Category: Art & Entertainment

The Economics of Eurovision

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I quite like Eurovision - hardly a controversial statement, even if some may find the absurd pageantry a little too much. As I was watching Ukraine’s last minute dash to victory (despite winning neither the popular vote, nor the judges vote) in the 2016 reincarnation of the franchise I couldn’t help but think about the cost of performing and hosting Eurovision. Read more...

How to Make a Murderer

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Like millions of others, I have spent a good chunk of time since the turn of the year gripped by Netflix’s devourable documentary series Making a Murderer. This is one of those rare television shows that has transcended both its format and its genre to become the source of many water-cooler moments, heated debates and insane theories.  Read more...

In Memory of David Bowie

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At around half past six this morning, the news broke that David Bowie had passed away last night after an 18 month battle with cancer, at the age of 69. Renowned for radically changing his musical style with each of his 27 albums, his often dazzling stage set-up and costumes, and sharing the studio and stage with a variety of musicians from Luther Vandross to Freddie Mercury via Iggy Pop, Bowie has always been a cause for intrigue and undying fascination. Read more...

Marvel’s ideal Director

MarvelWith the DC Cinematic Universe (the DCCU?) taking shape the differences between the two Comic Book Titans’ approaches to putting their characters on the big screen aren’t escaping the notice of critics and bloggers. The trailers for Suicide Squad and Batman vs Superman have both arrived and both are playing on the strengths of their directors. Read more...

What do we think of the F.A?

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4/11/2014. The Emirates Stadium. Arsenal have just done an Arsenal and relinquished a 3-0 lead against - what most would describe as - a lesser team. There are 3 minutes left of added time and the home team have a corner: the chance for redemption, as well as the chance for a commentator to trot out the old line about “not being able to write a script like this”. Read more...