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The Royal Exchange Theatre gets political (sort of)

The Royal Exchange Theatre gets political (sort of)

This year’s festive musical at the Royal Exchange Theatre is Betty: A sort of Musical, which (sort of) tells the story of Baroness Betty Boothroyd, who is (sort of) played by Maxine Peake
How our popular culture has failed us

How our popular culture has failed us

The glamourisation of wealth, and the acceptance of inequality, is indicative of society’s failure as a whole
Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

Sunak science: Can the new PM be trusted?

With (another) new prime minister in power, we investigate his record on science and how that might impact the UK’s scientific community
Rishi Sunak: Mission Impossible

Rishi Sunak: Mission Impossible

Rishi Sunak faces an impossible mission as Britain’s new PM and leader of the Tory Party
Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Agony Aunt Angela: Politics and silence

Is gender just about women, or do men have a voice too? Conflicted, this politics student doesn’t know where he stands.
Interview: Sleaford Mods

Interview: Sleaford Mods

Freya Thomson chats to Sleaford Mods about politics, fame, music, and social media.
Live Review: Yard Act – Completely chaotic in the best way possible

Live Review: Yard Act – Completely chaotic in the best way possible

Head Music Editor Sarah Taylor reviews a riotous return to Manchester from Leeds post-punk band and masters of satire Yard Act.
Irish Politics, not for the Feint hearted: Sinn Fein to lead Stormont for the first time in 100 years

Irish Politics, not for the Feint hearted: Sinn Fein to lead Stormont for the first time in 100 years

Does Sinn Fein’s recent electoral victory secure the possibility of reunification for Ireland?
A roundup of the best Food Podcasts

A roundup of the best Food Podcasts

Whether it’s a long train journey ahead, an afternoon pottering in the kitchen, or you’re finally planning to tackle the washing up, the following food podcasts are here to keep you company.
The Mancunion Presents: This Girl Can Run

The Mancunion Presents: This Girl Can Run

This Girl Can Run is taking place on March 16th to celebrate Manchester’s Reclaim the Night.
Out of the frying pan into the fire: Who could replace BoJo?

Out of the frying pan into the fire: Who could replace BoJo?

Boris Johnson’s premiership is as tenuous as ever – but any replacement would spell the return of Thatcherism
Feminism: Where do men belong?

Feminism: Where do men belong?

Recently UoM’s Feminist Society held a discussion around men’s role in feminism, and how feminists feel about it
In Conversation with: SPINN

In Conversation with: SPINN

Ahead of the release of their second LP ‘Outside Of The Blue’, Sarah Taylor sits down with Jonny Quinn of SPINN to chat taking inspiration from mental health, politics, horror films and Christmas!
Vaccine politics is driving the world further apart

Vaccine politics is driving the world further apart

Clementine Lawrence looks at how a Coronavirus vaccine has driven the world apart, rather than pulling us together as it should have done
Britain’s love of political satire has birthed the likes of Boris

Britain’s love of political satire has birthed the likes of Boris

Clementine Lawrence explores the ways in which political satire has become a double-edged sword
Why aren’t we talking about the Indian farmers’ protests?

Why aren’t we talking about the Indian farmers’ protests?

Farmers across India are taking to the streets to protest their governments new agricultural laws
Diego Maradona: The Golden Boy

Diego Maradona: The Golden Boy

Deputy Sports Editor Thomas Baer looks back on the life and legend of golden boy Diego Maradona
Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Review: Hillbilly Elegy

Even though it has two iconic actresses at the centre, Hillbilly Elegy is unable to engage with the big ideas at its centre due to dull writing and bad characterisation
US election 2020: Who’s going to win?

US election 2020: Who’s going to win?

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy explores Trump’s shock victory, the 2020 polls, and possible scenarios that could ensue after the US presidential election – for instance, if Trump loses, will he actually go away?
Joe Biden’s running mate: the last women standing

Joe Biden’s running mate: the last women standing

Theatre Editor Jay Darcy goes through the women who presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden might choose to be his running mate

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