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The Summer of the Apocalypse: June, George Floyd & Black Lives Matter

Thursday the 25th of June marked one month since George Floyd’s tragic death at the hands of the police, on May 25th of this year. It also marked what should have been Tamir Rice’s eighteenth birthday. He was shot by the police when he was twelve years old, for playing with a toy gun. Catalysed […]

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Film

‘The Path Of The Inglorious Director’… Quentin Tarantino’s Astonishing Legacy

Just shy of 30 years in the film industry, Quentin Tarantino has made a name for himself as one of the most successful and distinctive directors ever to come out of Hollywood. Over the past three decades, his work has been synonymous with violence, historical disregard and has always been mired in controversy- but through […]

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Features Voices

Interview: The Student talks to Manal Rostom about sport and liberation

Manal Rostom is many things; an international marathon runner, the founder of a global women’s organisation, and perhaps most prolifically, the first Nike ambassador to wear the hijab. There is no one who better embodies strength in the face of struggle than she does, which is what makes Rostom perfect for this special Liberation theme […]

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Features

The September Issue 2019: Not a Force For Change

Every September, fashion is heralded by the inaugural issue of September Vogue, the crown jewel in the publication’s collection. This year, The Duchess of Sussex guest-edited the iconic issue, which revolved around ‘Forces for change’, a parallel theme to our own September issue. Needless to say, the backlash was uniformly vitriolic from certain facets of […]

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Brown Skin Girl: It’s for all of them

Upon the release of the single ‘Brown Skin Girl’, from Beyoncé’s new Lion King album ‘The Gift’, Teen Vogue published an article outlining the specific intent of the song and who it was especially intent on empowering. Namely, dark skin Black women, as evidenced by particular reverence of famous, gorgeous dark skin women; where Beyoncé […]

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Fringe Music

The Johnny Cash Story review

The Johnny Cash Story has a very specific demographic. The audience know what they are getting into, united by a love so strong for ‘The Man In Black’ that they come with song lyrics memorized and at the ready. Singing Cash’s classics such as ‘Ring Of Fire’ and ‘I Walk The Line’, Jamie Rodden is […]

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Fringe Literature

Mythos: A Trilogy review

Some tales will be nostalgic, most will recognise Odysseus’ ordeal with the Cyclops and the coup of the Trojan Horse. Other tales will be less well-known, but the elegance in Fry’s voice lulls the audience into embracing new tales as a child might embrace a bedtime story.  Greek mythology is quite entrenched within our culture […]

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Fringe Theatre

‘Brilliant political sacrilege’: Trump The Musical

Brash, bonkers, brutish, Trump The Musical is not for the faint-hearted. Though the puckered-lipped, comically squinting Don should appear to be a melodramatic caricature, the characterisation of the world’s leaders in this production are sadly, not too far from the truth. But who can be downtrodden when there’s a musical love triangle between Trump, Putin, […]