Celebrity Politics and Nuclear Weapons

This week brings another example of prominent figures from the world of entertainment using their power of visibility to influence political outcomes. In an open letter published in the UK’s Observer newspaper, Mercury prizewinning band Young Fathers, Massive Attack and comedian Frankie Boyle are among those who have expressed concern that both main parties have… Continue reading

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The Politics of Popular Culture

The BBC World website published a piece on February 20th chronicling a bizarre new twist to The Interview story. Read about a correspondent’s reaction to accusations by US human rights activists that he was a ‘boring imperialist’: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31535383. In the weeks following Sony’s release of a comedy called The Interview, tensions rose between the governments of the US… Continue reading

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