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Voices

Racism at the Ukrainian Border: A reminder that racism doesn’t pause in times of war

Picture this: your country has been invaded because the leader of the neighbouring country feels threatened by democracy. So, you decide to flee your home, the town you grew up in out of hope for a better future in another country. After gathering the little possessions, you could stuff in a rucksack you make your […]

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Art Culture

Venice Biennale, Russia and Ukraine: The big, the bad and the innocent

“There is no place for art when civilians are dying under the fire of missiles when citizens of Ukraine are hiding in shelters when Russian protesters are getting silenced.” Alexandra Sukhareva and Kirill Savchenkov   Wealthy art collectors, hungry art dealers and eager auction houses looking for the next Phyllida Barlow will all gather at the […]

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Art Culture

F*CK Tate Britain

CW: representation of slavery “even when given the opportunity and resources to reflect, institutions will use the hope of reform to twist away from accountability and change.”  Zarina Muhammad Surprise, surprise once again a major art institution has come under fire for displaying racist artwork. This time the culprit is Tate Britain. Rex Whistler’s mural […]

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Art Culture

Review: ‘Did You Miss Me?’

This week, the Sculpture Court was taken over by an array of artworks produced by Edinburgh College of Art MA Fine Art students. From experimental mediums like manipulated glasswork to traditional oil painting these students not only showcased their great artistic abilities. But also presented the new age work of 21st-century art schools. It felt […]

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Art Culture

Galleries and museums: the best gas-lighters in the game of capitalism

The case of Jens Haaning has caught the art and business world in a frenzy. After receiving a commission of £62k by the Kunsten Museum, the Danish artist created two blank canvases, refused to return the money and called the piece Take the Money and Run. His gesture denounces the alleged capitalist institution and its […]

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Lifestyle

So, I’m supposed to study at university? Where’s the fun in that!

I am not going to lie, I am writing this on a Thursday evening, hours before the deadline hand-in for this article. Purely because I have been swamped with the stress and expectations of mid-terms. All I know is that one moment I was running around cowgate searching for a kebab after a night out […]

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albums Music

Success for Little Simz

Little Simz’s highly anticipated and carefully curated album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert was finally released on 3 September, blessing the ears of all neo-soul and experimental rap lovers. A masterpiece of writing and music production which establishes Little Simz as a strong competitor on the UK rap scene. This is Simz’s fourth studio album […]

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Art Culture

In Conversation with an Edinburgh College of Art Student: Ruthella Dafnis

With a name like Ruthella Love Dafnis you cannot deny this woman was born to be a great artist. Ruth grew up in a hippie-alternative family where she was encouraged to take part in creative practises like art, drama, dance, and even circus classes from a young age. She often found herself working behind the […]