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In this ‘Destinations’ issue, our writers consider the likely effect of technological developments, from alternative energy to high-speed rail, as well as the potentially transformative economic impact of aid to developing countries, coffee and switch-coding. We examine the dynamic nature of politics, from the long-term consequences of the French Revolution to ways in which the controversy over Confederate monuments in the American South reflects conflicting cultural attitudes; as novelist William Faulkner noted, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Furthermore, our writers discuss the likely direction of contentious contemporary issues from gender to race, political correctness to the “Incel movement”.
Socio-political change is mirrored by developments in art, whether the transformative shift in literary representation from realism to post-modernism or the revolutionary effect of sound-art in twentieth century music, directions explored in this issue of the magazine. We examine the artistic journey of Caravaggio through two radically different paintings of the Supper at Emmaus and marvel at the unexpected after-life of the “so-bad-it’s-good” film, ‘The Room’.
You can read an online version of our previous issues of the printed magazine on the themes of Destinations (December 2018), Dreams and Reality (July 2018), Truth (December 2017), Exploration (July 2017), Heroes and Villains (December 2016),'Alien' (July 2016), Inspiration (December 2015), Human Rights (Summer 2015), Change (Winter 2014), 'Lost and Found' (Summer 2014), 'Belief' (Winter 2013), 'Fight Club' (Summer 2013) and 'Icon' (Winter 2012).
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