What is the legacy of “Hamilton”?

Hamilton, the musical masterpiece by Lin-Manuel Miranda, can now be streamed exclusively on Disney+. Featuring the original cast, including Miranda as the title role, this “live” recording was filmed in 2016 in New York City. Since its release on the new Disney streaming service on Friday 3rd July 2020, Hamilton has been downloaded close to […]

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The History of Pride Month: remembering Stonewall

This piece was originally published on The Boar Lifestyle page https://theboar.org/2020/06/history-pride-month-remembering-stonewall/ The history of Pride Month begins in 1969 with the Stonewall Uprising in New York City. On June 28th 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay club in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.Throughout the 1960s, members of the LGBTQ+ community faced extreme levels of […]

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BLACK LIVES MATTER

Somewhere Over The Rainblog is a creative space that celebrates the power of language and its ability to change the world. In recent weeks, the Black Lives Matter movement has inspired millions, demonstrating the power of language and peaceful protest. I understand that as a white person I will NEVER understand the pain and anger […]

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The hidden victims of male sexual assault

TW: Rape, sexual assault This past April was sexual assault awareness month, and whilst issues related to consent remain incredibly important for both sexes, there has been little support shown for the male victims of sexual assault.The narrative surrounding sexual violence focuses on women and children, ignoring the highly stigmatised but equally serious issue of sexual assault […]

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An investigation into the private ownership of exotic animals in the US

It’s hard not to get caught up in the media frenzy surrounding the latest Netflix documentary ‘The Tiger King’. But, whether Joe Exotic is guilty of murder-for-hire, or if Carol Baskin did in fact feed her husband to the tigers seems rather irrelevant when you consider the underlying problem of privately-owned exotic animals in the […]

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The first female-only art gallery: A move towards equality, or positive discrimination?

The struggle for gender equality covers all political, economic and social spectrums. However, there has always been resistance in the world of art. Despite the efforts of feminist groups such as the Guerrilla Girls in the 1980s, there has been little change in the way female artists are represented. In a recent report commissioned by […]

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