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How does criticism affect popular culture? | A.O. Scott | Big Think

Popularity is a great question; it’s just an intriguing question. I think especially now in the kind of consumer capitalist culture where taste and sometimes quality is being measured in dollars and in numbers and in ratings and box office and all of that. And sometimes popularity is just taken to be sufficient kind of…

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Sustainable community development: from what’s wrong to what’s strong | Cormac Russell | TEDxExeter

Translator: Monica Ronchi Reviewer: Saskia Clauss Thank you. The question: “can I help you?” is a question that millions of people ask millions of other people every single day. What does it actually mean to help another human being? Or indeed to help an entire community. I believe that helping is a powerful and often…

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Social Development: Crash Course Sociology #13

Have you ever met a friend’s parents and realized that your friend was basically a mini-me of their mom? Not just because they both have brown hair or a pointy nose. It’s how they talk, the way they both like making silly puns, their attitudes and beliefs. Now the question is: How much of that…

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