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A New Aesthetic

Aesthetics in Art
Visual art has seen a succession of movements, schools and philosophies: modernism, postmodernism and … now what? Art critic Robin Laurence explores how emerging artists are defining the new aesthetic.

Pornocalypse Now
Douglas Haddow talks to adult video star Sasha Grey about how a pornography-drenched world is taking a toll on masculinity.

Loan Me $200
As the Western economic system disintegrates, microlending is emerging as an enlightened form of capitalism.

Take Back the CBC
A new law in France is phasing advertising out of prime time TV, suggesting that the new global TV aesthetic will be commercial-free.

Wabi Sabi
The inhabitants of the Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an example by aiming to banish all waste by 2020.

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