Stories by Ben Allen

The Only Way To Stop Toxic Gamer Culture: Start Playing Out Loud

Racism, misogyny and queerphobia don’t have to be a normal part of playing online games, especially if more of us oppose it.

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Entertainment
The World of Weird Eurovision: 5 Countries who Tried Too Hard to Win

Some countries try to win Eurovision with off-the-wall, cutting-edge acts — and they usually end up crashed and burned … except for a notable few

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Music
That Time an Evil Genius Reinvented Eurovision and Destroyed France Gall’s Innocence

The totally true story of how an evil pop-genius changed the world’s largest singing competition and disgraced a young pop starlet.

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Art
Ashes to Ashes, Fun to Funky: Gilgamesh, Odysseus, and the Ascent of the Homo Superior

David Bowie, the writer of the defining myth of our century, has died. Find out why Major Tom will go down with Odysseus, Gilgamesh, and the other great myths.

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