Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street

Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street Murdoch executives met PM or chancellor 10 times in a year – more than any other media organisation, report reveals Senior executives from Rupert Murdoch-owned companies met the prime minister or chancellor 10 times in a year – more than any other media organisation, according … More Rupert Murdoch accused of enjoying ‘astounding access’ to Downing Street

Places and forms of power – Vocabulary

Places and forms of power   Vocabulary activist = militant advertising = publicité advocate = partisan to advocate for = militer pour authoritarian, authoritative = autoritaire authority = autorité balance of power = équilibre des pouvoirs to be biased = avoir un parti-pris behind the scenes = en coulisses big shot/wheel = gros bonnet/huile/poisson to … More Places and forms of power – Vocabulary

‘The Histomap’, by John B. Spark, featuring 4000 years of world’s history of power comprehended in a single map

This map, created by John B. Spark and first published by Rand McNally in 1931, features 4000 years of the entire world’s history while showing the relative power of contemporary states, nations and empires, for viewers to see “the big picture”. 

Merry robotic Xmas

It’s no Christmas No 1, but AI-generated song brings festive cheer to researchers ‘Neural karaoke’ program can take any digital photo and transform it into a computer-generated singalong It will not, if there is any certainty left in the world, top the charts this Christmas. But what it lacks in party hit potential, it more … More Merry robotic Xmas

‘White People’, MTV’s groundbreaking documentary about race, by José Antonio Vargas [Video]

+++++ Branching out +++++ • To learn more about what the term “white privilege” refers to, you can these articles here and here. • Watch the trailer for “Dear White People”, a 2015 film directed by Justin Simien: • Read this comic about priviledges by Jamie the ignorant American: