Five Myths Being Promoted because of ‘Benefits Street’

Benefits Street drew the biggest TV audience in over a year for one of the countries most watched TV channels. It is perhaps no surprise to see it generating such a huge debate about welfare benefits, crime and immigration; topics which the reality show covers in a divisive manner. Some claim that it’s a depiction … More Five Myths Being Promoted because of ‘Benefits Street’

When Ethics and Art Collide

It’s difficult to read a headline like that without imagining it being about some form of art which, intentionally or not, tries to disregard social ethics in its quest for meaning. Many artists make a name for themselves through such controversy; regardless of whether Guillermo “Habacuc” Vargas actually starved a dog as part of an … More When Ethics and Art Collide