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...

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Glass Animals back Save the Sheaf Campaign

Glass Animals back Save the Sheaf Campaign

Glass Animals are the latest group to join the Save the Sheaf campaign as the UK’s live venues face closure as a result of the pandemic. A campaign to save the last grassroots gig venue in Oxford has gained new momentum after the backing of indie band Glass Animals. The Save...

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Is the mainstream explosion of NFTs damaging the climate?

Is the mainstream explosion of NFTs damaging the climate?

The explosion of NFTs has brought about a whole new strata of digital art and crypto trading, but is the medium’s popularity leaving a damaging stain on the environment? There’s nothing like a random surge of blockchain news to leave people thinking, ‘What on Earth is going on here?’ and...

Grammys to study women’s representation in music

Grammys to study women’s representation in music

Only 23% of nominees for the 2021 Grammys identify as women. A new study by the music industry body behind the awards will study female representation within the business. The body that organises the Grammy Awards will be launching an investigation into female representation within the music industry. It comes after frequent accusations of sexism, voting irregularities, and racial bias within the Recording Academy. The Grammys are routinely hit with...

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Burger King apologises for controversial ‘kitchen’ tweet

Burger King apologises for controversial ‘kitchen’ tweet

The fast food chain Burger King came under heavy fire on Twitter for posting ‘women belong in the kitchen’ as part of a larger female chef initiative. It has now apologised and deleted the original tweet. On Monday of this week it was International Women’s Day, a time to celebrate and empower women and girls around the world. It’s a special occasion to shout out those who make our...

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Architecture students feel ill prepared to tackle the climate crisis

Architecture students feel ill prepared to tackle the climate crisis

Architecture students feel ill prepared to tackle the climate crisis in their future jobs, according to research from UK climate activist groups. Calls are now urgent to bring sustainability to the forefront of the curriculum. If we’re to ensure the long-term prosperity of our planet, the next generation of architects will have to make sustainability a keystone of the construction industry. In terms of meeting that requirement, however, it appears we’ve...

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Taylor Swift calls out sexist joke in latest Netflix series

Taylor Swift calls out sexist joke in latest Netflix series

Swift publicly called out Netflix’s new show Ginny & Georgia for its ‘deeply sexist’ joke regarding her personal life. It is not the first time a female musician has been vilified within mainstream media. If you’ve perused Netflix over the last few weeks, you’ve no doubt seen advertisements for Ginny & Georgia, a new drama-comedy that follows a young mum and her teenage daughter as they settle down in New...

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