Transfer Rumour Round-up 23/06-30/06

Naby Keita Linked Club: Liverpool ESPN Senior Writer and Times Columnist, Gabriele Marcotti, has claimed an agreement in principle has been made between Keita and Liverpool. A £70m bid is reportedly being readied by the Merseyside club. The Jist Rumour Rating: 3/5   Alvaro Morata Linked Club: Manchester United Alvaro Morata has told friends that a deal […]

Beware The Populist

Jeremy Corbyn, Bernie Sanders, and Donald Trump have far more in common than some people would probably realise. They all ran outsider “insurgent” campaigns, funded mostly from small individual donations – though in Trump’s case he ended up receiving support from numerous anti-Hillary super-pacs. They were all repeatedly dismissed by the media, declared as crazy, […]

How To Fix Translink: Step 1

Despite being the 22nd largest city in the UK, Belfast is the most congested city – even more so than London. Poorly designed urban infrastructure and dismal public transport services are the leading causes of this problem, so whilst it may be difficult to perform massive overhauls of the traffic system in central Belfast, there is […]

Mass-Media Glow-Up: Why Is TV So Pretty?

The formula for the typical television sit-com seems to consist of wide-shots, medium shots, two-shots, high-key lighting, and not a lot of visual change. However, recent series are bringing a challenge to this standard and rewriting the rules of what it’s possible to do (or spend) with a TV series. Stylistic shooting is bringing more […]