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The Cost of Royalty

So we have wedding bells and the pitter patter of royal feet on the horizon but at what price, at what benefit?  It’s an interesting question for though there is no denying that there are benefits for England in being associated with the Royal Family – could the investment have been spent better. 1,021 more words

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The Rights of the Fan

Recently I came across an interesting article regarding Terry Pratchett’s final will and testimony which made me wonder about the rights of the fan. This article by The Guardian related to the final instructions in the authors will to destroy his unfinished works and was faithfully carried out on the 25th of August 2017 – you can read about it… 534 more words

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Things That Go POP!

POP CULTURE – let’s put it in capitals because it is here to be seen and everywhere you look in the 21st Century it is sitting proudly front and centre – but what are the ramifications of pop culture and more importantly what are the obligations that come with being a pop culture icon. 537 more words

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How Can One Be Disappointed in Art?

Art … from the simple to the ornate, the artists desire is to elict a response from the viewer – whether positive or negative – and in doing so inform.   430 more words

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Sports - Interaction or Reaction?

So today’s topic is sports and how we as a society use this medium to both interact and participate in developing role models.  While sports has always been an integral part of society I think in the 21st Century it has taken on a more active role in instigating change, as evident in America and the decision by NFL players to boycott the national anthem.   290 more words

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Lights ... Camera ... Remake?

Well since we’re trying to assess how culture enlightens and shapes our identities it is time to scrutinize the role and impact of escapism and in the 21st century and one of the primary forms this takes is entertainment or more specifically movies. 301 more words

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