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Limi girl - part 3

Jacinta: So it’s been a while, but let’s return to that fascinating movie about identity, ambition, entrapment and dislocation, Limi Girl.

Canto: After this poignant moment when Xiumei and Heigo recognise the difficulty of living independently, of controlling the forces around them, Heigo announces his arranged marriage to Shugio – ‘but it’s… 1,503 more words

Society

Intellectual Intolerance In an Ancient Democracy

Protagoras, from Diogenes Laertius, 9.51

“ was also the first to say that there are two arguments in opposition to each other concerning every matter. He argued with these and was the first to do this. 137 more words

The Nazis weren't so bad?! A SHOCKING book review downplays Nazi crimes

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

“Was cultural life in Nazi Germany as undimensional and controlled as we have been thought to believe,” asks the sub-head of a review by Oded Heilbronner in  1,818 more words

'Burning Bright' a Fahrenheit 451 Review

It has genuinely always amused me that the whole conception of Fahrenheit 451 originated from an incident in which Ray Bradbury was being a smartass. 1,238 more words

Books

What the List of Most Banned Books Says About Our Society’s Fears

Source: Time.com
Sarah Begley
September 25, 2016

Censors are increasingly focusing on books that represent diverse points of view

For as long as humans have printed books, censors have argued over their content and tried to limit some books’ distribution. 1,066 more words

News

Banned Books Week - Pt. 2: The Problem.

After kicking off Banned Books Week with yesterday’s introduction post on how and where books are being banned, I want to continue this series today by highlighting why banning books is such a problematic issue. 1,148 more words

Book Talk