John Burns
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John is a writer, editor, and teacher from Nottingham.

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Through The Eyes of Children: The Politics of Isolation in Shane Meadows' Two Coming-of-Age Films | 30 May 2017 // 10:00 PM

This Is England and A Room for Romeo Brass compassionately articulate the theme of accelerated childhood that pervades so much of Meadows’ work.


'The Big Red Book of Modern Chinese Literature' Opens Doors Hitherto Closed to Us | 18 Sep 2017 // 5:30 AM

Yunte Huang grapples with some monumental subject matter, and the results are spellbinding.

'Brexit and the British' Examines the Emotional State of a Divided Union | 17 Aug 2017 // 9:45 PM

With tempers frayed and friendships tested following the Brexit referendum, it's easy to lose sight of what it means to be British at all.


'The Story of 90 Coins' Tackles Imperfect Romance | 16 Aug 2017 // 3:30 AM

Michael Wong’s critically-acclaimed short film debut turns on the charm and leaves us with a familiar question about relationships.

//Mixed media


"No Dollars in Duende": On Making Uncompromising, Spirited Music

// Sound Affects

"On the elusive yet clearly existential sadness that adds layers and textures to music.

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