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Roots remake: seminal slavery narration still resonates in revamped miniseries

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th July 2017

Kunta Kinte and his familys struggle to survive is made in a sleeker, visually gripping container without diluting the historic remnants that abide in America Theres not much of a happy ending for the characters in Roots, the remake of the seminal TV miniseries that premieres on the History channel on Monday. Each of the […]

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Lost municipalities# 4: Pompeii was preserved by tragedy. Now it risks ruin all over again

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th July 2017

The volcanic eruption that destroyed the Roman city too froze it in time but now, 2,000 years later, it is alive with people who threaten its existence all over again Perched high in the gods of the great theatre, you get a good scene of the curves of sightseers. They enroll from left and privilege, […]

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Five of best available climate-change fictions

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th July 2017

From the dystopias of Cormac McCarthy and Margaret Atwood to a biopunk thriller and a teen humor these are some of best available legends of ecological peril The Road by Cormac McCarthy Theres a brief including references to nuclear onrush a abrupt shear of sun and then a series of low concussions but the slow […]

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Museum of Tomorrow: a seducing invited to suspect a sustainable nature

Published in Odd and Fun on 26th July 2017

Rio de Janeiros brand-new museum, focusing on sentiments rather than objects, ecology more than engineering, is a little trippy, a bit hippy, very deserving but rarely dull Jutting diagonally into the sky from the old port of Rio de Janeiro is an other-wordly edifice that looks just like a cross between a solar-powered fossil and […]

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The Walking Dead: season seven, episode two- The Well

Published in Odd and Fun on 25th July 2017

After last weeks just watchable episode, this more contemplative one was a consecrated comfort and it had a beast. Who doesnt desire a CGI tiger? Those of you unfamiliar with the Old Testament will most likely know the teachings of Ezekiel from Pulp Fiction. There, Samuel L Jackson solemnly intones that oracles statements before clipping […]

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23 manatees experiencing their thinks about being removed from the endangered species index.

Published in Odd and Fun on 24th July 2017

Thanks to years of sustained population growth stimulated by management efforts from locals, environmentalists, and lawmakers, Florida manatees are no longer officially peril. Manatees are known for their color, drastic, easy-to-read facial expressions. Just look at how plainly glad this one is 😛 TAGEND Needless to say, their reaction to the news was characteristically expressive. […]

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Style, affection and psychosis: can writing help us be dealing with mental illness?

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

In hospital in 1972, Paula Keogh fell in love with the poet Michael Dransfield. In her brand-new memoir she captures the expression of her disease and the man she loved Paula Keogh never intended to write about her relationship with Michael Dransfield, one of its most important and colourful poets in Australian literature. I was […]

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13 dogs with errands are further proof that humans owe a lot to this exceptional species.

Published in Odd and Fun on 22nd July 2017

We all know dogs are( hu) man’s best friend. Our domesticateds keep us company, take us on escapades, and learn us about unconditional passion. In comeback, we give them meat and shelter and train them to do silly things. This mutt does a mean “roll over.” But service and toiling hounds take the relations between […]

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Lost in space: the Rogue One Disney didn’t want us to see

Published in Odd and Fun on 19th July 2017

Rogue Ones differing trailers dedicate some opinion of how the Star Wars spinoff might have turned out before the widely reported reshoots Misleading trailers are nothing new. Back in 1991, a teaser for David Finchers Alien 3 sharpened love lusts by suggesting that the slasher-in-space threequel would take place on Earth. It didnt. Then theres […]

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American Worlds: photographing the deaths among the American nightmare

Published in Odd and Fun on 18th July 2017

Time magazine photographer Joakim Eskildsen was commissioned to document life below the poverty line. What he detected was shocking People are disillusioned with the fact that it is so difficult to get by today. They said there is no American dreaming any more. This, “theyre saying”, was the American quality. This was what the Danish-born […]

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