Philip Seymour Hoffman on Happiness

“Learning how to die is therefore learning how to live” – Philip Seymour Hoffman Conversation with Simon Critchley recorded live at the Rubin Museum of Art on Dec 22, 2012

A 97-year-old Philosopher Faces His Own Death

Herbert Fingarette once argued that there was no reason to fear death. At 97, his own mortality began to haunt him, and he had to rethink everything. Read more:… “Being 97” was directed by Andrew Hasse ( It is…

Philip Seymour Hoffman Talks About Happiness With a Philosopher

Just over a year ago philosopher Simon Critchley met with Philip Seymour Hoffman for the final in a series of on-stage conversations called Happy Talk. In a searching dialogue that in hindsight seems prescient, the actor wrestles with the concepts…

Tupac Shakur on Life and Death

“If I was white I would have been like John Wayne… I feel like a tragic hero in a Shakespeare play” — Tupac Shakur Interview by Benjamin Svetkey March 1994 Microcassette recorder Related profile appeared in Entertainment Weekly
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