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Like Bitcoin, NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are cryptocurrencies. But whereas individual bitcoins all have the same value, NFTs are more like baseball cards. Each token has a different value and they can’t be used to buy things. They exist on your computer as digital representations of artworks, songs, films and...
Confusion and outrage greeted the UK government’s Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities report. As opponents grapple with some of the more alarming findings, such as its assertion that there is little evidence of institutional racism in the UK, critiques and questions about the validity of its claims have...
Some people swear by an afternoon nap – whether it’s to catch up on lost sleep or to help them feel more alert for the afternoon ahead. Even Boris Johnson supposedly favours a power nap during his work day (though the prime minister’s staffers contest this claim). Winston Churchill,...
The space for public debate created by the media is our source of information, our insight into what is happening in the world around us. But just like the world around us, the space for public debate, also known as the public sphere, is becoming increasingly globalised. With, a...
Good news arts fans! Brighton Fringe is here for Autumn 2020! In a welcome bit of good news for the arts industry, the festival's organizers have put together a programme of exciting shows (Covid-safe of course), including over 25 online events. Organizers made the decision to postpone the festival back...
Glasses wearers of Brighton celebrate! Stylish spectacle-makers Cubitts have opened their first store outside London on North Laine's Sydney Street. Founded in 2013, Cubitts built up a large online presence to compliment its London shops, offering a wide range of frames at affordable prices and free home try-ons. We caught up...
The closure of nightclubs and other music venues in response to the coronavirus pandemic has led to the return of a controversial cultural phenomenon that first appeared in Britain during the late 1980s. Up and down the country, illegal raves have been talking place in disused airfields, forests and abandoned...
When Britain’s shops sprang into post-lockdown life in the second half of June, the Daily Mirror’s front-page headline commanded readers to “Shop for Britain”. Backed by tiny boutiques and retail magnates alike, this patriotic campaign called on shoppers to add shopping to the fight against the COVID-19 economic fallout...
When going for a walk in the British countryside today, there are few animals you could catch a glimpse of that spark genuine awe. Seeing a hare perhaps, or an otter, is a rare and wonderful treat, but neither of these species could be categorised as “large”. A walk on...
This week Brighton Journal spoke to Candy Medusa, a local artist and marine biologist whose work is inspired by all things nature. Candy is the founder of the eXXhibition project, a project that runs beach cleans that encourage upcycling litter into art. Her work has been exhibited locally with...