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Sashay away, UK. Lawrence, you stay.

“If you can’t love yourself, then how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” The empowering message of self-love announced by Ru Paul, fittingly, at the end of each show. Like the hem of one of Ellie Diamond’s hand-stitched dolly skirts, the second season of the fabulous Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK has come to an […]

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The BBC faces oblivion

When was the last time you watched television? I don’t mean “when did you last watch nondescript streamed content on a large screen?” I’m talking about linear, live, terrestrial TV. If you’re anything like me, or seemingly a large chunk of the population, I’m willing to bet that you’ve not sat down and watched anything […]

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Why Stacey Dooley represents the best of investigative journalism

Content warning: sexual abuse, rape and domestic violence. TV Presenter Stacey Dooley is perhaps the most engaging female investigative journalist working in Britain today. Bursting onto screens in 2009 as a participant in Blood, Sweat and T-shirts, a series that followed six fast-fashion consumers as they faced the realities of high-street manufacturing in an Indian […]

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‘Murdered for Being Different’ is magnificent

Content Warning: Hate crime, violence Certain crimes reveal the stinking prejudice which is still hanging in the air we breathe. The story of 2017 so far, sadly, reflects this. People being killed for what they believe, ran down by vans or stabbed or simply shot. Then there are the brutal retaliations which can follow from […]