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Saturday, 29th October 2016 — Culture

FTN Daily #23 — Building a Metro — Before The Smiths were The Smiths — Venice’s double threat — And more


Once Upon A Time before The Smiths

Tales of ancient times. With something to listen to. Sarah Walters for Manchester Evening News.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


Bending Wire Interestingly

A music video featuring the production of various kinds of springs. Strangely mesmerizing.


Mini Metro

Planning a subway network is not a game. Except it is with Mini Metro, where you face the challenges of an urban planner. John Voorhees for MacStories.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


Maybe one Thing Obama is good at?

He messed up the Middle East. But hey, he’s got rap moments. Kenneth Bachor for Time.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


Is it Wrestling? Is it Rugby? No, it’s Kabaddi!

This original sport from India is gaining fans worldwide. A.A.K. for The Economist.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


From Above and Below

Venice’s substance is threatened by water. Its spirit is threatened by tourism. Simon Worrall for National Geographic.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


Freedom Among Zombies

The series Z Nation explores the dichotomy between freedom and security. Travis Langley for Psychology Today.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


Boldly Go (Without Leaving Your Couch)

A new virtual reality platform from Time shows a Mt Everest climb and the Mars surface. Brianne Tracy and Mariah Haas for People.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on/music-nightlife-news/lost-smiths-demo-released-vinyl-12059974


Total Recall — Reversed

Just watch. These eight minutes are worth it. Trust us.


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