‘Once Upon A Time in Hollywood Hypocrisy’: We Need to Start Questioning Hollywood’s Performative Politics

Rihab Attioui, MA Postcolonial Studies  “‘You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing of the real world’ applied to everyone in that room the night of the Golden Globes – including Ricky Gervais.” By now, you will have all heard about the melodramatically controversial opening monologue given at the 2020 […]

Is Celebrity Culture Political? Zionism Prevails in Hollywood, Again

Yasmin Elsouda, BA International Relations Whether or not celebrity culture should be politicised is incessantly debated in the media. Is Kanye crazy? Shouldn’t Kaepernick just stick to sports? Why is Kim in The White House? The notion that popular culture is somehow isolated from the rest of the world and does not intersect with politics […]