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Fringe Theatre

Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Adventure review

Created and performed by New York-based Permafrost Theatre Collective, Are You Alice: A New Wonderland Adventure is an exploration of Lewis Carroll’s iconic protagonist told through the prism of the 21st century.  This production walks you  through Alice’s thoughts as she meets The Mad Hatter, The Red Queen, The Walrus and The Carpenter. As each […]

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Comedy Fringe

Brexit, Pursued by a Bear review

A clever pun and unsubtle hint at Tony Blair’s lasting impact on British politics, the title of comedian Matt Forde’s show lets the audience know what they are getting into before Forde himself greets his audience, regretfully stating that“we meet in diabolical circumstances”.  However, through an evening of meticulously curated impressions ranging from Boris Johnson […]

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Features

Varsity Blues: An interview on the systemic bias of America’s colleges

The issue of elitism does not only apply to the college system. Furthermore, the only reason that this scandal has come to the fore is because the perpetrators were caught, not because the moral and ethical flagrancy has finally ignited the system.  America is perhaps the most interesting nation for in which this story to […]

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Film

In a Barbie world? A look at the forthcoming Barbie movie

Recently, it was announced that Margot Robbie will be playing Barbie in a live-action film chronicling the adventures of the now 50-year toy, set to be released around 2021. Originally set the play the title role was actor and comedian Amy Schumer, known for a body of work that includes, if not centres upon, ‘body […]

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News

‘Women are stepping up and looking like America’: A talk by Patricia Russo

On 9 November 2018, the Edinburgh Foundation for Women in Law, part of Edinburgh University’s Law School, hosted Patricia ‘Patti’ Russo, Executive Director of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale University. One of the most poignant moments of Russo’s talk was an anecdote about an unmarried female friend running for local government, against a man […]

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Features Lifestyle

Why is alternative medicine not just a load of Goop?

Alternative forms of medications hold a long and illustrious history, predating modern medicine by a significant number of centuries. From the ancient ear nose, and throat healing properties of turmeric and bee pollen, alternatives medicines have now been hybridized and categorized into ‘home remedies’ and Deliciously Ella-esque turmeric lattes. Whilst there is an undoubtedly tentative feeling […]

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Features Lifestyle

Dressing the American Dream: On 50 years of Ralph Lauren

The American Dream is the ideal by which hard work and an enduringly positive outlook on life gets you anywhere. If the ebullient, star-studded crowd that came to Central Park’s Bethesda Terrace to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Ralph Lauren is anything to go by, the American Dream lifestyle is certainly a reality for the […]

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Features Lifestyle

En Vogue: has diversity in fashion come far enough?

When the first leaf of autumn falls, fashion month rears its head and there is a discernible shift from late summer calm to the runways of early autumn mania. Now a cultural zeitgeist, September fashion month comes alive every year with a certain magic. However, a new kind of magic appeared on the runways, epitomised […]