media

Just Not the Damned Archers – An Ode to Radio Four

A grown-up relationship that lasts - the erudite but soothing appeal of Radio Four...

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Brexit: The Betrayal of the Young

Put the kids in basement and lock the door. We don’t want them consorting with them bloody foreigners!...

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One More Way Your Phone Makes You STOOPID. Digital Media and Abstract Thinking

Digital media may be changing how you think. New study finds users focus on concrete details rather than the big picture...

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Your Band is Awesome Live, So Ban the YouTube Fan Footage

Well-meaning YouTubers could be wrecking your band's reputation. Maybe it's time to take control. Essay...

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Real Life or Social Media – How Many Friends is Too Many?

Are you really my friend? Social media isn't the same as real life, but a new study suggests the same skills apply. How does it all work?...

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Of the flesh and its many variations (Oliver Jones)

Photorealistic works underscoring the impact that today’s ceaseless stream of beauty-obsessed media can impart...

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Can YOU Tell if You’re Facebook Dependent?

You might have a Facebook dependency. But that's not necessarily a bad thing...

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Tuck In! Do Plus-Sized Models Promote Obesity?

Plus-sized models in advertising linked to rising obesity rates: Study ...

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SPARTAAAAAA!! What Viewing Violent Media does to Your Aggression Levels

Exposure to violence makes you more likely to lie, cheat ...

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Screentime Sausagefest: Men in the Media Still Dominate

The great majority of directors, producers, comedians, and other prominent people in the entertainment industry are men...

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A Hypocrite’s Guide to the Internet (Part two)

Drew Michael walks us through more examples of our own miserable double-think....

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Moving glass, Bending Light. Linda Sue Price (Interview)

Experience neon in a new way — not as a sign — rather as fluidly moving glass ...

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Forgiving Jeremy Clarkson: Forgiving Ourselves. [Top Gear]

The culture wars have become so divisive, even the organisation that tolerated Jimmy Savile is obliged now to take sides....

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At it like rabbits? Kids, Vids and Sex

As the portrayal of women as objects of lust reflects patriarchal values, media images that support this type of male dominance may provoke resistance in female viewers....

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Not Over Yet. Traditional media fights back

Despite our new-media landscape, recent research suggests that a more traditional approach forms the basis of …. tl;dr In an age where digital media is constantly changing, public relations...

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The BBC Is Snooping on You

The BBC regularly uses spying powers granted under The Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act, intended for the interception of communications by terrorists....

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Dear Media, Where Were You?

A few days ago on 5th November, hacktivist group Anonymous succeeded in mobilising hundreds of thousands of people in 477 locations in over 150 countries around the world. ...

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Hanging Offence: Debut Contemporary

Opportunities are immense, they are global and with a little bit more planning and strategizing, a bit more knowledge, information and know-how when it comes down to how to navigate the art system,...

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Touched by Sir Jimmy

I looked nostalgically at the picture of Jimmy’s face and noticed he’d even put a little smiley on there for me. Yes, Jimmy Savile touched me back in ’93...

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Childhood Break Through

Last month’s inclusion in the popular music press and a very favourable review in The Guardian have finally put these guys on the radar and are all good indications that Childhood may now be...

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Are Social Media Values Human Values?

None of the values promoted by a social-media-dominated world are helpful with depth-oriented, long-term thinking...

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The cookie crumbles beneath the foot of the dancer (Sam Pink)

'I didn’t write in high school. I barely talk about writing to most people in real life because no one cares and I kind of agree, I like not talking about it. ' Scott Laudati interviews author Sam...

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Trouble at t’Mill: Radio 2 Axe Mike Harding

Folk. An English lower middle-class museum music. Ouch....

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The Economy of Violence

The fact that Hollywood often releases certain types of movies ‘en glut’ has led to conspiracy theories that it is manipulated by our old friend ‘dark forces’, but the truth is that this...

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London: The Modern Babylon [Film]

Temple’s film is aimed at middle-aged armchair warriors, like himself, and clumsily manipulates the moving image to reinforce left wing stereotypes. Churchill was BAD. Thatcher was BAD. Ken...

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Sex and Women, It’s a Magazine Thing. Or not.

"Our results suggest that the complex and sometimes conflicting representations of female sexuality proliferating in the mass media and popular culture could potentially have both empowering and...

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The ‘Buffy Effect’ and Violent Media

"Positive depictions of women challenge negative stereotypes even when the content includes sexuality and violence. In this way Ferguson reminds us that viewers often process popular media portrayals...

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Fringe, It’s Quatertastic!

Insectoid Martian colonizers buried for millions of years under an East End tube station, hauntings by ghosts of extra-terrestrials, biological food vats that turn out to be alien life forms...

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Twitter Storms

It’s dangerous, people are not who they seem on the internet. Inside those twitter storms (I’ve had a few) there are usually one or two who hang around for a week or so, its easy to pick up...

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The Free Music Mirage

Putting an End to a Persistent Illusion Steadily, over the course of the last 10 years, the idea that recorded music "has" to be free has been transformed from a radical stance taken by...

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