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Sam Simon, 1955-2015

“Television! Teacher! Mother! Secret Lover!” Clutching a portable TV set in the snow, during a masterful parody of  The Shining, television is all that can prevent Homer from murdering his family. I can relate. Growing up too fat for sports and too suburban for diversions, I spent my childhood watching America’s most dysfunctional family: The […]

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Bloods and Crips themed club night smacks of white privilege

The refusal by promoter Simon Bays to apologise for, or even acknowledge, the arrogant white privilege masquerading as irony in the ‘Bloods versus Crips’ theme is truly astounding. Bays’ disdainful and unrepentant negation of the offense caused by the proposed club night highlights just how far removed his experiences are from those of individuals tokenised […]

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The gap-toothed prodigal son makes his return

Jamie T
Carry On the Grudge

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Leaked images shame female sexuality

Unless you’ve spent the last week in a nuclear bunker, you will be aware that several celebrities have had sensitive and private images stolen and leaked online. Despite the fact that Snapchat clearly only ever added a black and white filter to help us all take more flattering nudes, people have reacted with cataclysmic shock […]