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Vlogging: A Quest for Popularity

18/02/16

As Alain De Botton states in his 2004 international best seller Status Anxiety, people are in search of two types of love; there is romantic love, and the love of the world. Words by Kirsten Hawkins “…
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In Praise of AI

17/02/16

Extended and remastered, The Iron Giant is returning to FACT this week in a new-fangled Signature Edition, giving the eponymous robot and nine-year-old hero Hogarth a new lease of life with a whole ne…
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Amazing Music at FACT

17/02/16

Picturehouse at FACT are delighted to announce that Songhoy Blues and Gilles Peterson will be visiting for film screenings, while a very special documentary about Lee Scratch Perry, will also be shown…
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Game Review: Northern Powerhouse: Last Towns Standing

17/02/16

I was excited to be asked to write this review before this text adventure game went live, says our young blogger Oscar (aged 15). You can play the game now too, just click here. First of all, what a b…
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The Survivalist: Think you can handle it?

17/02/16

We are not told what caused the end of our world, but with the help of stark opening credits, we're invited to consider the consequences of using all fossil fuels on earth as a scenario for the utter …
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Better to Love a Dog?

15/02/16

I'll See You In My Dreams is a film about the lives of older people in affluent middle class America; a place where you have to be able to afford your own condo, pool, membership of the local golf clu…
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Celebrity and the Superbowl

13/02/16

With the recent outcry over Beyoncé's "political action" at the Superbowl, we take a moment to analyse the power of the celebrity voice that tries to send the world a message, and the criticism they m…
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The Original Catfish Story

12/02/16

Before Tinder, or Plenty of Fish, Tom Hanks was the original internet dating danger. We're all familiar with Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost's 2010 documentary Catfish. A story of boy-meets-girl, boy f…
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Emojis are in? :o

12/02/16

As the Internet has grown, so have our ways of communicating using it. We've seen instant messaging services grow too, but how are they affecting the way we use language in everyday life? Callan Waldr…
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Pride and Prejudice…and, er, Zombies?

12/02/16

Carly Paton finds Burr Streers' movie may be the perfect cure for those nonplussed by the very idea of romance this Valentines! When I first heard the title of this movie I thought that director Burr …
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