Tag: Spotlight

Arts, Venue

Spotlight on Tiffany Alfonseca

Bold, impassioned and honest; these are just a few of the words you could use to describe Tiffany Alfonseca’s artwork. A recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Alfonseca’s explosion into the art world hasn’t gone unnoticed, with recent works being displayed in Alicia Key’s Dean Art Collection and the Pérez Art Museum Miami. …

Film

Investigative journalism in film

Investigative journalism that probes into the hidden practices of those who hold political power is in decline. There are a number of reasons for this, such as lack of resources available to editors to commission long investigative projects, massive demand for 24/7 news, the rise of ‘churnalism’ and the dependency on PR sources, the media…

Arts

2019 Spotlight Festival

UEA Drama Society’s annual Spotlights Festival is two days of eight new short plays written, directed, and produced by Drama Society members. Here’s Ella Dorman-Gajic’s reviews of Thursday night’s plays: Conquistador by Jonny Davidson Hitmen Dan and Stewart sit in a Spanish bar, awaiting the daunting arrival of their boss, sipping beer and contemplating the…

Global

India’s Supreme Court decriminalises gay sex

“History owes the LGBT community an apology for their sufferings,” said Judge Indhu Maholta, after India overturned a ruling that criminalised gay sex.   Section 377 was a part of the Indian Penal Code, which had been introduced by the British in 1861. It legally banned sexual activity between two men. Section 377 still remains…

Film

Review – Spotlight

It is the start of the year and must-see films are being released left, right, and centre just in time for the Academy Awards. Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight is a film that has had Oscar buzz surrounding it months before its U.K release. With come-back actor Michael Keaton, super-hero Mark Ruffalo, and the always brilliant Rachel…

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