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There’s a noticeable trend on social media — mostly on Twitter, it seems — whereby there are no grey areas to any subject, issue or person. It seems everything, at all costs, has to be divided strictly into a black or white category. A kind of immature grasp of what it is to be human in 2021: something is either brilliant, or it’s evil. There is seemingly no room for the in-betweens, for the open-minds or lingering uncertainties.

Social media apparently has it all — the judge, the jury and the hangman.

If somebody with any influence — whether it’s…


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Morrissey on stage

There’s an emergence of voices rising from the rotting grave of political correctness lately, in a feeble attempt to somehow make Morrissey’s art into nothing more than a shadow of The Smiths. In reality though, to many, he was the beating heart of the much-loved 80s quartet and unlike his bandmates, he became so much more.

There are many voices online using the tired old trope, “I won’t listen to Morrissey because I don’t agree with his views, but I’ll always have The Smiths.” If this sentiment were limited only to the dull echo chambers of anonymous social media users…


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Fiona Dodwell takes Medium readers on a journey of the TV star’s career so far…

Yvette Fielding: she is, quite simply, one of Britain’s most loved television stars. She made a name for herself at the tender age of 18 years, after becoming one of Blue Peter’s youngest ever hosts on the classic BBC show. During her role on the popular daytime programme, Fielding soon became one of the all-time favourite presenters to regular viewers. …


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British pop icon Morrissey reached the heights of music royalty when he fronted The Smiths, the band which catapulted him to fame in the late 80’s. After the band’s demise, the much-loved ringleader of the outcasts embarked on a solo music career, which has (so far) spanned an impressive four decades.

With classic tracks such as Everyday Is Like Sunday, Suedehead, The More You Ignore Me, The Closer I Get and Spent The Day In Bed, Morrissey has certainly proven his credentials time and time again as one of the greatest wordsmiths of a generation. …


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It’s hard to believe that the man who carved out his niche as the patron saint of the outcast in the 80's is now in his fourth decade of music-making. There’s a lot of internet mythology and needless controversy surrounding Morrissey, but despite this, few would dare to contend the fact that the British music icon has penned more than his fair share of classics.

Whether it’s the garage rock grittiness of his 2009 release Years of Refusal, or the sweeping strings and classical sounding sobriety of Ringleaders of the Tormentors, Morrissey has nailed it again and again both as…

Fiona Dodwell

Freelance writer and published author.

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