Link List #149: Nuclear families, Bong Joon-ho, and the Greek craftsmen keeping the tradition of marble carving alive

This week we’ve been reading about why we should consider changing our family structures, the Oscar-winning director criticizing the Korean class system, and the photographer capturing daily life in the Kham region of Tibet.

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  • While the ‘strong female lead’ archetype in movies may seem like an empowering alternative to objectification and victimization, in this opinion article in The New York Times, filmmaker Brit Marling explains why the trope leaves a lot to be desired.
  • In light of the recently announced five-year rent freeze in Berlin, Bloomberg explores why the German capital has such an inherent hatred for landlords.
  • It’s Nice That showcases the work of photographer Rinchen Ato, who has been documenting the characters and customs of Tibet’s Kham region for 20 years.
  • In The Atlantic, writer David Brooks questions the concept of the nuclear family, proposing alternative ways for humans to live together.
  • “Korea seems glamorous, but the young are in despair,” says Bong Joon-ho. The Guardian speaks to the Oscar-winning director in this in-depth interview.
  • Marble has been used for years to create some of the world’s most iconic statues. In this article, WePresent visits a group of craftsmen in the Greek village of Pyros who are aiming to keep the ancient traditions of carving the symbolic stone alive.

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