Category "Culture"

Hillsborough, justice and the state

Hillsborough, justice and the state

Just over three years after the Hillsborough Disaster the reigning champions met in the cup semi-final against a smaller team in a stadium which was disastrously unfit for the crowds expected on the day. The teams on this occasion were [...]

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Doctor Who gets political

Doctor Who gets political

I have been a fan of Doctor Who since the first episode, throughout that time I do not recall a  more obvious political allegory than the recent 'Zygon Invasion/Zygon Inversion' two-parter. The story (fans can skip two paragraphs) begins with the [...]

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Review: The Last Poets

Review: The Last Poets

The Last Poets – Band on the Wall 21/07/15 The Last Poets have long been regarded as the forefathers of Hip Hop. After forming on Malcolm X’s birthday in 1968, they became the credible soundtrack to the burgeoning Black Power movement [...]

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Haunted by Andrei Zhdanov

Haunted by Andrei Zhdanov

A month ago Western Australian Opera opted to withdraw performances of Carmen at the Opera House in Sydney because they feared that the setting of Georges Bizet’s opera in a cigarette factory might clash with the opera company’s sponsorship by [...]

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