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Sundays in Sin City

When I was a child, I loved carnivals. The excitement whenever one would set up in my hometown to help celebrate some of the major spring and summer holidays was almost palpable. 2,693 more words

The 2016 Golden Globe Awards

The 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards has just wrapped up in Beverley Hills. Returning for a fourth time to host the show, Ricky Gervais resumed his duties with a monologue that is as funny as it is at times uncomfortable. 652 more words

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People's Choice Awards 2016

Last night, Los Angeles’ famous Microsoft Center was the scene of the 42nd Annual People’s Choice Awards. A glamourous ceremony, the night celebrates and honours the years favourites in TV, film and music voted by the public. 102 more words

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Native advertising: the semiotic case of Turkish Airlines/Batman

This Turkish Airlines advert, screened during the SuperBowl 2016, is a game changer. I suppose the youngsters today would say “shots fired” to the advertising industry. 1,736 more words

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Zambia with the SSRC in 2016

During a week in January, the SSRC Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa Fellows gathered in Lusaka for a bi-annual development workshop. I am part of the 2015-2016 cohort, awarded for the dissertation research section. 1,072 more words

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#twitterdown

So with Twitter going down yesterday it appears that most of us rely on social media a lot more than we care to admit. I for one will admit that I had a slight discomforting taste in my mouth when I couldn’t send a tweet to somebody. 410 more words

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