culture

Police warn people not to party this weekend – Channel 4 News

Treating the weekend before new coronavirus restrictions come into force as an excuse to party would be “incredibly irresponsible”, the Police Federation have warned – ahead of the new rules limiting social gatherings to six people in England, Scotland and Wales. Across the UK, another 3,497 new coronavirus cases have been confirmed in the last …

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Lianne La Havas on performing to an empty London venue – Channel 4 News

Live gigs are the bread and butter of most musicians but with empty stages and festivals cancelled, the music industry is in trouble. Despite the Government’s one and a half billion pound arts support package, thousands of jobs are likely to be lost. Venues and artists are trying to innovate. Singer-songwriter Lianne La Havas should …

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To heal the wounds of colonialism, let’s build monuments to its victims

Syracuse is one of the most fascinating and revealing places in all of Italy. As early as the Roman period, Cicero called it the most beautiful city in Magna Græcia. It was here that the Phoenicians and Greeks traded. Until the Roman conquest, Syracuse was an important crossroads in the Mediterranean macrocosm. This city, as …

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J’accuse! The Case for Pre-modernism, or, the Rural-urban Divide

Emile Zola’s now world-famous letter to the President of the French Republic, dated 13 January 1898, “J’Accuse!” (complete text of the letter in English translation here), set the stage for correcting a grave miscarriage of justice carried out by the French military and the secular French state against an innocent Jewish military officer, Alfred Dreyfus.  …

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