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Former United States Secretary of Labour speaks to Edinburgh Political Union after Trump victory

The former United States Secretary of Labour, Robert Reich, conducted a teleconference on American inequality with the Edinburgh Political Union on Monday. Reich served under the Ford and Carter administrations and was Secretary of Labour between 1993 and 1997 under President Bill Clinton. He has since served as a political commentator, an author and, currently, […]

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Politically Charged: An Oscars Story

The 88th Academy Awards ceremony, which took place on Sunday night in Los Angeles, was filled with surprising winners and some not-so-surprising political controversies and commentary. Everyone who got up on stage, whether presenter or winner, seemed to have something to say about one issue or another; even Sacha Baron Cohen’s racially ambiguous character, Ali […]

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OSCARS 2015: A Night of the Unexpected

Despite the award winners being relatively predictable, this year’s Oscars, which took place last Sunday night in Los Angeles, was full of surprises. Some of these surprises included political speeches made by the likes of Patricia Arquette, Common, and John Legend, while others featured the performances of Lady Gaga and of the Oscar-winning song “Glory” […]

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Cirque Berserk

The UK’s newest circus, Cirque Berserk, is filled to the brim with potential but has fallen victim to many avoidable shortcomings. Despite attracting large crowds in London, Edinburgh’s rather spacious Playhouse Theatre was hardly filled to capacity. The first of the show’s many acts comprised eight or so men, all dressed in raggedy clothes, jumping […]