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The hunger grows for ‘opinionated news’ in the UK

The UK’s broadcast news media landscape has changed greatly since the turn of the century, and the transformation is set to accelerate drastically in the coming years with the arrival…

Humanities degrees are crying out for reform

If you study humanities, then you’ll know the pain of slogging through seemingly endless reading assignments each week. Although this has been an eternal bane of students, past and present,…

The highs and lows of TV dating

CW: ableism The spectacle of TV dating exploded onto our screens with The Undateables in 2012, followed by First Dates in 2013 and Naked Attraction in 2016. These shows all…

Sunak proposes swapping studio sessions for stacking shelves

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the world, we will continue to see multiple governments fail to control it, and Westminster is no exception. Earlier this month,…

The ways in which J.K. Rowling’s critics silence trans voices

Content warning: discussion of misogyny and transphobia; mentions of domestic abuse and sexual assault There are few current issues which inspire as much rancour as the debate over trans self-identification,…

Is Covid-19 changing our view of Scottish Independence?

The idea of Scottish independence has become a main focus for many after the actions of the Westminster government in the past months. Ever since the beginning of the pandemic,…

Does an LGBTQ+ poppy politicise remembrance?

Over the last few weeks the Internet has seen a social media storm over a photo of a glittery rainbow poppy badge, seen for sale online as an LGBTQ+ remembrance…

Live review: Vampire Weekend summon nostalgia at Usher Hall, 07/11

From the rafters of Usher Hall, I longed to be down below in the crowd but stayed grateful for my press tickets as I waited to see a band that…