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Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

Mirai of the future review: An enchanting story of childhood

art, Arts, culture, Culture, Entertainment, film, Film & TV
Anime genius Mamoru Hosoda portrays, in his latest picture, the beauty within day-to-day life through a child’s eyes. There is a time in every sibling’s life where envy is deeply endured, time is temporarily interrupted and attention is immensely craved. This is the inevitable moment in which childhood meets maturity- that is depicted so poignantly and innocently by director Mamoru Hosoda. In this charming film, Kun (Moka Kamishiraishi) a 4-year-old boy who is accustomed to the undivided attention of his parents, experiences the challenging phase of becoming a brother when his baby sister, Mirai, arrives home. Kun’s furious tantrums lead him to experience the visit of three fantasised characters like an early Christmas Carol, which include his recently deceased great-grandfather,
Was word of the year wasted?

Was word of the year wasted?

Culture, Lifestyle
Collins Dictionary has just announced their word of the year: single-use. In a year of activism and politics, how can just one word be picked to represent 2018? BREAKING! The Collins Word of the Year 2018 is... single-use ♻ Discover the full shortlist & find out more: https://t.co/zPFXYBvXzb #CollinsWOTY #WordOfTheYear pic.twitter.com/gojH2f4P8Z — Collins Dictionary (@CollinsDict) November 7, 2018 Also making the shortlist for word of the year were terms such as ‘#MeToo,’ ‘gammon,’ ‘VAR,’ and ‘floss.’ An argument could be made for each of these as to why they should be word of the year. #MeToo sparked a powerful movement that is still making waves today and holding abusers accountable. Collins notes that the phrase has moved past just a hashtag and evolved to be part of ou
Justin Trudeau’s first three years in office: Could his ways benefit The UK?

Justin Trudeau’s first three years in office: Could his ways benefit The UK?

Feminism, Investigations, Society, Specials
Justin Trudeau became the Prime Minister of Canada on November 4, 2015, exactly three years ago today. In that time he has accomplished a lot and made various changes; both within the Canadian government and on a nationwide scale. To commemorate the third anniversary of his time in office, here are the top three Trudeau-isms, that would have a positive impact on the UK if borrowed by our government: A gender-equal cabinet In a world where politics is dominated by the men, Trudeau famously made sure his cabinet screams equality, because, in his words at the time, “it’s 2015!” The cabinet is exactly 50 percent male and 50 percent female At the Women in the World Summit in New York, Trudeau explained the background to his plan for gender equality in the cabinet: "Before it coul
Black and proud for a reason, not just for a season: These are the people putting black voices at the forefront all year round

Black and proud for a reason, not just for a season: These are the people putting black voices at the forefront all year round

Culture, Featured, Investigations, Magazines, Specials
Alas, another Black History Month has come to an end! October promises 31 days of recognition for Britain’s Black communities and their contributions and every year it increasingly feels like a cheap consolation for the fact that those very communities, the issues facing them as well as their triumphs, are largely ignored the rest of the time.     That’s why it’s important to promote black voices in the media and give airtime to black faces. The people working hard to ensure our stories are on the agenda and important dialogues around race in this country are being had throughout the year deserve recognition beyond the month of October, as do the aspects of our communities that we hold dearest. Here is a list of some exciting black journalists and creatives who ha
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