Migos and the Infectiousness of Ad-libs: How ‘Mumble’ Rappers are Taking Over Music

I’ll be honest – before Donald Glover did that shout-out to Migos during his Golden Globes’ acceptance speech, I didn’t really know who they were. I was too busy obsessing over being a pretentious music snob and claiming that I listen to ‘actual’ hip-hop, not ridiculous and cheesy trap anthems. After listening to Bad and…

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The Chaos of Poverty

The pandemonium inside the walls and minds of the underclass provides entertaining television for a society obsessed with being reminded of just how lucky they are. The underclass is often presented as a chaotic blend of unfruitful habits and distasteful choices, but the level of disarray suffered is often inescapable. Growing up poor is chaotic.…

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#MakeScienceCoolAgain – just how damaging is scientific inaccessibility?

The March for Science took place in cities across the world yesterday, with Washington’s protest seeing tens of thousands in attendance. People poured onto the streets in defiance of the impending budget cuts to research, vocalising the importance of science both on personal, and universal levels. However, in the midst of this positive solidarity, I was particularly struck…

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