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Can We Separate Art from its Artist? A Response to the Kevin Spacey Scandal 

18 Nov 17

Comment Writer Holly Pittaway argues Kevin Spacey’s art shouldn’t suffer for his wrong doings The post Can We Separate Art from its Artist? A Response to the Kevin Spacey Scandal appeared first on Redbrick .


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Yet Another Scandal: The Paradise Papers 

18 Nov 17

Comment Writer Martha Bird highlights the scandal the leaked Paradise Papers have exposed The post Yet Another Scandal: The Paradise Papers appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: The Florida Project 

17 Nov 17

Film Critic Todd Waugh Ambridge gives The Florida Project a perfect score, a must see film for fans of I, Daniel Blake The post Review: The Florida Project appeared first on Redbrick .


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Unpaid Internships Are a Joke 

17 Nov 17

Comment Editor Kat Smith discusses why she will not be taking an unpaid internship and why students should not be expected to work for free The post Unpaid Internships Are a Joke appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: Paddington 2 

17 Nov 17

Film Critic Ellen Macleod finds that Paddington 2 is lacking nothing and is simply wholesome family The post Review: Paddington 2 appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Vance Joy – Like Gold 

17 Nov 17

Redbrick’s Barney Whiteside looks forward to Vance Joy’s upcoming album following another impressive single The post Single Review: Vance Joy – Like Gold appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Dekmantel Warehouse Project 

17 Nov 17

Dekmantel take their Warehouse Project to Manchester; Redbrick’s Luke Bohanan follows and reviews The post Live Review: Dekmantel Warehouse Project appeared first on Redbrick .


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Don’t Blame Lecturers for Panopto Policy Breach 

17 Nov 17

Comment Writer James Moran argues that it is the University, not individual lecturers, who are to blame for the controversy surrounding Panopto The post Don’t Blame Lecturers for Panopto Policy Breach appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: DJ Artwork 

17 Nov 17

After an exceptional festival set over the summer, Greg Woodin is slightly underwhelmed by DJ Artwork’s Hare and Hounds gig The post Live Review: DJ Artwork appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer 

16 Nov 17

Film Critic Luis Frejo flies the flag for an alternative style of filmmaking in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, the latest from Yorgos Lanthimos The post Review: The Killing of a Sacred Deer appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: Murder on the Orient Express 

16 Nov 17

Film Critic Phoebe Christofi advises you book a ticket on the orient express, so long as Poirot joins you The post Review: Murder on the Orient Express appeared first on Redbrick .


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Spotlight On: Gecko 

16 Nov 17

Sophie Rashley turns a spotlight on local Birmingham artist Gecko, an eccentric comedian-singer-songwriter with a heck of a lot of fresh talent The post Spotlight On: Gecko appeared first on Redbrick .


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Maple Bankians: United in Our Struggle 

16 Nov 17

Comment Writer Lily Haugh smiles through the pain of living in accommodation ignored by the university’s plethora of renovations The post Maple Bankians: United in Our Struggle appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Afterlife at Printworks 

16 Nov 17

Redbrick’s Nathan Davies heads down to London to catch the Printworks’ instalment of the Afterlife parties The post Live Review: Afterlife at Printworks appeared first on Redbrick .


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Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: Two Sides to the Same Coin of Government Incompetency 

16 Nov 17

Comment Writer Rhi Storer criticises the embarrassing incompetency of May’s cabinet The post Priti Patel and Boris Johnson: Two Sides to the Same Coin of Government Incompetency appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Sia – Santa’s Coming For Us 

16 Nov 17

Sia’s latest single breaks the mold of the Christmas song by actually being bearable, says Natasha Burden The post Single Review: Sia – Santa’s Coming For Us appeared first on Redbrick .


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Free Education: Time to Seize the Moment 

14 Nov 17

Comment Writer James Brackley argues a free university education is within our grasp The post Free Education: Time to Seize the Moment appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All 

14 Nov 17

Sam Smith’s sophomore effort is emotionally raw and potent, yet shows signs of stagnation, Comment Editor Kat Smith reviews The post Album Review: Sam Smith – The Thrill of It All appeared first on Redbrick .


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Spotlight On: JAWS 

14 Nov 17

Redbrick’s Laura Mosley turns our attention to up-and-coming local indie band, JAWS The post Spotlight On: JAWS appeared first on Redbrick .


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Balfour Declaration: Britain should have apologised to Palestine 

14 Nov 17

Comment Writer Tom Shacklock criticises Theresa May on her lack of empathy towards Palestine The post Balfour Declaration: Britain should have apologised to Palestine appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Tom Misch – Movie 

14 Nov 17

Music writer Rhi Storer checks out the first single from Tom Misch’s long-awaited debut album The post Single Review: Tom Misch – Movie appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? 

13 Nov 17

Taylor Swift’s latest single from her upcoming album is the most promising so far, reviews Redbrick’s Suraj Hallan The post Single Review: Taylor Swift – …Ready For It? appeared first on Redbrick .


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On Yer Hired Bike 

13 Nov 17

Comment Writer Sam Yearley claims that UoB do not need Santander bikes on campus The post On Yer Hired Bike appeared first on Redbrick .


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Mohamed Salah: Stunning Start At Liverpool 

13 Nov 17

Sport Editor Leanne Prescott discusses Mohamed Salah’s brilliant start to life at Liverpool, having scored 12 goals in 17 games The post Mohamed Salah: Stunning Start At Liverpool appeared first on Redbrick .


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An Independent Catalonia is a Pipe Dream 

13 Nov 17

Comment Writer Harpreet Pannu explores the over reaction from Catalonians’ in their quest for independence The post An Independent Catalonia is a Pipe Dream appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Sam Smith – Burning 

13 Nov 17

Ahead of his sophomore release The Thrill of It All, Olivia Francis-Pape finds Sam Smith’s latest single reaches new emotive heights The post Single Review: Sam Smith – Burning appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: Newton Faulkner – Hit The Ground Running 

13 Nov 17

Newton Faulkner’s latest album is a feel-good fan pleaser, reviews Georgia Davis The post Album Review: Newton Faulkner – Hit The Ground Running appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Superfood 

11 Nov 17

David Evans checks out an electric homecoming gig at Mama Roux’s from Birmingham britpop duo Superfood The post Live Review: Superfood appeared first on Redbrick .


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The Necessity of the T-Charge 

11 Nov 17

The environment needs to get back on the political agenda, argues Comment Writer Rahim Mohamed The post The Necessity of the T-Charge appeared first on Redbrick .


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Tables Turning: Sainsbury’s New Record Label 

11 Nov 17

Redbrick’s Rhiannon Storer weighs up the pros and cons of Sainsbury’s launching their own record label The post Tables Turning: Sainsbury’s New Record Label appeared first on Redbrick .


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Hollywood’s Diversity Problem 

11 Nov 17

With the recent release of the trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther Film Contributor Emma Curzon discusses the diversity problem that still plagues the film industry The post Hollywood’s Diversity Problem appeared first on Redbrick .


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Album Review: Zhao – Ride EP 

9 Nov 17

Kylie McCormick explores up-and-coming electronic artist, Zhao’s, mystical recent EP The post Album Review: Zhao – Ride EP appeared first on Redbrick .


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BUCS Netball Clean Sweep On Fantastic BUCS Wednesday 

9 Nov 17

UoB Netball won all of their home games last BUCS Wednesdays in an impressive start to November for the club The post BUCS Netball Clean Sweep On Fantastic BUCS Wednesday appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Taylor Swift – Call It What You Want 

9 Nov 17

Ahead of the release of Reputation, Kat Smith searches for a glimmer of the old Taylor in her latest single The post Single Review: Taylor Swift – Call It What You Want appeared first on Redbrick .


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News Has No Gender 

9 Nov 17

Comment Writer Elin Kaemmer-Bailey critcises the ‘female’ sections in popular newspapers The post News Has No Gender appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Paloma Faith – Guilty 

9 Nov 17

Music Critic Tasha Burden reviews Paloma Faith’s surprisingly political latest single The post Single Review: Paloma Faith – Guilty appeared first on Redbrick .


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Prejudice in University Admissions Needs To Stop 

9 Nov 17

Comment Writer Lily Haugh explores elitism and prejudice at Oxbridge and other Russell Group universities, arguing that it needs to end The post Prejudice in University Admissions Needs To Stop appeared first on Redbrick .


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The Common Goal Initiative: What It Is, and Why It Matters 

9 Nov 17

Alex Alton looks at Juan Mata’s Common Goal initiative and why more footballers should be involved in movements like it The post The Common Goal Initiative: What It Is, and Why It Matters appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Zara Larsson 

7 Nov 17

Redbrick’s Ben Johns heads down to the O2 Academy to check out pop princess Zara Larsson’s show The post Live Review: Zara Larsson appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Santan Dave – Question Time 

7 Nov 17

Jonah Corren dissects Santan Dave’s most recent politically-outspoken single The post Single Review: Santan Dave – Question Time appeared first on Redbrick .


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Essential Albums: Madonna – Erotica 

6 Nov 17

Madonna’s 1992 visual album represents a landmark in queer and feminist pop music, argues News Editor Gregory Robinson The post Essential Albums: Madonna – Erotica appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: The Haunting 

6 Nov 17

Music Editor Issy Campbell reviews the popular pre-Halloween party: The Haunting The post Live Review: The Haunting appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Metronomy 

6 Nov 17

Tom Jones is drawn in by Metronomy’s disco-tinged dance extravaganza at their O2 Institute show The post Live Review: Metronomy appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: First Aid Kit – Postcard 

4 Nov 17

First Aid Kit continue their streak of classic folk hits, reviews Rhiannon Storer The post Single Review: First Aid Kit – Postcard appeared first on Redbrick .


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Preview: Jamie XX at The Warehouse Project 

4 Nov 17

Caitlin Nash anticipates a unique and mysterious daytime rave curated by Jamie XX The post Preview: Jamie XX at The Warehouse Project appeared first on Redbrick .


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Single Review: Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending 

4 Nov 17

Franz Ferdinand impress Katie Leigh-Lancaster with an infectious comeback single, but don’t do quite enough to ascend to the heights of their own legacy The post Single Review: Franz Ferdinand – Always Ascending appeared first on Redbrick .


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Hillary Clinton: What Really Happened? 

4 Nov 17

Comment Writers Emma Kent and Tom Rose explore the themes behind Hillary Clinton’s What Happened, and some of the lessons to be learned from her campaign The post Hillary Clinton: What Really Happened? appeared first on Redbrick .


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Common Goal: An Unparalleled Social Movement 

3 Nov 17

Paper editor Alex Alton gives an insight into social media movement ‘Common Goal.


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Redbrick Rewind: Escape from New York 

3 Nov 17

Still reeling from Blade Runner: 2049 Film Critic Luis Freijo revisits another old sci-fi classic: John Carpenter’s Escape from New York The post Redbrick Rewind: Escape from New York appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: The Horrors 

3 Nov 17

Charlotte Russell catches a calm and intimate set from genre-bending punks The Horrors The post Live Review: The Horrors appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: The Night Owl’s Even Stranger Things Party 

3 Nov 17

Music Editor Emily Barker celebrates her birthday in retro style at The Night Owl’s 80s-themed Halloween party The post Live Review: The Night Owl’s Even Stranger Things Party appeared first on Redbrick .


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FIFA Awards Roundup 

3 Nov 17

Olli Meek reports on the FIFA Football Awards, with a cohort of Real Madrid and Barcelona players picking up a host of awards once again.


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Lewis Equals The Greats: Hamilton Secures 4th World Drivers’ Championship 

3 Nov 17

Sport writer David Garbutt reviews Lewis Hamilton’s fourth World Drivers’ Championship  The post Lewis Equals The Greats: Hamilton Secures 4th World Drivers’ Championship appeared first on Redbrick .


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Spotlight On: Tenpin Bowling 

3 Nov 17

Redbrick Sport turn the spotlight to Tenpin Bowling, asking a series of questions about the sport The post Spotlight On: Tenpin Bowling appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Joey Bada$$ 

2 Nov 17

Kieran Read witnesses a euphoric set courtesy of emerging rapper, Joey Badass.


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International Selection and Early Season Success for Birmingham Lions Dodgeball 

2 Nov 17

Sports Writer Rachael Potter discusses the recent success of the Birmingham Dodgeball Team The post International Selection and Early Season Success for Birmingham Lions Dodgeball appeared first on Redbrick .


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Spotlight On: Wing Chun Kung Fu 

2 Nov 17

Redbrick Sport delve into the Wing Chun Kung Fu society with a short Q&A The post Spotlight On: Wing Chun Kung Fu appeared first on Redbrick .


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Live Review: Little Dragon 

2 Nov 17

Little Dragon’s ethereal set at the Roundhouse produces a predictably gushing review from Music’s Emily Barker The post Live Review: Little Dragon appeared first on Redbrick .


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Review: Breathe 

2 Nov 17

Film Critic Tom Smith-Wrinch applauds the emotional honesty of Andy Serkis’ directorial debut Breathe The post Review: Breathe appeared first on Redbrick .


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Animal Experimentation: Right or Wrong? 

2 Nov 17

Comment Writer Rhi Storer debates the ethics of Animal Testing The post Animal Experimentation: Right or Wrong? appeared first on Redbrick .