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A New Aesthetic

May/June 2009

Aesthetics in Art

Visual art has seen a succession of movements, schools and philosophies: modernism, postmodernism and … now what? Art critic Robin Laurence explores how emerging artists are defining the new aesthetic.

Pornocalypse Now

Douglas Haddow talks to adult video star Sasha Grey about how a pornography-drenched world is taking a toll on masculinity.

Loan Me $200

As the Western economic system disintegrates, microlending is emerging as an enlightened form of capitalism.

Take Back the CBC

A new law in France is phasing advertising out of prime time TV, suggesting that the new global TV aesthetic will be commercial-free.

Wabi Sabi

The inhabitants of the Japanese town of Kamikatsu set an example by aiming to banish all waste by 2020.