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Freedom Today #11 — 15th October 2016 — Culture

The loss of written language, the worth of paper notes, the politics of all art, and — of course — the new Star Wars trailer.

Off to the Library, brb.

Reading Books is correlated with lots of health and happiness benefits. Rachel Hallett for the World Economic Forum.

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Lost for Words

The rise of online video threatens reading and writing skills. That’s a threat to democracy and discourse worldwide, where emotion trumps opinion. Iranian blogger Hossein Derakshan on Medium.

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Dig out that Pen

A pen, paper and some good thought still have their rightful place in communication. Emily Brady for Several People are Typing, the Slack corporate Blog.

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Putting the Art in Partisan

All art is — at its core — political. Always has, always will. Emma Greguska for ASU Now.

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Dylan On Dylanism

Recent Nobel Prize winner Bob Dylan spoke about his unique views in this Interview last year. Robert Love for AARP The Magazine,

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Blocking the Memory Hole

For the first time, the International Criminal Court has convicted someone for destroying historical cultural sites. Kevin Knodell for War is Boring.

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Searching Big Foot

“Cultural Libertarianism” is a thing. Until you take a closer look. Elizabeth Nolan Brown for Reason.

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High Brow Basslines

How the Berlin nightclub Berghain gained the same tax status as an opera house. J.W. for The Economist.

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Death Star

The second trailer for Rogue One is out. And it’s great.

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