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Culture Theatre

Review: All My Sons

First written all the way back in 1946, Arthur Miller’s All My Sons is a staple in the theatre community, and after multiple revivals on Broadway and around the world, as well as two movie adaptations, it presents a unique challenge to contemporary performers to justify their own unique spin on such well-worn pages. Bedlam’s current roster […]

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Literature

Introducing Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt

If you think of the great cultural power couples of our time, you may be forgiven if literary duo Paul Auster and Siri Hustvedt aren’t at the top of your list. Meeting in 1981 and marrying a year later, the pair have since resided in New York, working away their afternoons and convening to critique […]

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Culture feature Film

The Slap that Was Heard Around the World

This article was originally submitted on the 4th April It’s hard to think of a greater example of car crash television than what the world collectively witnessed at this most recent Oscars award show. The event is, of course, no stranger to controversy and incompetence: you may recall the Moonlight/La La Land debacle, or when […]

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Comment

Winter Olympic apathy

The Olympics’ slightly chillier Winter edition will be underway as you are reading this, and yet you would be forgiven for having forgotten to tune in. The usual round of offensively twee promotional media has been notably absent from our screens this time around and – whilst there is generally less interest in the Winter […]

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Culture Film Reviews

Review: The Souvenir Part II

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘The Souvenir Part II’ continues directly where its predecessor left off, following Honour Swinton Byrne’s Julie processing the loss of her troubled lover Anthony (Tom Burke). ‘The Souvenir Part II’ is less of a sequel in the conventional sense as it is exactly what the title implies: a much needed second helping, further […]

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TV

Is Netflix’s Cowboy Bebop adaptation doomed from the start?

There is something about a live action anime adaptation that people can’t quite seem to get right. The track record over the last few years is less spotty and more a complete wash – with stinkers such as Dragon Ball, Ghost in the Shell, The Last Airbender and more recently Netflix’s much derided Death Note […]

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Music

Donda VS Certified Lover Boy, a battle of the titans

“… I would much rather wait 3-5 years for an album from my favourite artist than hear them feature every week on a new song, or constantly see them on the news for their latest controversy.” The past few weeks saw the release of brand new full-length-LP’s from two of the biggest recording artists currently […]

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Fringe Theatre Theatre

Shook (New Celts Productions) — Review

Venue: TheSpace Triplex – Jenner Theatre Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ New Celt’s Productions’ Shook is to be counted amongst that group of shows that is both harrowing and uplifting – leaving the audience feeling rather downtrodden about the state of our society and yet still coming away glad for having experienced such a story. Written by playwright […]