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A force awakened: why so many find meaning in Star Wars

Patti McCarthy, University of the Pacific After witnessing the overwhelming popularity of Star Wars, director Francis Ford Coppola told George Lucas he should start his...

Sinatra’s films shattered the postwar myth of the white American male

Karen McNally, London Metropolitan University Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday on December 12 is being celebrated with all the requisite fanfare: Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary Sinatra:...

Sam Smith’s ambitious attempt to reshape the Bond song lands with...

Adrian Daub, Stanford University and Charles Kronengold, Stanford University Like most James Bond fans, we couldn’t wait to hear the theme song for Spectre, the...

Surviving street prostitution: two new films on harrowing realities for women...

By Karen Boyle, University of Stirling Fresh from its success at Sundance, where the British filmmaker Kim Longinotto picked up the World Cinema Documentary Directing...

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Underwater volcano creates huge floating islands of rock, disrupts shipping

By Simon Redfern, University of Cambridge Floating pumice. Jeff Butterworth A team of scientists from the UK, the US, Australia and New Zealand have modelled the fate...