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The Slap that Was Heard Around the World

This article was originally submitted on the 4th April It’s hard to think of a greater example of car crash television than what the world collectively witnessed at this most recent Oscars award show. The event is, of course, no stranger to controversy and incompetence: you may recall the Moonlight/La La Land debacle, or when […]

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Oscars 2022 – Much more than a slap, but a slap it was

“Will Smith just slapped the shit out of me.” The video posted by the Guardian has over 77 million views on YouTube, the already iconic image has spawned thousands of memes, and countless remixes have already dropped on TikTok. But the Oscars 2022 was more than a viral punch; there is a lot to unpack.  […]

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Chris Rock: Tambourine

In the ten year interlude since Chris Rock’s last stand-up performance, the cultural climate has undergone significant change. His return to the stage, in the form of a Tambourine for Netflix, adequately reflects those stark differences, and he too has undergone development. The sartorial flashiness seems to have disappeared – the suit has gone, exchanged […]