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Interpol share new single ‘Fine Mess’

Interpol enjoy a reputation as a difficult band to nail down. They are undoubtedly one of the most influential American rock bands since the turn of the century, yet they don’t have the commercial success of contemporaries The Killers, Kings of Leon or The Strokes. One can certainly imagine them getting second billing at Glastonbury, […]

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BBC Icons- A Well-intentioned if Flimsy Testament to the Human Spirit

One person can make all the difference. This is the message that the BBC’s Icons series makes clear time and time again. The aim of the programme is to present the most significant figures of the 20th Century by field (leaders, artists, scientists) and then subsequent public votes are made to determine who the country […]

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Bandersnatch Feature: Is Bandersnatch the future of television? You bet it is

Sugar Puffs or Frosties? As many a millennial has found out over the Christmas period, making the seemingly trivial choice between two brands of cereal can feel like a far more profound and existential undertaking. ‘Bandersnatch,’ the latest episode of Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror series, is for ardent fans the most ambitious piece of television […]

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Would a second referendum on Brexit turn a divided country into a riotous one?

If your Twitter timeline is like mine, you’ll understand how easy it is to get swamped into the day-to-day soap opera in Westminster: the name-calling, the blame games, the Punch & Judy politics, which would be a laugh if it wasn’t all so real. Sometimes one needs to zoom out and think of the long-term […]