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Fake news: how much of a threat is it really?

Ever since the term ‘fake news’ first came into public attention in 2016, it’s been lurking in the political background. And with little surprise: it was only last month that the alt-right website ‘DataBattle’ had all its videos stripped from YouTube, as well as being banned from both Facebook and Instagram. The reason, according to […]

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Culture Literature

‘An anti-idealist view of reality’: Object-Oriented Ontology by Graham Harman

Recently, a whole new generation of Pelican books has been published, and among them stands Graham Harman’s Object-Orientated Ontology, abbreviated to OOO. Unless one is intimately invested in philosophy, such a title conveys very little, but OOO is a burgeoning new field in philosophy that takes an anti-idealist view of reality, and values aesthetics as […]

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Culture Literature

The Spirit of Science Fiction

The Spirit of Science Fiction is the latest in a string of posthumous publications by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. Written in 1984, this novella would have been one of the first that Bolaño had written, but it never made it to print in his lifetime. This is quite a surprise given that it is […]

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Aberdeen jazz quintet Hamlet impress with their debut, Act One

Hamlet are a relatively young band, formed in the spring of 2017. They started off life by playing contemporary works and jazz standards but have now moved on to create their own original album, Act One. It is a debut album that is daring and experimental, not afraid to mix in a variety of styles, […]