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Why the British Museum is anything but British

Why the British Museum is anything but British

Specials
Imagine someone walking into your house, studio or simply, your room. That someone believes it is okay to take some of your belongings and keep them around 5000 km away from you. Now let’s reflect. The British Museum claims to preserve a collection of around 8 million objects maintaining human history, culture and art ageing almost 2 million years. What they don’t claim is the right to treasure ownership. If it has not come to your attention yet, the museum stores world treasures previously taken under different circumstances from their rightful creators, owners and lands. The British Museum describes itself to be a “treasure trove” for objects that don’t even belong in Britain. Here is a quick tour on how the British Museum is anything but British:      
Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Why become a #MoSista this Movember?

Activism, Featured, Health, Investigations, Society, Specials
Mo Sistas is a way for women to participate in the Movember Movement this month. "I usually pluck it or I wax it. When I was younger, it was very lush – I had a passionate moustache – but it's kind of moved to under my chin now so we'll just see what we get.” https://www.instagram.com/p/BppQjBllH8l/ The Loose’s Women panellist Nadia Sawalha told her co-panellists on growing her stache this Movember. Sawalha is ditching her wax to show support for her husband who is growing his beard for the movement. Movember began in 2004 in Melbourne, Australia when a bunch of friends decided to grow their moustache and commit to 30 hairy days to raise awareness for prostate cancer, testicular cancer and men’s mental health. It has since become a global men’s health movement. During Novemb
Changes must happen at all levels – Minorities’ representation in the entertainment industry

Changes must happen at all levels – Minorities’ representation in the entertainment industry

Entertainment, LGBTI+
On September 26thGLAAD released the latest “Where We are on TV” report, which tracks LGBT representation in the entertainment industry. This year’s findings were particularly outstanding. According to GLAAD, 8.8% of the upcoming characters for season 2018-2019 are going to be LGBT, with an increase of the 2.4% and Netflix was the streaming platform with the highest number of LGBT appearances. Also, this year, across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms, there are “26 regular and recurring transgender characters.” This seems to be a good sign that the industry is shifting to a more inclusive representation system. An interesting opinion on the topic of representation – of any kind – in the entertainment media was given by Osman Baig, during the Q&A after his new play Fake News
BBC vs Netflix – Is the entertainment industry changing?

BBC vs Netflix – Is the entertainment industry changing?

Entertainment
Ofcom’s first report of the year on the BBC came out yesterday October 25th, and pointed out a deep crisis on the appeal the public broadcaster has on a younger audience. Taking into consideration the 16-to-34-year-old category, the regulator found out a dramatic decrease in the ratings. For instance, BBC online channel Three, which directly aims at young people, could only reach 8% of 16-34s a week. This suggests a big shift in the entertainment industry and leads to imagine a changing scenario, where the main source of our generation’s contents to watch may no longer be the BBC. Younger consumers now have a wider variety of choices, with YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Prime video becoming more and more competitive in the market: the report claims that in this context the BBC is not m
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