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Podcast review- Ear Biscuits

Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 stars Right off the bat, I have to confess that this review might be just a little bit biased – I, dear reader, have been watching and listening…

Armie Hammer – a cannibal?

Armand Douglas Hammer, also known by Armie, actor, both of the Winklevoss twins, and grandson of an oil tycoon; has been denounced as a cannibal. He has received backlash for…

Is The Truman Show the world we live in today?

One evening, post deadlines and pre-Christmas, I was with my family scrolling through Netflix when I stumbled upon a familiar, but sadly forgotten classic: The Truman Show. I watched the…

BANNED: Trump’s ‘legacy’ now canceled

More than a decade after joining the platform, one riddled with scandal and chutzpah, former president Donald Trump’s relationship with Twitter has ended in acrimony. For years, Mr. Trump has…

Love in the time of Corona: The modern parody of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet

It’s no well-kept secret that along with the inability to venture out of our homes and see our loved ones in person, that love, and sex have taken just as…

Poem of the Week: manifesting lockdown frustrations in Simon Armitage’s 1997 ‘The Mariner’s Compass’

Simon Armitage’s 1997 poem “The Mariner’s Compass” begins with something many of us are now agonisingly familiar with – ‘living alone’ – and ends the same way many of our…

History of Swearwords – Review

⭐⭐⭐ 3 stars Fuck, Shit, Bitch, Dick, Pussy, and Damn. Nothing equally thrills and shocks an audience more than a good old fashioned curse word; a show deconstructing their origin…

University of Edinburgh called upon to stop ‘behavioural despair tests’ on mice

CW: depression, suicide The Ferret (an investigative journalism outfit) has reported that animal rights groups, including Peta, have urged Edinburgh University to stop using the ‘behavioural despair test’. Behavioural despair…