Destroying Confederate statues cannot be seen as a crime against history

One of the more positive consequences of the horrific events in Charlottesville recently has been increased calls to tear down statues commemorating figures from the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Some, including one in Durham, NC, have already fallen. To many American citizens these statues symbolise the ideals the Confederacy stood for, in particular …

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My favourite films of 2016

2016 has been a torrid year for the blockbuster juggernaut films. Of the six major superhero films only two were generally well received (Deadpool and Captain America: Civil War). DC's attempts at rivalling Marvel's hegemony continued to unimpress and the X-Men franchise failed to live up to the heights of 2014's Days of Future Past with …