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Chloé Zhao makes history at the Oscars

Chloé Zhao makes history at the Oscars

The Chinese-born filmmaker is the first person of colour – and just the second woman – to win Best Director in the award show’s 93-year run. It’s no secret that the Oscars has a complicated relationship with equality and has been criticised in the past for disproportionately rewarding white, heteronormative, and cisgender nominees in films. This is an issue that was brought to light by the #OscarsSoWhite protests of 2016,...

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Hank Azaria apologizes for Apu role in The Simpsons

Hank Azaria apologizes for Apu role in The Simpsons

Having taken the role of Apu in 1989, Hank Azaria stepped down last year. He has now apologized ‘to every Indian person’ for the part.   Actor Hank Azaria has apologized to ‘every single Indian person’ for his role of Apu in the long running sitcom The Simpsons. He played the role from 1989 until 2020, when the character came under fire for being an insensitive racial stereotype in the mainstream...

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Deep fake AI could reshape the music industry

Deep fake AI could reshape the music industry

Tech engineers are now able to simulate the vocals of musicians and artists to re-imagine old songs, which could have long-term ramifications for the industry as a whole. Older Gen Z music fans may remember hearing Eminem’s breakout single ‘My Name Is’ all the way back in 1999. Released as the first single off his debut studio album, the song was a smash pop culture hit thanks to its wordplay,...

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Seaspiracy: an unflinching look at the damage of overfishing

Seaspiracy: an unflinching look at the damage of overfishing

Seaspiracy is such a relentless ride of a documentary, blurring past so many marine-concerning topics, that it’s initially hard to know where to align your activist ambitions. By the end however, viewers will get off the ride with fresh insight into how their actions can bring about change (and a little nausea at the thought of last night’s fish finger feast). Seaspiracy was released just over a week ago...

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