Top of the posts: The Green Movement at 50, pensioner’s passes and Euro 2012
This week The Independent has been running the Green Movement at 50, with articles and blogs looking at what has been achieved in the past fifty years, but also how far there is still to go concerning climate change, DDT, recycling, pesticides and pollution.
In case you hadn’t noticed, the Euros are on and five footy-focused blogs have made it into the ‘most read’, including pieces on rivalry between Germany and the Netherlands and Wayne Rooney’s new hair do.
After the Channel Four News investigation into the popular online game Habbo Hotel, Sophie Warnes holds that it is a matter of a severe lack self-esteem among young girls which makes them vulnerable on social networking sites.
Elsewhere, Tom Mendelsohn asks why the new Tomb Raider film plays up to the Madonna/whore dichotomy, Chris Pleasance looks back at Obama’s Nobel winning ideas, Musa Okwonga condemns the sweeping belief that the public are apathetic to Leveson, James Bloodworth dicsusses the slashing of living standards across Europe, Diana Nammi supports the criminalisation of forced marriage and Neela Debnath interviews Game of Thrones’ talented and fruity-tongued star Natalia Tena.
Here are the most read blogs over the past week, as determined by stats:
2. Euro 2012: Wayne Rooney’s shaved head sparks Twitter surge By Simon Rice
3. 50 years on and the DDT debates continue By Katherine Rowland
4. Tomb Raider: Why play up to the Madonna/whore dichotomy? By Tom Mendelsohn
5. Euro 2012: When punditry becomes just plain guesswork By Mike Ward
6. Euro 2012: Netherlands preview By Majid Mohamed
7. Obama’s legacy doesn’t live up to the terms of his Nobel Prize By Chris Pleasance
8. Leveson, and why the public do care By Musa Okwonga
9. England have a 5.3% chance of winning Euro 2012 By Simon Rice
10. Why pick on rich pensioners’ bus passes? By Jonathan Portes
11. Interview with ‘Game of Thrones’ star Natalia Tena By Neela Debnath
12. Why rich pensioners’ benefits SHOULD be scrapped By Ian Mulheirn
13. Politicians of the ‘centre ground’ have led us to the brink of catastrophe By James Bloodworth
14. Habbo Hotel: Let’s not kid ourselves that ‘the internet’ is our biggest problem By Sophie Warneseuro 2012, indy blogs, top of the posts
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