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Rated Reads this week takes a look at the Twitter bot taking on the gender pay gap, the new celebrity divorce trend and TV's latest scammer obsession.
Celeb Trend Alert: Not Getting Divorced At All
Con artists and disruptors – TV’s latest obsessions
Bullet the red, white and blue sky: Why U2’s The Joshua Tree still resonates, 35 years on
It’s 35 years this week since U2 dropped the album that plenty of people consider the magnum opus of a long career, ‘The Joshua Tree’. For The Independent, Kevin E G Perry surveys the ongoing relevance of the classic album’s Reagan-era exploration of the disjunction between America’s idealisation of itself and the harsh reality. Not to mention that thing is full of wall to wall bangers. Don’t mind me, I’ve got “With or Without You” on again.
How I became a scriptwriter for the new season of Top Boy
Netflix’s hit show Top Boy is back next week for another season, and there’s new blood in the writing staff for this go around. One such figure is Tyrone Rashard, a local Hackney boy who was noticed a couple of years ago by the show’s creators and invited to work on scripts. He writes for Dazed about the experience of putting his own experiences onto paper for one of his favourite shows.