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Patrick Melrose and the trauma of the aristocracy

  Downton Abbey, The Crown, countless World War II dramas — British television loves to romanticise the aristocracy. The lives of the rich, upper elite have unquestionably been glamourised and idealised over and over again on our screens, perpetuating the social institutions that continue to plague English society across the globe.  Television, in my opinion,…

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The Cumberbatch controversy

After Benedict Cumberbatch’s interview on the Travis Smiley Show, the twittersphere erupted. But why? Did he confess to murder? Shoplifting? Beating up old ladies in his spare time? No. He used the word ‘coloured’ in reference to black people. The media deemed it so controversial, the event acquired it’s own nickname, ‘coloured-gate’. After extensive backlash,…

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