REVOLUTION

We talked a lot about “revolutions” in plenty of contexts: the scientific revolution, Darwinian evolution, Big Data, Haitian Revolution, Political cartoons, etc.. Maybe except for Khalid Albaih, no other presenter had any personal experience with what I consider a real political “revolution” except for Professor Perez.

Youth & Revolution

Beasts Of No Nation

When civil war tears his family apart, a young West African boy is forced to join a unit of mercenary fighters and transform into a child soldier.

Adam Cook

Rising director Cary Fukunaga has quite the versatile resume: True Detective, It, and most recently Maniac -- but his most critically acclaimed work is this harrowing drama about child soldiers in Africa. Idris Elba gives a powerhouse performance as a ruthless war lord of a rebel army that recruits and trains children. Unflinchingly looking at a brutal reality, Beasts of No Nation is an important and ambitious achievement.

Sexual Revolution

Several other periods in Western culture have been called the "first sexual revolution", to which the 1960s revolution would be the second (or later). The term "sexual revolution" itself has been used since at least the late 1920s.