(UN)POPULAR CULTURE

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A special episode of my occasional podcast Cultural Conversation, the former name of this website. Earlier this year, I planned on developing a podcast called The Idiot Box, discussing the 250 top IMDB TV shows, plus new entries. It is still something I would one day like to do but it has slipped down the …

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This summer has been a remarkable one for England. Not only have we experienced probably the longest heatwave in decades, following a protracted and savage winter (further suggesting our ecosystem is slowly morphing into that of Westeros from Game of Thrones), World Cup 2018 in Russia has done something none of us who live in …

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Have you been unsettled lately watching The Handmaid’s Tale? Margaret Atwood’s 1985 dystopian novel, a set text certainly in the UK for English A-Level students which has never entirely left the academic consciousness, is now being talked about everywhere. Why? Because it’s scaring people half to death. Not many people may be aware that it …

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