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Moderation and the free speech debate

Quora provides a platform for expertise in an era of fake news

Provincialism and Middle England: An Interview with Jonathan Coe

Barney Pite talks to author Jonathan Coe about Middle England, his latest novel

Feeling comfort while in the uncomfortable

Why are we so drawn to music that puts us on edge?

Mary Beard interview – “The ancient world is a safe space...

Mary Beard discusses the Classics, political-polarisation, and access with Barney Pite

Phenomenally Intricate: Iglooghost

With his recent releases, Iglooghost takes experimental electronic music to the next level

Caroline Lucas Interview: “Labour doesn’t get the Environment”

The leader of the Green Party discusses Environmentalism, Labour, and Social justice.

Conceptual art is a bubble

Art critic Julian Spalding talks to Barney Pite about how art dealers have a stranglehold on popularity

This brave new world is dark and lonely

America’s Cool Modernism shows us a society terrified of the world it created

Café circuit: Cafe W

Cafe W is the best place to work over a coffee

Uni executives defend grad rent hike

The rent hike will only affect central University housing, likely creating greater demand for the limited college accommodation available to graduates

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So that’s how Bandersnatch works, but did it snatch our respect?

From a design perspective, Bandersnatch falls into a lot of traps. Choices are quite infrequent and always binary, whereas it's standard for most interactive fiction games to allow you to choose almost every line of character dialogue. Isabella Welch discusses whether Bandersnatch is revolutionary or just manufactured hype on part of Netflix.

What’s on: Txking Oxford by Storm

TxkeOff and Land’s visit to Oxford will no doubt bring a new energy to the city, offering an elite clubbing experience to all its attendees with live artists performing
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Knight Of: read the one percent

Juliet Garcia covers the launch of Knight Of's crowdfunding campaign, centred around BAME children's literature.

Is “straightwashing” the new “whitewashing”?

Llimiting actors to their sexual demographic is not the way forward: it would hurt LGBTQ+ actors far more than it would straight ones

Andy Murray – the champion we didn’t deserve

A sportsperson who never forgot his roots, Murray endured horrible vitriol to become a role model both on and off the court