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Spain’s willful amnesia

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Film editor Joe Holloran examines the rise of the far right in Spain and the legacy of the recently re-buried Fransico Franco....

Review: Ghosteen by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds

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Film editor Joe Holloran talks us through the harrowing journey to acclaimed Nick Cave's new album....

Roast, Toast, and Soapbox

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Roast Fascist Franco’s Family Fiasco On October 24th a grave injustice was put right when the remains of the fascist former dictator of Spain, Francisco Franco (1892-1975),...

No, Mr. Hurst, special needs statements are no “Golden Ticket”

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On 14 October, The Times social affairs editor, Greg Hurst, published an article on the education spending announcement by the government. The original headline (before being...

This music’s not for you!: The troubled relationship between rock and race

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Film editor Joe Holloran examines the role race plays in the complex world of hard rock and heavy metal....

The Bizarre World of Frank Zappa: Gig Review

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Film editor Joe Holloran reviews the Gateshead leg of the tribute tour celebrating the music of the legendary Frank Zappa....

Red Dead II saddles up on PC

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The Red Dead gold min is now open to new prospectors, and Joe Holloran is ready to dig up this beloved western....

Summer sun shines on the small screen

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Joe Holloran looks at some of the finest offerings from the small screen this summer....

A cinephile’s tour of Newcastle

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Let’s face it, student budgets and Jägerbomb tolerance can only stretch so far. Not to worry though, because Newcastle is also a great city of culture. The Greater Newcastle...

Five years on: the legacy of Robin Williams

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Robin Williams taught us why comedy is so important: it exists because of tragedy, and the greatest actors are able to show the relationship between the two within a single...