Culture



Review: Mogul Mowgli

29th October 2020

“Roaring with intimate humanity.”Ed Fernandez reviews Mogul Mowgli, out 30 0ctober.  Mogul Mowgli begins with Zed (Riz Ahmed) leaping around the stage in a packed-out New York music venue, delivering an electrifying rap performance to a hype-infused crowd. From this opening scene, Ahmed’s impassioned performance pulls your eyes, effortlessly inhabiting both the energetic highs and ...


Eat Out to Help Out: how I saved the economy by eating Nando’s

29th October 2020

Iona Murfitt considers the pros and cons of the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. I don’t know about you, but the best thing that could happen after being locked up in our houses for months due to a global pandemic was probably the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme. With half-price food at most ...


Filmed fanfiction

29th October 2020

Is there anything wrong with fanfiction-to-movie productions? From the dawn of the movie industry, filmmakers have been using other media — books, plays, real-life events — as inspiration for their own art. While nowadays it may seem easy for some to roll their eyes and proclaim “Hollywood has no original thoughts anymore”, it’s important to ...


Little Weirds by Jenny Slate: the perfect lockdown read?

29th October 2020

Emily explores the wacky world of human experiences through comic writing as lockdown escapism. Little Weirds by actress and stand-up comedian Jenny Slate is, technically speaking, a collection of comic essays. However, I feel that it could be categorised in any number of ways. It is whimsically abstract, a stream of consciousness, a piece of ...


GoMA’s reopening

28th October 2020

A guide to current exhibits. 2020 hasn’t been particularly kind to the Gallery of Modern Art (GoMA). Following speculation of closure in January, the doors, along with galleries up and down the country, were forced shut in March when the national lockdown was imposed. Following over six months of closure, it was announced that it ...


Cult v cultured

27th October 2020

Does the prestige horror trend mark a shift in the genre, or are we just more willing to engage critically with these films when they’re photographed well? Horror has never been highbrow, but since films such as Get Out and A Quiet Place, a new form of horror film has made it into the mainstream: ...


Teaching history through theatre

26th October 2020

Sharing the stories of minority groups on stage. In As You Like It, Shakespeare famously quoted: “all the world’s a stage”. While this sombre metaphor has echoed through the arts for decades, the physical stage should also reflect the world and everyone in it. This year has witnessed mass civil rights movements in the aftermath ...


Halloween food around the world

26th October 2020

Jasmine Urquhart looks at some of the best Halloween foods worldwide. Halloween treats are usually associated with trick-or-treating, but spooky celebrations go back centuries. Irish immigrants brought the ancient festival over to the USA in the 19th century, and the Mexican Day of the Dead has been celebrated since pre-Aztec times. Aside from marking All ...


An Album That Soundtracks My Life: Modern Vampires of the City by Vampire Weekend

26th October 2020

In the series Albums That Soundtrack Our Lives, we hear from a selection of students reflecting individually on albums that shaped their life in one way or another. Whether it’s a breakup, loss, nostalgia or good memories shared with friends; we look at albums that have changed the lives of different people from different places, ...


What to stream this October

26th October 2020

Some film recommendations from our Film & TV Editor for the spookiest month of the year. It looks like streaming will take the place of guising this Halloween. These horror films are all available on popular streaming services, and will keep things scary in your household on the 31st!  Sisters (1972), Amazon Prime Video An ...