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Divide – Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran looks set to break all sorts of records with Divide. After shifting 232,000 copies on its first day, the Grammy award-winning singer-songwriter’s third album has already gone double platinum and clinched both the number one album and singles title in the UK. But such mind-boggling success aside; is Divide any good? The album’s […]

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Danny Brown – Atrocity Exhibition

Danny Brown, most known for his hyperactive flow, vicious bars and, well, crackhead aesthetic, has with Atrocity Exhibition released a sonically versatile record that perfectly complements his inimitable style. His first album XXX was a breakout classic; Old was the critically acclaimed but safer follow-up; Atrocity Exhibition is a concerted effort for Danny to disassociate […]

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Movement for increased democracy will suffer in wake of riots

If the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests for universal suffrage in Hong Kong were the breakout original, then this past week’s #FishballRevolution in Mong Kok can be considered the uglier, grittier sequel. A dispute over illegal street food hawker stands during Lunar New Year festivities escalated to full blown riots in the early hours of Tuesday […]

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Dapper Laughs is a reminder of the need for nuance in comedy

From blowies to shagging to boobies to humping to pulling to banging, the brand of humour peddled by ‘comedian’ and misogynist man-baby Dapper Laughs encapsulates the full gamut of human experience. In the week in which he has been given his very own agony uncle column in the Daily Star, it seems appropriate to review […]

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Closure of British steelworks transcends economic implications

In The Full Monty, Gerald barks “Oi, it says no smoking in here!” barks Gerald . “Yeah,” retorts Gazzer, “and it says ‘Job Club’ up there, and when was the last time you saw one of them walk in?” The 1997 classic, where six ex-steelworkers resort to stripping after Sheffield’s deindustrialisation, is relevant once again, […]

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British view of American gun culture is problematic

Following the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon that claimed nine lives this past week, America has again been forced to confront its apparent addiction to guns. As liberals call for greater firearm regulation, conservatives decry their views as an attack on the constitution and their inalienable second amendment rights. Here in Britain, […]