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Category: culture

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gender, methods, research

Did the LGBTQ population just double?

When researching orientations, lives matter more than labels Rob Callender writes: For years, most research studies have inferred that lesbians, gays and bisexuals make up about 5% of the total… Read More »

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books, culture, history, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #5

Christine Hloros on Station Eleven It’s easy to be skeptical of yet another post-apocalyptic tale… but this story, by Emily St.John Mandel, does not involve zombies, vampires or aliens. And… Read More »

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culture, holiday collection, performance

2014 Holiday Collection #4

David Walter on Beckett Beckett’s Happy Days destroyed me when I saw it in London. Winnie is being buried alive in a drift of sand. She’s a terminally optimistic woman,… Read More »

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culture, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #2

Wanda Eifenbaum on Wild Tales The must-see film of the year in Argentina was Wild Tales. It’s been a long time since an Argentinian film had such success: it broke… Read More »

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books, consumers, culture, holiday collection

2014 Holiday Collection #1

To mark the end of the year – as is now traditional on the blog – we asked people across The Futures Company, and former colleagues, to share something they’d… Read More »

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art, culture, holiday collection

2013 holiday collection #1

To mark the end of the year – as is now traditional on the blog – we asked people across The Futures Company, and former colleagues, to share something they’d… Read More »

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advertising, cartoons, culture, design, digital

Why images are worth more words than ever (Part 5)

The final instalment of ‘Why images are worth more words than ever’, written by Jeff Yang and drawn by Richard Meyer. Part 1 is here, Part 2 here, Part 3… Read More »

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advertising, cartoons, culture, design, digital

Why words are worth more images than ever (Part 4)

The fourth instalment of our strip cartoon, written by Jeff Yang and drawn by Richard Meyer. Part 1 is here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here. Click on the image… Read More »

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advertising, culture, design, digital

Why images are worth more words than ever (Part 3)

Part 3 of our cartoon strip, written by Jeff Yang and drawn by Richard Meyer. Part 1 is here, and Part 2 is here. Click om the image to expand.