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We must stand up for LGBT+ rights in Northern Ireland

It has been over a year since legislation was introduced in Scotland to allow same-sex couples to marry. In England and Wales it has been nearly two. In Northern Ireland…

Young Fathers – White Men Are Black Men Too

Young Fathers is a Scottish group of Liberian, Scottish, and Nigerian descent. Their fathers were brothers, and the bandmates are brothers. ‘G’ Hastings provides the beats. He culls his breaks…

Champs @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

Walking past the venue­­ before the show one of the support acts says to get in early to catch them, we do, and they are awful. With the singer interrupting…

The Stranglers @ O2 Academy Glasgow

A packed venue showed that nostalgia for the ’70s was still strong in the air. Looking out over the sea of bald heads and leather jackets, it quickly became apparent…

Oklahoma! does justice to musical theatre

A misguided presumption held by many infers that musical theatre exists to provide audiences with a superficial high by creating overly saccharine worlds that artfully skim over life’s moral complexities.…

Goldsmiths’ diversity officer should be defended

Reverse racism does not exist. For that matter, neither do reverse sexism or “misandry”. This will continue to be the case until the existing hegemonies of society shift so that…

New York City FC epitomise the growing role of football in US

The MLS season is finally underway, and with it comes the emergence of a new team in the Big Apple – New York City Football Club. Unlike many other clubs…

Clubs risk pricing fans out of the game despite new TV deal

Long ago, it was said by someone now destined to silently suffer the inequity of anonymity that although there are many things in life that can be changed, the two…