James Davies Author

Amber Rudd green

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Following Amber Rudd's resignation as Home Secretary, our writers debate if she was simply a scapegoat for someone else's mistakes...

Soapboxes

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Comment's home of rants: weird, wonderful, weekly....

Facebook faceplants on facts

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After the data harvesting scandal, should we be more cautious about what we put online?...

Do we WannaBe reunited?

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I have a memory, a distant one granted, of the 2012 Olympics. The closing ceremony saw huge names such as Queen, and indeed the Spice Girls. One thing that confused me though, was...

Award winning author visits Newcastle Uni

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James Davies reports on Booker Prize Event and offers insight into how it influenced his own perspective as a writer. Graeme Macrae Burnet was catapulted to literary fame by his...

Lyrics: Under-appreciated or Irrelevant?

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Watching the Brits or the Grammy’s, you’ll see awards being handed out such as ‘Best artist’ and ‘Best Song’ obviously, but one thing you’ll never see is an award...

Streaming: Have Music Royalties Gone Too far?

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James Davies evaluates the validity of music streaming and royalties in the industry today, and asks: are they good for accessibility or are they just an excuse for big names to...