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The Oscars last went hostless in 1989. It ruined a man’s career (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2019/02/oscars-last-went-hostless-1989-it-ruined-man-s-career
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The rise and fall of the point-and-click adventure game (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/games/2019/01/rise-and-fall-point-and-click-adventure-game
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“Lord of the Rings is racist about orcs” is not an important new front in the Culture War (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2018/11/lord-rings-racist-about-orcs-not-important-new-front-culture-war
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Are budget airlines really charging families to sit with their own children? (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/business-and-finance/2018/11/are-budget-airlines-really-charging-families-sit-their-own
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Sacha Baron Cohen’s Who Is America is a fitting metaphor for the US, but unsatisfying TV (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2018/07/sacha-baron-cohen-s-who-america-fitting-metaphor-us-unsatisfying-tv

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A celebration of 70 years of Walkers trying to sell you crisps in truly bizarre ways (New Statesman)

The New Statesman asked me to write about crisps, so I went on YouTube instead:

https://www.newstatesman.com/politics/media/2018/05/celebration-70-years-walkers-trying-sell-you-crisps-truly-bizarre-ways

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How a 17th century war, the Queen and a desperate Swiss TV executive led to Eurovision (New Statesman)

The story of the origin of Eurovision, via Talented Mr Ripley fan-fiction for some reason:

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/music-theatre/2018/05/how-17th-century-war-queen-and-desperate-swiss-tv-executive-led

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Nine ways to keep The Wright Stuff going without Matthew Wright (New Statesman)

The golden age of TV is over…

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No, China isn’t Black Mirror – social credit scores are more complex and sinister than that (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/world/asia/2018/04/no-china-isn-t-black-mirror-social-credit-scores-are-more-complex-and-sinister

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Westworld tricked its fans with a spoiler prank – but is the show even worth spoiling? (New Statesman)

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/tv-radio/2018/04/westworld-tricked-its-fans-spoiler-prank-show-even-worth-spoiling