Posts for Art/Literature/Culture

£10 million Turner masterpiece may leave British shores

The Arts Minister Rebecca Pow has stepped in to place a temporary export bar on The Dark Rigi, the Lake of Lucerne by JMW Turner in the hope that the […]

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Export bar on Nijinksy portrait to keep it in UK

Arts Minister Rebecca Pow has placed a temporary export bar on an incredibly rare painting of the Russian dancer Nijinksy in a bid to keep it in the country. ‘Nijinksy […]

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Brexit: Boris Johnson would prorogue parliament at his peril – just ask Charles I

Charles I in Three Positions by Anthonis van Dyck. Wikimedia Commons Imogen Peck, University of Warwick Charles I is relevant again today – 370 years after his execution. Responding to […]

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Heavy metal’s bad rep is unfair – it can actually have numerous health benefits for fans

Dan Drobot/Shutterstock Nick Perham, Cardiff Metropolitan University Due to its extreme sound and aggressive lyrics, heavy metal music is often associated with controversy. Among the genre’s most contentious moments, there […]

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How To Choose The Right Keywords To Sell Your Book On Amazon

  Whether you are a first time writer or an experienced, published author, Amazon can be a great platform to sell your book. Amazon represents opportunities to expand your audience […]

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Game of Thrones: what Machiavelli might have made of the politics in Westeros

Breaker of Chains, Mother of Dragons, megalomaniac? Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. Game of Thrones © 2019 Home Box Office, Inc. Toby James, University of East […]

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Jeremy Kyle Show: a psychologist explains the risks in reality TV and how aftercare should be done

Host Jeremy Kyle broadcasting before the show was axed. The Jeremy Kyle Show/ITV John Oates, The Open University The psychological impacts of participating in broadcast productions can be much greater […]

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Obscenity trial copy of Lady Chatterley on export bar

The annotated copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover used by the judge who presided over the 1960 obscenity trial is at risk of leaving the UK unless a buyer can be […]

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Simon Armitage appointed next Poet Laureate

The Queen has been pleased to approve the appointment of Simon Armitage as the next Poet Laureate for a fixed-term of ten years. The acclaimed poet succeeds Dame Carol Ann […]

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Spoilers: making people angry since Victorian times

Nobody likes a plot-spoiler. Game of Thrones © 2019 Home Box Office, Inc. James Green, University of Exeter It’s fair to say that with the release of the latest series […]

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