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Table of Contents
Music All musicians
Rock Album reviews
Yearly ratings
History of Rock Music
History of Pop Music
Best albums
Best songs
Best of Rock Music
Greatest musicians
Database of musicians
Jazz Jazz musicians
History of Jazz
History of Blues
Best albums
Classical Classical masterpieces
20th Century
Avantgarde composers
The Essentials
Other genres History of Hip-hop music
History of Country
History of Soul
History of Musical
History of Film Music
History of Blues
New Age Music
Cinema Yearly ratings
Best movies
History of cinema
Gallery of images
Travel Pictures of the world
Wonders of the world
Hiking in California
Greatest places
National guides
Politics World news
Political analyses
Book reviews
Analyses by country
Reading material
History Timelines
Natural disasters
Timeline of the 20th Century
Visual history of computing
Audio interviews
History of Knowledge
History of Knowledge in slides
History of Silicon Valley
History of Thought in slides
Literature Timelines
Greatest writers
Modern literature
World writers
History of poetry
My poetry
Science My work in cognitive science
Annotated bibliography on mind
Book reviews
Cognitive Science news
Timeline of modern science
My book on consciousness
My book in slides
My seminar on consciousness
Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
Audio interviews
A Timeline of Psychology
A Timeline of Neuroscience
Art Painters
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 1: From Impressionism to Surrealism
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 2: From Abstract Art to Conceptual Art
A Visual History of the Visual Arts - Part 3: The Age of Globalization
Greatest paintings
History of painting
Comic Art
Museums of the world
Pictures of museums and artists
Timeline of the 20th century
Art/Science Evenings (LASERs)
LAST festival
Audio interviews
My art
Philosophy Philosophers
My essays
Milestone books
Quotes from my writings
History of Silicon Valley
Artificial Intelligence
A Timeline of Artificial Intelligence
A Timeline of Automata
A.I. slides
Future of Technology
Tributes Birthdays: a secular calendar of saints
50,40,30,20,10 Years Ago in Music
World, wake up
The Thinkers
The Viewers
The Dancers
Modern music








Silicon Valley



Visual Arts


Society: Craigslist Killed the Local Newspaper... and Civility
Technology: The Metaverse
Event: Neuroprosthetics, brain organoids, diegetic prototypes
Technology: Virtual and Augmented Reality
Events: All the videos of the September dialogues with Carol Strohecker, Anastasiia Raina , Warren Sack, Cindy Cohn, Elizabeth Currid-Halkett and Alvy Ray Smith
Science: The Genetic Origins of Human Intelligence
Rock Music: Playlists for the history of rock
Technology: A History of Blockchain Technology
Technology: A timeline of Blockchain Technology
Technology: An introduction to Web 3.0
Art: My introduction to Leonardo DaVinci (video)
Art: A Visual History of Modern Architecture (downloadable pdf)
Ecology: Will the human race succumb to overpopulation?
Science: The biggest neuroscience news of 2020
Politics: Was is Worth it? The Bush/Rice Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq 20 Years Later
Politics: Added several topics to my article on China (look for "2021 additions")
Cinema stills: Jan Svankmajer
Politics: Common Prosperity and Digital Billionaires: Why China is Cracking down on Big Tech
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Somalia
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Ethiopia
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Brazil
Cinema stills: Wen Jiang
Covid: Vaccines don't work (the way we expected) and the way forward
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Mozambique
Cinema stills: Frantisek Vlacil
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Afghanistan
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Libya
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Lebanon
Politics: Joe Biden = Donald Trump part II
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Venezuela
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Yemen
Rock: A listening companion to my history of rock
History: Timelines of Modern Countries
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Nigeria
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Turkey
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Russia
Politics: Nations in Crisis: Pakistan
Politics: Revised: Did covid-19 come out of a lab?
Art: Paula Rego
Interviewed: Interviewed by Abe Zbornik on dystopia of cloud computing, quantum computing, AI, China, etc
Art: Updated: A History of Videogames (also Download in pdf format) - thank you Enrico and Bob for suggestions and corrections!
Cinema stills: Fritz Lang
Literature : Best novels of the 21st century
Cinema stills: Johnnie To
Events: Conversations with Janine Randerson (Auckland University of Technology) on "Weather as a Medium"; and Jennie Lavine (Emory Univ) on "Will covid become endemic?"
Cinema stills: Raul Ruiz
Jazz: A volunteer has compiled Spotify track lists for each chapter of my History of Jazz
Cinema stills: Takashi Miike
Cinema stills: Karwai Wong
Literature : Best novels of all times in chronological order
Cinema stills: Aleksei German
Events: Dialogues with Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley), Anastasia Raina (Rhode Island School of Design) and Christian Kohler (Lawrence Berkeley Labs)
Panel : "The Algorithmic Society" with Irina Raicu, Michal Kosinski, Simina Mistreanu
Cinema stills: Josef Sternberg
My talks: Interviewed about the Leonardo Art Science Evening Rendezvous program
Art: Updated: A History of Videogames (also Download in pdf format) - thank you Enrico for suggestions and corrections!
Dialogues : Maryam Razi (live from Iran), Mike Parker Pearson (UC London/ Archeology), Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley/ Literature), Anastasia Raina (Rhode Island School of Design), Christian Kohler (Lawrence Berkeley Labs), Monica Smith (UC Los Angeles/ Anthropology), Sophia Moskalenko (National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism), Brian Knutson (Stanford/ Neuroscience), etc
Music : Updated the overall index of rock, jazz, avantgarde: 9,135 musicians
Literature : Best poetry of all times
Politics: Updated: The Trump Presidency in Pictures
Music : New album reviews: Government, RAIC, White Suns, Run The Jewels, etc
History : Revised all the national timelines
2020 lists : The year 2020 in review: deaths, heroes, books, albums, films
Cinema : Best films of all time
Director : Best directors of all time
Politics: For an Anthropological Study of Trump and FoxNews (revised and expanded)
Politics: The Further Adventures of the Face Mask
Cinema stills: Rainer Fassbinder
Politics: Change the US constitution
Politics: Only Black Lives Matter?
Music : Classical composers born after 1949
Politics: Decapitate Columbus? Decapitate yourself!
Cinema : Ratings for the films of the 1970s
Politics: Reparations? Maybe a good idea, but not what you think
Cinema stills: John Woo
Politics: The USA is playing with fire: The Rise of US Fascism
Cinema stills: Brian DePalma
Politics: East Asia's National (In)Security
Cinema : Ratings for the films of the 1980s
Politics: The Great Decoupling: How Western Europe and the Far East could decouple from the USA
Art: Banksy
Politics: Top issues of the USA
Cinema stills: Robert Zemeckis
Politics: Facts about China that may surprise you
Events: Dialogues with Piroska Kopar (Univ of Washington) and Milana Trounce (Stanford)
Politics: Corruption, Incompetence, Racism, Treason and Madness in the White House
Politics: If Trump is reelected, you will die
Art: Keiichi Tanaami
Politics: Who will win the US elections?
Events: Dialogue with Margot Gerritsen on Computational Mathematics
Book review: Bjorn Lomborg's "False Alarm"
Events: Videos of my LAST dialogues
History: Reorganized the tens of thousands of slides of my class on "History of Knowledge"
Event: Brain-inspited AI and Ethics of AI (with a Chinese AI scientist, live from Beijing)
Politics: Endless: i re-re-re-updated the Trump-Russia collusion dossier with the latest revelations (scroll down to September 2020)
Event: "Revolution (in politics, art and science)" with historian Steve Harris, art historian Dawna Schuld and physicist Saul Perlmutter
Art: Oleg Shupliak
Book review: Karen Dawisha's "Putin's Kleptocracy" (2014)
Rock: Lots of album reviews
Science: Updated: a timeline of Covid-19
Politics: Updated: The Clown & the Virus - A Timeline of Trump & Covid-19
Event: Stanford epidemiologist Julie Parsonnet in conversation with Piero Scaruffi on Covid-19
New book: Chinese edition of "Intelligence is not Artificial"
Cinema stills: Satoshi Kon
Event: UC Berkeley neuroscientist Bruno Olshausen on "Visual Perception and the Brain"
Event: UC Irvine biologist Luis Villarreal on "A virus-first Theory of Life"
Cinema : Revised the lists of the 1990s
Interview: Deep Learning vs Deep Thinking
Cinema stills: Coen Brothers
Art: Piero's art: "Our Warped Universe - The Magic Pot" (2020)
Cinema stills: Mathieu Kassovitz
Event: June 23-25: "Rethinking Online Art"
Event: June 15: A conversation with Andra Keay of Silicon Valley Robotics on "Robots & Covid-19"
Event: June 10: A conversation with Mark Jacobson of Stanford Univ. on "Renewable Energy"
Event: June 8: A conversation with Catherine Blish of Stanford Univ. on "Covid 19"
Art: Christo
Science: Updated the Covid-19 page: vaccines, cures, etc
Science: Updated: a timeline of Covid-19
Interviewed from outer space on AI, philosophy, art, creativity, Silicon Valley, May 2020
Politics: Was covid-19 made in China?
Cinema stills: Brian DePalma
Interview: Qbay interview on AI, bioscience, art & science, post-pandemic thinking
Science: One Virus or Two?
Cinema: A bot to search my cinema ratings
Politics: Updated: The Clown & the Virus - A Timeline of Trump & Covid-19
Events: A reminder that i post a calendar of interesting Bay Area events and now those events are online so you don't need to be physically here
Book review: Victor Hanson's "The Case for Trump" (2019)
Cinema stills: Tran Anh Hung
Politics: Trump's Virus
Politics: Sinophobia & Covid-19
Politics: Was covid-19 made in the USA?
Politics: Sinophobia & Covid-19 in US Media
Politics: REVISED & IMPROVED Covid-19: How it may change the World
Politics: The Clown & the Virus - Part 2
Politics: The Bizarre Adventures of the Face Mask
Cinema stills: Chan-wook Park
Science: My A.I. talk in Honolulu, Jan 2020
Music: From Wonky to Future Bass
Cinema stills: Hsiao-hsien Hou
Rock: Reviews: Sadaf, Lingua Ignota, Chelsea Wolfe, 75 Dollar Bill, Deerhunter, Deafheaven, Panda Bear, Animal Collective, Jim O'Rourke, Swans, Bent Knee, Portal, Soap And Skin, Sutekh Hexen, Holly Herndon, etc
Politics: Trump's Foreign Policy in a Nutshell - Part 3
Politics: Trump's Foreign Policy in a Nutshell - Part 2
Rock: Best live albums
Politics: Man of the Decade: Vladimir Putin
Rock: Tim Buckley
Rock: Reviews of rock music
Rock: Vintage photos of Cpt Beefheart
Rock: The greatest guitar solos of rock music
Poetry: Melvin Tolson's 100-page poem "Harlem Gallery"
Politics: The Fascist Coup in the USA
Philosophy: Nature Never Repeats Itself
Politics: You can't prove Trump guilty anymore
Poetry: Jean Garrigue's 11-page poem "Pays Perdu"
Politics: Armed and Dangerous
Divorce if you want to rule a major country
Art: Mark Ryden
Philosophy: Speaking Gave us a Symbolic Mind
Politics: Trump's Foreign Policy in a Nutshell
Art: Robert Williams
Philosophy: The Symbolic Life
Art: Alexa Meade
Philosophy: We Believe in Gods because otherwise we wouldn't be
Science: Updated the timeline of A.I. to 2019 (You can also download it in pdf format)
Music: Reviews of rock albums
Music: A History of Chillwave and Vaporwave
Why I am Opposed to Impeaching Trump
Bombing Saudi Arabia: an Act of War or a Moral Duty?
Politics: Time to Recognize a Kurdish State
Politics: Doom and Gloom in Hong Kong
Music: History of Trap Music
Music: History of Reggaeton
Jazz: Ratings for Peter Evans, Gil Evans, Bill Evans, Kevin Drumm, Dave Douglas, Bill Dixon, Al DiMeola, Jack DeJohnette, Werner Dafeldecker, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Marilyn Crispell, Stanley Cowell, Larry Coryell, Rob Mazurek, Andrea Centazzo, John Butcher, Max Roach, Tina Brooks, etc (just search the website for "Krentz ratings")
Me: Interviewed in Silicon Valley on A.I. (Silicon Valley Podcast)
New book: New edition of the History of Silicon Valley: volume 1 and volume 2
Cognitive Science: Revised/improved the news of 2018
Politics: Europe never misses an opportunity to miss an opportunity
Politics: The Great Trump Recession
Politics: How a Madman with a Low I.Q. Engineered Yet Another Nuclear Crisis
Cinema stills: Joseph Losey
Politics: How to Tax Gullible US Taxpayers
Politics: What is wrong with White Christian Men?
Jazz: Ratings for Mingus, Coltrane, Davis, Coleman, Sanders, Taylor, Sun Ra, Ayler, Cherry, etc (just search the website for "Krentz ratings")
Presentation: Piero Scaruffi on "The Two Cultures in the age of A.I." at Univ of San Francisco (video)
Cinema stills: Blake Edwards
Presentation: "The Humanities in the Age of A.I."
Politics: Where's Europe?
New book: "Peace Technology"
Magazine: LAST magazine - Issue #2
Philosophy: Best Philosophy books of the last century
Cinema stills: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Architecture: Ieoh Ming Pei
Politics: China and USA: The Decoupling
Art: Sculpture of the 21st century
Politics: The Anti-Trump Party is not a Liberal Party
Silicon Valley: Silicon Valley is a generator of virtual clusters
Philosophy: Where are they? They will destroy us
Jazz: Rated all the albums in my jazz lists starting with the 1950s
Art: Photography and Photomontage in the early 20th century
Politics: Calexit: Should California Declare Independence?
Art: Destroyed Monuments
Politics: Brexit's Lesson to the (Young) Voters of the World
Art/science: The L.A.S.T. magazine
Politics: What North Korea really wants
Music: New page on the greatest performers of all times
Politics: Sinophobia: China viewed from the USA and... the USA viewed from China
Music: Some favorite compositions of the last decades
Politics: The Effects of the Trump Trade War on China: Waking up the Giant
A.I.: Added a lot of historical trivia to the chapter " Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (The Birth of Robots) "
Art: Hilma af Klint
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