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Euros 2020 final confirms racism is very much alive in UK

Euros 2020 final confirms racism is very much alive in UK

England players are being bombarded with racial abuse after a difficult loss at Wembley. On Sunday night, 31 million people watched from across the country as the winner of the Euro 2020 final was decided on a penalty shootout. Within minutes of England’s loss, racist abuse began appearing on the social media pages of the Black English players who took the deciding penalties. Overnight in Manchester, a Marcus Rashford mural was...

By London, UK
Gatekeeper drops new issue on ‘indispensable’ art jobs

Gatekeeper drops new issue on ‘indispensable’ art jobs

The Gen Z magazine has launched its second issue highlighting the many types of jobs and creative roles that exist within the arts, and how vital they are for the industry. Consider yourself an arts connoisseur? A fan of all things creative? You may want to check out a new magazine called Gatekeeper, founded by two Gen Z arts students last year, that highlights a variety of artists and movements...

By London, UK
Opinion – media still has a problem with authentic representation

Opinion – media still has a problem with authentic representation

Modern media is struggling to properly represent the LGBTQ+ and LatinX communities in both film and television. In an increasingly diverse society, how is the genuine portrayal of important groups still causing problems for pop culture? The UK has steadily become more diverse over the last few decades, with less of us identifying as ‘White British’ than ever before. As a result, the media and popular culture has had...

By Belfast, Northern Ireland
Experts warn against advertisers trying to hijack our dreams

Experts warn against advertisers trying to hijack our dreams

In a recent ad campaign, beer company Coors attempted to infiltrate unconscious minds with ‘refreshing dreams’ of its beverages. A cohort of dream doctors is now calling for an end to the practice before it takes off. Soon, a once relaxing nap may not be enough to escape the infamous Go Compare opera man, or Muller’s nauseating ‘rice, rice, baby.’ Anyone who watches the Super Bowl knows that spectators don’t require...

By London, UK