Benji Hyer replies to a listener from New Orleans in support of the removal of confederate statues...
The protests in Charlottesville were at their heart in relation to the proposed removal of a statue of Robert E Lee, an American general known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War.
The recent debate – often violent – regarding the removal of Confederate monuments has taken the United States by storm.
Decisions by local governments to remove those memorials serving as an offensive reminder of America’s history of slavery and racial oppression has triggered a backlash from a vocal group of Americans who see this as an attempt to subvert their history and culture.
President Donald Trump waded into the debate on Thursday, tweeting that the controversial monuments are “beautiful” and bemoaning that their beauty would be “greatly missed” from cities. Maine Governor Paul LePage added on Thursday that removing them would serve simply to whitewash history.
Lekhika Chaudhary gives you the tips to enable you to make the most out of YALC
The Young Adult Literature Convention took place for the first time in 2014 and it returned this year in full force. Inviting everyone with a love for books, it allows you to learn so much more about the world of publishing. Here are a few tips on how to have an amazing weekend at YALC.
Here are Lekhika Chaudhary’s tips on how to how to get the most out of the event.
1 – Create a timetable
Make sure you know in advance what the schedule is like. This is super important as then you can plan what workshops, panels, talks to attend and which authors to meet. This also ensures that you don’t end up missing out on something key! Everything is up on the YALC website and the timetable is released well in advance! This will ensure you have a smooth weekend and that it is…
Lekhika Chaudhary has all of your tips on how to survive London Film & Comic Con!
London Film and Comic Con takes over the whole of London Olympia to bring you 3 jam-packed days. From your favourite movie and TV stars, hundreds of stalls of merchandise, photo opportunities, guest talks and autograph sessions: here are a few tips to ensure you have a fantastic three days!
Here are Lekhika Chaudhary’s tips on how to survive the manic event!
1 – Look at the prices in advance
With a huge number of guests coming to do photoshoots, sign autographs and host talks, it is best to have a look at the cost in advance and plan for it! Also, the price list includes at what day your chosen guest will be coming! In some cases, you can buy and pay for certain events online; which can save you time on the day.
2 – Divide your time evenly
LFCC plays host to many things.…
Myles McCaulskey's picks this week include Fredo, J HUS and more.
Every week, Myles McCaulskey picks his Top 5 favourite hip-hop tracks that he's been listening to over the past week. We reveal the list right here, every Wednesday.
1. Davido – Pere (feat. Young Thug & Rae Sremmurd)
The Afro-Rap wave continues. This time Nigerian artist Davido links up with Young Thug & Rae Sremmurd for an infectious banger. The video looks cool too. Issa Vibe!
2. AJ x Deno – Chase
The next generation are going to do big things in music. Here’s a sample of that. AJ X Deno have collaborated on a few tunes so far, but this one for me is the best one yet! I’m excited for their future!
3. Fredo – Real Like That
Straight bars. Fredo is a dope rapper with a big career ahead of him. It’s Real Like That.