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Looking Into the Black Mirror

The British have a long history of amazing satire. If you have spent any time living there and watching what their television programming schedules have to offer, you will know that different stations compete to host the most funny, satirical, ironic and irreverent shows. 702 more words

Opinion

Charlie Brooker just proved the election campaign has been absolutely ridiculous

If there’s one thing we took away from Charlie Brooker’s Election Wipe this evening, it’s that this election campaign has been absolutely ridiculous.

On the eve of the General Election, Mr Brooker deftly and snarkily picked apart every political fail that has befallen the political parties in the run-up to 7 May from mumbled lines to faux-pas to just failing not to look like weirdos. 234 more words

UK

TV Pick of the Day - Wednesday 6 May

TV reviewer Zoe Butcher bows down before a master of snark for tonight’s pick… 115 more words

TV

6 Series Worth Watching on Netflix

How many of us have sat their wondering what to watch, the numerous choices drowning us. The Netflix home page taunts you with all these interesting things but you don’t know which one to pick. 474 more words

Fun

The Establishment 

You smell. No seriously like really bad. You know what you smell of huh? Ignorance. A disgusting miasma of ignorance. ‘Ignorant to what?’ I hear you cry, you’re living in an undemocratic state my friend; it’s the Third Reich all over again. 365 more words

Article

The Unconscionable Prescience of 1984 and Nathan Barley

A few weeks ago I saw a student production of 1984, adapted for the stage by Matthew Dunster. The directors rather savvily affected a a sparse aesthetic with echoes of a retro, half-remembered England somewhere between World War II and the 1980s; tube televisions are stacked on top of each other, displaying disjointed and grainy but recognisable images of war (Iwo Jima sticks in my head). 1,140 more words

Criticism