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Tokenism and Taboo: Football’s response to BLM

“As a football club, Arsenal has always adhered to the principle of not involving itself in politics”. In December 2019, the club made this press release in order to distance themselves from midfielder Mesut Özil’s criticism of re-education camps in China’s Xinjiang region, where up to 1,000,000 Uyghur Muslims have been detained. The relationship between…

Film, Venue

Norwich’s cinema habits post-Covid-19?

A study from Showcase Cinemas has revealed Johnny Depp as the film star they would most like to be locked down with. The poll has also revealed other A-listers such as Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansonn and Jennifer Lawrence are popular choices. While the research can’t promise that this will actually occur, other questions reveal deeper…

Film

Fifty Years of Midnight Cowboy

‘Ahead of its time’ is a phrase often associated with Midnight Cowboy; its depictions of homosexual sex, drugs and poverty made it become the first X-rated film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture, but really, it was a frustrated appeal for Hollywood to pay attention to the things really taking place in 1969…

Film, Venue

Autumn Previews

The Joker  The Clown Prince of Crime is returning to our screens in yet another incarnation. While initial feedback to the upcoming DC Universe film understandably showed some apprehension, acclaim from the Venice Film Festival and an all star cast of Joaquin Phoenix and Robert De Niro has led to the film being one of…

Music

Gramm-atic events

Established by The Recording Company as a means of celebrating the previous twelve months of both national and international music, the Grammys have ultimately become a way for major label executives to maintain the marketability of our contemporary pop stars. The awards seem to not only encourage the corporatisation of pop music, but play a…

News

UEA hosts refugee history panel

As part of the nationwide Being Human Festival, UEA hosted a Refugee History Q&A talk on Thursday 23 November, discussing the current status of refugees in the UK. Members of the panel included Orwell Prize shortlisted journalist Rachel Shabi, writer Daniel Trilling, ‘Women for Refugee Women’ campaigner Marchu Girma, equality Think Tank director Omar Khan,…

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