Culture



Review: The Harder They Fall

23rd December 2021

Trey dubs Jeymes Samuel’s feature debut a hit and the most exciting of recent filmmaking. Consider the cinematic bounty, hunted! Like lightning, Blam! Blam!  The Harder They Fall is sure to become a classic of our time. There are a couple signs of a good film: firstly, you’re excited about every character that appears on ...


Activism and the climate crisis: what role does theatre play?

18th December 2021

Theatre has been an influential element during COP26 that deserves more recognition. Theatre has long been a pioneer in driving social and political messages to audiences. Like any medium that takes on the role of storytelling, creating and telling stories that inspire us to take action towards justice is integral to theatre – and the ...


Caring for your industry plants

18th December 2021

Charlotte Scrivener investigates what it means to be an “industry plant” and if it really matters. Billie Eilish. Lorde. Clairo. Khalid. Olivia Rodrigo. Lizzo. What do all these artists have in common? Apart from making the type of pop music favoured by the younger generations, they have all at some stage of their career been ...


Personal Favourite: A Ghost in the Shtetl

18th December 2021

Sometimes you can find your favourite art in the most unexpected places. Perhaps, the last thing you expect to happen during your trip to a museum in the old bus garage is to turn into a ghost. Regardless of what sense and logic commands you to believe about the afterlife, you should probably consider accepting ...


Globalised theatre: a step in the right direction?

18th December 2021

With C Venues announcing an online platform, on-demand streaming for theatre is on the rise, but is this a good thing? The early 2020s’ Covid-scape has seen our increasing reliance on cyberspace. From university to the office, humanity has migrated to the online ether. And now, this digital revolution can be seen trickling into theatre. ...


The Literary Evolution of Witchcraft

18th December 2021

Writer Cam Cochrane explores how literary depictions of witches have changed over time. The witch as a character has always intrigued me. Her depictions are all over the place, a formidable woman, a scheming demon, or even a misunderstood outcast. The journey of the “witch” has not been a linear one. The witch features heavily ...


China’s crackdown on video games

18th December 2021

China decides to take some drastic measures against “internet addiction”, but is it really the right way forward? China now boasts the world’s harshest limits on video games after the state released new regulations for youths on 30 August 2021. Children under the age of 18 are now limited to three hours of screenplay a ...


Booktok Reviews: We Were Liars

18th December 2021

In the first of a series of reviews determining whether BookTok books live up to the hype, Hannah Pickard sings the praises of We Were Liars. It is often rare for a person to come across gems of books that have a substantial impact on them both during and after the time of reading. Maybe ...


Romantic book tropes that need to stop

18th December 2021

Photography and Illustrations Manager Dorota Dziki talks us through the romantic book tropes that would be undoubtedly creepy if they happened in real life. The unfortunate reality of trying to enjoy a good book is that there most likely will be some sort of creepy or weird romance or romantic trope forced upon us to ...


Are audiobooks a good alternative during the academic year?

18th December 2021

Health & Wellbeing Editor Rebecca Richard talks us through why she’ll be listening to her books this semester. I’ve fallen asleep to some variation of an audiobook for my whole life. Whether it was my parents reading me chapters of The Chronicles of Narnia when I was little, or Jim Dale’s narration of every Harry ...