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Thursday, October 28, 2021
Squid Game, Netflix’s latest runaway success, has set new records for views and generated a flurry of comment pieces, memes, and moral panic about screen violence. By Matt Bennett, University of Essex The programme follows 456 competitors through a series of lethal contests. At stake is a cash prize of...
Netflix’s dystopian Korean drama Squid Game has become the streaming platform’s biggest-ever series launch, with 111 million viewers watching at least two minutes of an episode. Out of the thousands of programmes available on Netflix globally, how did so many people end up watching the same show? The easy answer...
Superman has come out as bisexual. Or more accurately, Superman’s son – Jonathan Kent – who has recently taken on his father’s role in DC Comics, has been depicted kissing another male character in a panel from a forthcoming comic. Although the wider public has only recently been made aware...
Ten years ago, when we ranked the most controversial articles on Wikipedia, George W. Bush was at the top of the list with global warming at number five. The article on global warming has now been re-titled as climate change, but this remains among the most polarising issues of...
But what of mental health services offered by the state? This has been equally unconvincing. Over the past decade or so, mental health services in England have been undergoing a process of “Uberisation”. This refers to how services are effectively treated as commodities marketed through online platforms, changing the...
The recent collapse of a high-profile sexual harassment case brought against a well-known television host has reignited debate in China over workplace gender roles and reinvigorated the country’s #MeToo movement. Written by Jieyu Liu Zhou Xiaoxuan, 27, says she was an intern at Chinese state-owned media company CCTV when Zhu...
Whether you’re trying to save a few bucks or preserve the environment, any step that you take towards living a more eco-friendly life is one in the right direction. Anyone can live eco-consciously. It doesn’t require that much of an effort and you don’t necessarily have to make massive...
As the nights draw in and we spend more time indoors, autumn can be a good time to get stuck into the literary world’s latest murder mysteries. And the last few months have seen the publication of major new works by some of the genre’s most respected authors. By...
Over the course of the coronavirus pandemic, Brighton Dome employee Graham Cameron produced a series of striking illustrations detailing his experience of lockdown, the impact of Covid-19 on the arts and his time furloughed from work. Cameron’s artwork, which includes illustrations of much-loved Brighton landmarks such as the Palace Pier, Royal Pavilion...
  Educational success, or failure, begins at home. Lack of sleep, poor diet, obesity, and a lack of parental support have all been linked to poor academic performance. The good news is that studies suggest that students who live in homes with healthy behaviours, regular routines, and good communication have...