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As Is

Theatre, Bedlam Theatre, Venue 49, 11:30 until August 5th-16th, 18th-30th. As Is is a play which premiered in 1985 during the peak hysteria surrounding the emergence of HIV in the gay community, something which was in the press ignorantly called the ‘gay plague’. Although a subject which  at first glance niche and aged, like Madonna; […]

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Kimmy Schmidt

The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is Tina Fey’s latest offering. Released on March 6 as a Netflix Original, this delightful comedy starts with a dark premise: a girl, kidnapped at 14 and kept in an underground bunker for 15 years as part of an apocalyptic cult is then rescued along with three other women who then […]

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Citizen Four

The controversy surrounding Edward Snowden and his whistleblowing activities is arguably one of the most important events of the 21st century. Exposing the illegal wiretapping practices of the US National Security Agency (NSA) and other intelligence agencies, Snowden showed the true nature of modern government. Which then led to having himself declared an enemy of […]

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Netflix Picks

The Office is an epic of a series. As a re-make of the British series written and starring Ricky Gervais, it is perhaps the only time that I have openly admitted that a US version was superior to the UK’s. It follows “an ordinary American office” at the paper company of Dunder Mifflin in a […]

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Ordaining the modern Church

Last week, a monumental change took place in the practices of the Church of England, as the first female bishop, Libby Lane, was consecrated. After decades of long debate, the action marks a striking new age, ending the tradition of all-male priesthood. Although women have been consecrated as bishops in many parts of the worldwide […]

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Christmas is here

We know the Christmas season is upon us, partly due to the insistent tunes that are playing in the shops, and the presence of sub-par ‘celebrities’ turning on the lights in towns up and down the UK (my hometown was lucky enough to get ‘Cbeebies star’ DJ Ranj), but for me, the real indicator is the Christmas adverts.

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Top Five Short Shows

Now we have reached mid-term, both procrastination and essay writing are at fever pitch. I think even the best of us have fallen victim to it, myself definitely included. It’s difficult in the stress of exam season not to want to escape for a little while and switch off. And sometimes that’s good for you, and if you treat it like a light at the end of an exam/essay tunnel, it can be a great motivator. So here are my top five short and welcome distractions, that won’t take up too much of your time.

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The Knick

The Knick is a gore-filled medical drama showcasing turn-of-the-20th Century medical practices at New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital.