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Featured during this issue:
artistic Director: Pedro Inoue
Micah White on a possible way forward for activism
Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen at the hazards of bipolar medications
Manfred Max-Neef on barefoot economics
David Orrell questions the mythology at the back of neoclassical economics
We ask “What is normal?”
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The face of leisure has replaced considerably during the last decade—and dangerously so. Stars like Britney, Paris, Lindsay, Amy Winehouse—and their media enablers—have altered what we reflect on "normal" habit. based on dependancy expert Dr. Drew Pinsky and company and leisure professional Dr. S. Mark younger, a excessive share of celebrities be afflicted by qualities linked to scientific narcissism—vanity, exhibitionism, entitlement, exploitativeness—and the remainder of us, particularly kids, are mirroring what we witness nightly on our television and computing device monitors.
A provocative, eye-opening learn, The replicate impression sounds a well timed caution, elevating very important questions about our altering culture—and presents insights for fogeys, teens, and somebody who wonders what the cult of star is absolutely doing to America.
From the bestselling writer of lady in Translation, a unique a couple of younger girl torn among her family members tasks in Chinatown and her break out into the area of ballroom dancing.
Twenty-two-year-old Charlie Wong grew up in New York's Chinatown, the older daughter of a Beijing ballerina and a noodle maker. notwithstanding an ABC (America-born Chinese), Charlie's whole international has been constrained to this small zone. Now grown, she lives within the comparable tiny house along with her widower father and her eleven-year-old sister, and works—miserably—as a dishwasher.
But whilst she lands a task as a receptionist at a ballroom dance studio, Charlie profits entry to a global she hardly ever knew existed, and every thing she as soon as took to make certain turns the other way up. progressively, on the dance studio, awkward Charlie's typical skills start to emerge. With them, her point of view, expectancies, and feel of self are transformed—something she needs to take nice pains to conceal from her father and his suspicion of all issues Western. As Charlie blossoms, although, her sister turns into chronically ailing. As Pa insists on treating his unwell baby solely with japanese practices to no avail, Charlie is pressured to aim to reconcile her selves and her worlds—Eastern and Western, outdated international and new—to rescue her little sister with no sacrificing her newfound self assurance and identification.
This e-book reinterprets the increase of consumerism when it comes to interplay among Europe and China 1400-1800. particularly, it examines the highbrow foundations of consumerism in foodstuff, costume, shield, utilities, details and symbolism. It highlights consumerism as an expression of either rationality and freedom and shows the positive function it has performed within the formation of the fashionable international.
- China in World History (The New Oxford World History)
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- Culture and Customs of Korea (Culture and Customs of Asia)
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I didn’t think, Those are great souls, but I did think, Those are some great personalities for our age. Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein — they did things, but they were things. I know that personality is just an invention of the news media. I know that character exists from the outside alone. I know that inside the body there’s just temperature. So how do you build your soul? At a certain point, I know, you have to forget about your soul and just do the work you’re required to do. To go on and on about your soul is to miss the whole point of life.
A halo of light emanates from a street lamp across the road; a fuzzy, translucent white crystal against the dark sky, sort of like descriptions of the artist Robert Irwin’s luminescent disks, which people once went rapturous about, calling them moon-silver, incandescent, ethereal, dropped from heaven. SHEILA How can these artists we read about — who have been married five or six times — how can they have enough time for all that life, and also make art? MARGAUX And have a heroin addiction? SHEILA Either there’s something I’m not understanding or that was another point in history.
The city’s most visible social problem, its homeless population (counted in 2009 at around 6,514 people, nearly 1 percent of the total population), testifies to this colossal civic failure. The recent financial collapse only modestly lowered housing prices, while increasing unemployment and further devastating the city’s capacity to help its needy. It doesn’t help that the current mayor, Gavin Newsom, an impossibly handsome man with greased-back hair who represents the city’s wealthier small businesses, has fought against more affordable housing initiatives than any mayor in the city’s history.
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