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Duran Duran And The Power Of Teen Girls

Duran Duran's concert film Arena (An Absurd Notion).

Duran Duran’s concert film Arena (An Absurd Notion).

More than three decades ago a concert film by Duran Duran called Arena (An Absurd Notion) featured spirited young women rising up and asserting their power against a cruel older male villain.

In its way, which was perhaps more artful, fanciful and grander than the average concert doc, the film seemed to predate and predict the coming of contemporary callout culture.

Sarah wrote about the film and its prescience for A.Side.

To read the story go here.


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Samaritan News 10 Pack: Bono Bike, Star Wars, Harrison Ford

Bono bicycle

Bono bicycle

I’ve been doing a bunch of stuff  over at the music-ish charity ‘n’ good news website Samaritan Mag so I decided to collect some of my latest pieces all in one place.

Here are 10 of these stories…

Bono Bravely Offers Bicycle Tour With Him As Prize To Support AIDS Charity (RED)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Takes Children’s Hospital Patients To See Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Toy Company Mattel To Help Patients In Children’s Hospitals Play

Blues Musician and Liver Transplant Recipient Walter Trout To Support British Liver Trust

Mark Zuckerberg To Donate 99 Percent Of His Facebook Shares Towards Future Causes

Harrison Ford Promotes Charitable Contest To Attend Star Wars: The Force Awakens Premiere

MusiCounts Aeroplan Mile Donations Receive Triple Their Value This Week

Blindfolded Muslim Man Seeks Hugs From Paris Mourners (Video)

Andy Kim Christmas Concert To Benefit CAMH Lineup Revealed

Duran Duran to Donate Proceeds After Eagles Of Death Metal Fans ‘Save A Prayer’ Campaign

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