Influencers: How a ‘new breed’ of social media stars changed the game

Your last name doesn’t have to be Jenner or Kardashian to be able to make a living from social media posts, as a new generation of influencers and “micro-influencers” are proving. It’s perfectly possible you’ve never heard of James Charles. Birmingham City Council clearly hadn’t. They were taken by surprise by More...

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By SLPundit On Sunday, April 21st, 2019
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The special flavour of rock’n’roll Beijing

The indie bands of the Chinese capital, Beijing, have their own raw, distinctive sound, says the BBC’s Stephen McDonell – partly because they are so isolated from the rest of the rock’n’roll More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Avengers Endgame: The Marvel Cinematic Universe explained

SPOILER ALERT! This article contains details of the plots of some Marvel films, including recent releases. Marvel sequel Avengers: Endgame hits UK cinemas on 25 April and is widely expected to be the biggest release More...

By SLPundit On Saturday, April 20th, 2019
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Adele splits from husband Simon Konecki

Adele has separated from her husband Simon Konecki, representatives for the singer have confirmed. In a statement on Friday, they said the pair were “committed to raising their son together lovingly”. More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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BTS become first Korean artists to top UK chart

South Korean boyband BTS have landed their first ever UK number one album with the philosophy-inspired Map of the Soul: Persona. It means the seven-member group is now the first Korean act to score a chart-topping More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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Lil Dicky’s all-star environmental music video goes viral

An all-star animated environmental music video featuring the voices of Justin Bieber, Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande has gone viral on social media. The song Earth, by comedian and rapper Lil Dicky, also has cameos More...

By SLPundit On Friday, April 19th, 2019
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David Attenborough climate change TV show a ‘call to arms’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Sir David Attenborough’s new BBC documentary on climate change has been praised by TV critics. Climate Change – The Facts, shown on BBC One More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Jung lovers: BTS delve into psychology on their album, Map Of The Soul

Almost 30 years ago, in a classroom in the Jung Institute of Evanston, Illinois, Dr Murray Stein delivered a series of lectures that have had an unexpected impact on pop history. The topic was Carl Jung, the More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Bill McKibben on how we might avert climate change suicide

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben wrote the first book on climate change for general readers, The End of Nature; it didn’t save the world, but McKibben hasn’t stopped trying. The Vermont-based author and activist’s More...

By SLPundit On Thursday, April 18th, 2019
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Here are the films playing at Cannes this year

British filmmaker Ken Loach’s new movie will premiere at Cannes next month, in what the film festival’s director Thierry Fremaux has described as a “highly political” year. Loach, 82, More...