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‘Housing will be the basis for all change in our country’: an interview with Living Rent

When a migrant single mother living with two young children was left with exposed raw sewage in her flat after a workman failed to finish a maintenance job, her letting agency told her to ‘use a bucket of water to pour down the toilet to flush it.’ Faced with a letting agency who claimed to […]

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Culture Literature

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant

When I’m conducting fictitious interviews in my head, and my fictitious interviewer asks the inevitable question, who would your ideal dinner party guest be, I only ever have one answer. Joel Golby, I say. Joel who, they ask? Joel Golby, Vice staff writer, author of ‘London Rental Opportunity of the Week,’ the article that dissects […]

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Film Reviews

Benjamin

While the days of Simon Amstell mercilessly teasing B-list celebrities on Never Mind the Buzzcocks may be long gone (Preston from the Ordinary Boys, anybody?), Amstell’s familiar satirical bite and glee in mockery are still very much present in Benjamin. However, in this debut feature film, they are deployed alongside an affection and tenderness that […]

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Crazy Rich Asians

When Crazy Rich Asians ends, with a synchronised swimming performance and fireworks atop Singapore’s Marina Bay Sands hotel, it is hard to believe that director Jon M. Chu actually had to tone down the film from Kevin Kwan’s bestselling novel of the same name. This is because the film’s outrageous display of wealth and opulence […]

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Proud Mary

Whilst all the promotion material and a retro opening sequence promised a neo-blaxploitation action romp, Proud Mary never delivers on its potential. Rather than a homage to Foxy Brown (1974) and the like, director Babak Najafi gives an initial cursory nod to the black female-led films of the 70s, only to swiftly abandon this in […]

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Mary Magdalene

Despite Mary Magdalene being the first person to see the resurrected Christ, she has been remembered largely in the shadow of the disciples and Jesus himself. Director Garth Davis sets out to challenge this, placing us in 33 CE and following Jesus, with Mary as his 13th disciple, through the Biblical best hits: the rising […]

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A Fantastic Woman

A searing portrait of a woman’s constantly interrupted grief, Sebastián Lelio’s A Fantastic Woman is a defiantly bold picture of love, loss and family. In Chile’s capital, Santiago, aspiring trans singer Marina (Daniela Vega) is in a loving relationship with the older Orlando (Francisco Reyes), a cis gentle divorcee. Following a romantic meal celebrating Marina’s […]

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EUSA Elections 2018 News

Campaigning opens for the 2018 Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections

Campaigning opened midday today for all candidates in the 2018 Edinburgh University Students’ Association elections. The traditional rush to plaster campus in posters has been prevented by the heavy snow, but this has not impacted the flurry of online campaigning. 44 posts are up for election. With ten students running for President, it promises to […]