ukraine has ...

Shootings, anti-Semitism in France prompt debates over emigration

By Daniel Ofman, staff Writer, @OfmanDaniel About two weeks after the horrid attacks on the Charlie Hebdo office headquarters and a kosher market in the heart of Paris, we are now entering a time of reflection. Representatives from all over ...