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Who gets the royalties if an artist is dead?

Royalties are paid to artists when their music deemed their intellectual property is played on radio, television at concerts, bars or even through streaming sites such as Spotify and Apple…

1989 (Taylor’s Version): Should it have been kept in the vaults?

October 27th, 2023 marked the re-recorded release of Taylor Swift’s beloved album 1989 (Taylor’s Version.) “It’s been waiting for you.” The lyrics to Taylor Swift’s opening track ‘Welcome to New…

Review: ‘Qu’est ce que’ Stop Making Sense?

(Jonathan Demme, 1984; newly remastered and re-released) Qu’est-ce-que c’est? ‘Stop Making Sense’, the most celebrated concert film ever, is returning to the silver screen with a brand new master and…

Fringe 2023: The Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show

The Cambridge Footlights are back and, despite some rough sketches, demonstrate beyond a doubt why they are some of the hottest comedy talents on the circuit. A performance with its…

Review: Group Portrait in a Summer Landscape

Set in the midst of social and political unrest in the run up to the Scottish Independence Referendum of 2014, Peter Arnott paints a fluid picture of a fractured family,…

Fringe 2023: Antonio!

Antonio! is an extremely high energy, surprisingly brilliant romp around several Shakespeare plays including Twelfth Night and Much Ado About Nothing. Why ‘brilliant romp’? Why these plays? Well, Antonio! is…

EIFF 2023: Interview with Babak Jalali, Director and Co-Writer of Fremont

Closing the festival this year is Fremont, a film that follows Donya (Anaita Wali Zada) a former translator from Afghanistan as she tries to re-settle in America after being displaced…

EIF 2023: John Cale

There is an inherent danger to reviewing a performance by an artist you like. It punctures the veil of objectivity that I, a humble reviewer, seek to maintain analysing what…