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VLOGGING: How I started vlogging about Romania for English speakers

Simon’s Cat, Maxim Bady and, more recently, Langfocus – these are some of the YouTube channels I follow. The first two provide pure fun, while the last presents languages in their historical context. As a consumer of vlogs myself, what do I aim to do with my vlogging? A month ago I published the teaser for…

SATURDAY REVIEW: “The Greatest Showman” loses to the intensity of “Moulin Rouge”

The Greatest Showman promised entertainment and it delivered exactly that. A change for Hugh Jackman after the heavy, dark Logan, it excited me to see the actor in the character of an inspired businessman. However, I held off from reviewing until I had, finally, also watched Moulin Rouge. Lively dance routines and positive vibes fill…

MapMyCV: a coding team as diverse as it gets

The School of Code presented their first Bootcamp recruits mid-January, with a Demo Day to show off their projects. Out of the five teams, MapMyCV stood out through its diversity and the practicality of their product: a visual, digitized CV. The team members came from as different backgrounds as it gets. All the 19 code…

Saturday Review: Transcendence or why AI ends badly

With a movie like Transcendence, I struggle to write a review free of spoilers. All the action and situations wrap around the core idea and they don’t make so much sense without it. More than a sci-fi production about AI, this 2014 film talks about a major ethical issue.  Scientist Evelyn Carter faces her husband…

Saturday review: Tim Burton enchants with gifts of beauty and peculiarity

The Florence and The Machine video from “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” illustrates the movie better than the trailer does. It captures the feeling of that world, it plunges deeply into the heart of beauty and darkness of this Gothic treasure Tim Burton gave us in 2016. The music video presents it in a…

INTERVIEWS: UK authors and artists showcase at Birmingham Comic Art Show

About 60 comics sellers, artists and writers displayed their work at Birmingham Comic Art Show last weekend. Brighton based author Kevin Gunstone and Manchester illustrator James Chapman talked to Landinside about their books. Hosted by Birmingham City University, the event offered both a chance to meet creators from the industry and panels to discuss and find out more. Most visitors stopped at…

VIDEO Antifascists and Britain First dispute the streets of Birmingham

On Saturday afternoon, June 24, antifascist protesters opposed Britain First supporters rallying in the city centre. With anger on both sides, they targeted each other with mirroring chants: “Nazi scum, out of Brum” versus “Muslim scum, off our streets”.  With video footage from the starting point, interviews with protesters and supporters, and the Britain First march to Centenary Square, Landinside…

Amirah Foundation invites Brummies to show solidarity over Ramadan

As Ramadan started, Amirah Foundation organised an event to explain the meaning of this fasting period for Muslims. At the same time, charity representatives explained how their work intensifies over this time, as even more women and children need their support.  Organised at the Women’s Enterprise Hub, the event brought together representatives of Birmingham Central…