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Cultural Appropriation Makes the World a Better Place

Cultural Appropriation Makes the World a Better Place

Nathan Friend June 26, 2017 0

Why is Tikka Masala our national dish? Why do the Chinese read Plato’s ‘Republic’ whilst the Greeks read ‘Tso te Ching’ by Lao Tzu? How come India has a parliament? Why do Russians wear

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The Remain Campaign’s plan to bluewash the Last Night of the Proms

The Remain Campaign’s plan to bluewash the Last Night of the Proms

Elena Rider September 9, 2016 0

So the latest bright idea from the remain camp is as follows: crowd fund £1000 to buy thousands of EU flags, distribute them to audiences at the Last Night of the Proms this Saturday

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YouTube Music Streaming Service Rumoured

YouTube Music Streaming Service Rumoured

Rob Nichols December 6, 2013 3

Rumours have been circulating in recent weeks that Google is preparing an official YouTube music streaming service to rival Spotify, and it has the backing of two major music labels already despite having yet

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Freddie Mercury & Gay Rights

Freddie Mercury & Gay Rights

Backbencher November 24, 2013 0

22 years ago today, on what would have been his 67th birthday, Freddie Mercury became the first rock star to die due to complications relating to AIDS The Queen front man is still regarded

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Two Princes: The Spin Doctors share common ground with UK politics

Two Princes: The Spin Doctors share common ground with UK politics

Backbencher July 16, 2013 0

(Photograph courtesy of ITV News) James Evans illustrates parallels between The Spin Doctors hit single and the current state of UK politics. In The Spin Doctors’ 1993 hit single, ‘Two Princes’, two rival ‘princes’

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Newspaper Paywalls: How does News make money online?

Backbencher April 3, 2013 8

Alex MacDonald and Tristan Kitchin,   The Daily Telegraph has added a paywall to its digital content. Readers will be given 20 free articles a month, after that, a fee of £1.99 a month

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Life after the top 10

Backbencher March 27, 2013 0

Jo Rance, There’s no denying that we all secretly blast out a bit of Katy Perry every once in a while; I mean a chirpy pop song never hurt anybody. However when do we

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‘Searching For Sugarman’: A Rock Star’s Fairytale

‘Searching For Sugarman’: A Rock Star’s Fairytale

Backbencher November 29, 2012 3

How is it possible that a musician whose talent is claimed to have rivalled Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones in the 70’s be a commercial flop and barely sell a single record? The

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Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool but not cool

Alt-J’s ‘An Awesome Wave’ is cool but not cool

Backbencher November 9, 2012 3

Alt-J are achingly en pointe with their brand of oddball geek chic. They’re ‘cool but not cool’, which obviously makes them EVEN COOLER. Named after the Mac keyboard shortcut to make a triangle (ooohhh!),

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Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Joanne Shaw Taylor Rocks Out To The Blues

Backbencher October 19, 2012 1

Tread lightly before dismissing the blues as crusty old timer territory. With the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Oli Brown and Chantel McGregor making waves in the last year or so, it’s become increasingly

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