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The London Riots Weren't the Product of a Disaffected and Volatile New Underclass - it's Flash-looting and Mischief 2.0

(9) Comments | Posted 12 August 2011 | (07:00)

If you ever wanted to know what a real zombie outbreak would look like, you only had to tune into Sky News on Monday night. Scenes of riot gear-clad police tentatively lined up on a deserted city street - the eerie silence lifted by a roar as a hoard of...

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What If The Only Way Is Essex Wasn't A Sign Of The Apocalypse?

(3) Comments | Posted 5 July 2011 | (13:18)

Described as both 'Big Brother without walls' and 'like glossy commercials for depersonalisation disorder,' the vagazzle surrounding shoe-string-budget reality soaps, The Only Way Is Essex and Made in Chelsea, is a social phenomenon in itself. Devoid of all conventional storytelling devices, it seems producers have found a way to create...

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