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Losing faith in humanity

It’s bad enough Trump and his supporters making America a worse place, and Islamic State on the other side bringing misery to their own people, but right here in the UK, things seem to go from bad to worse — and it seems to be 100% down to the stubborn right-wingers refusing to acknowledge they might be wrong. 1,031 more words


Same old problems

As you’re probably aware, there was another terrorist attack in this country last week, and once again people are saying that Muslims as a whole aren’t to be trusted, because any of them could be “radicalised” and blow innocent people up (whereas when a white non-Muslim does it, they’re just a lone psycho and not somehow indicative of a wider network… y’know, because the IRA were freedom fighters, right?). 927 more words


Adidas x Parley - Green-washing I still want to support (kind of)

Recently, shoe giant Adidas collaborated with Parley, a not-for-profit who are working mainly on cleaning up our oceans. Ocean biodiversity is something we are set to lose as a planet if we continue on our current trajectory of pollution and over-fishing our oceans, and that’s not good for anyone. 815 more words


Lecture 5: Casting and Performance

In this entry, I will be looking at the subject of casting calls, casting controversies and industry opportunities.

Lord Puttnam spoke in this lecture about the importance of casting the right actors for the role, and the vital role that casting plays in a film’s success and in helping the audience to invest in the world of the film. 3,361 more words

Standing my ground

Well, it looks like Brexit is going ahead after all, even though I reckon the Leave campaign should have needed more than a slender majority (less than 52%) to effect such a monumental change (albeit with a referendum guaranteed every few years). 831 more words