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Increasing minority representation in cricket

The one-off Bob Willis Trophy recently got underway and is providing excitement to cricket fans across the country, who are very glad that the county game has finally resumed. The competition has so far been heralded as a major success, yet there are fewer than 10 Black cricketers born or raised in the UK taking...
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Image rights? More like image wrongs!

In the last year, the number of tax probes launched by HMRC into professional footballers has almost trebled. In an industry that often comes under scrutiny for the almost unbelievable wages that are paid to the sport’s top stars, this is a most unwelcome development. Further doubt will now inevitably be cast over the honesty...

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I’m Thinking of Ending Things: Review

I could tell you “I’m Thinking of Ending Things” was made by someone out of their mind. It’s a critique as common as it is vacuous. The film is aggressively obtuse and entirely disinterested in explaining itself, so I have no idea whether I ‘got’ it. But to dismiss the film as deranged  nonsense is...
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DC Trailers: A Tease of What’s to Come

The DC fandom have been offered several new trailers! Many of the trailers give us a glimpse of these films in any format, though some had little to offer beyond brief teases of the films to come.   Firstly, ‘Wonder Woman 1984’, set during the Cold War, shows us that Diana will come into conflict with...
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Tenet: an interesting insight into inversion

‘Tenet’ marks the welcome return of the blockbuster to the silver screen. The first film released after lockdown, Christopher Nolan’s Tenet shows us a world of inverted espionage, a means of using  time travel as a means to save the world. It has become expected for Nolan’s work to be something of a visual masterpiece...
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The Sims 4 has a major diversity issue

The Sims is a real-life simulation game, aimed at recreating real life in a way that has been wildly successful. While it is obviously impossible to simulate all aspects of the human experience, the game has been heavily criticised for its focus on American, white, middle- class, suburban life. Compared to past versions, The Sims...

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