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Poem of the Week: Gerald Stern’s ‘Box of Cigars’

I am not one for academia. I have always seen it as a means to an end, with the occasional impactful lecture here or there. One of those moments for me was not in university, but my final year of high school where my AP English Literature teacher showed us the poem “Box of Cigars”. […]

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Music

Savage Mode II: 21 Savage and Metro Boomin’s last word in trap

4 stars The beauty of pop culture is that it’s perennially in flux. If you’re not constantly following the trends or setting them yourself, it’s difficult to be a part of a movement while it’s popular. I was all but ready to say that there was nothing left in trap and it was time for […]

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Editorial

Thrust into the absurd, why must we keep carrying on?

So how was everyone’s summer? Did everyone have a fun time accomplishing lots and feeling comfortable about the state of the world? The last time I wrote an editorial to be published in print my biggest frustration was the response to the UCU strikes (anyone remember those?) and the hijinks of the Democratic primary. Less […]

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Music

Musings from quarantine: the best concerts I’ve ever seen and why live music is so special to me

There are a lot of places I miss going to right now. Clubs, bars, restaurants, cities, friends’ homes, the world outside my room in suburban New Jersey, etc. But while hopefully soon enough many of these things will reopen in some capacity, it may be awhile before I can attend a concert. Concerts have given […]

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Editorial

A message from an editor in quarantine

Given that every editorial I’ve written thus far has been fired-up and direct, some might expect that my coronavirus editorial would be instructive or angry — something about how people should be taking this more seriously, how governments around the world are failing to respond adequately, or a bleak outlook on how life will never […]

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Film Reviews

Cult Column: Good Time

Have you ever seen a film that’s an incredibly fun watch but makes you want to pause to take in just how disgusting its contents are? If that sounds appealing, it’s time for you to watch Good Time.   Josh and Benny Safdie have had their big-break recently with Uncut Gems, an amazing film that got […]

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Editorial

The insatiable lust for boot at the University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh prides itself on innovative thought, challenging ideas, and passion-driven students. The reaction to these ongoing strikes shows me that these students are few and far between. These are the ones who spend their time actually fighting institutions through organising causes, mobilising support and protesting for change. The ones who sit behind […]

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Music

Bucky, Springsteen and getting laid: Angel Olsen at Barrowland Ballroom

There is always something enticing about attending a show at Barrowland Ballroom, with its neon lights and grand entrance making one feel like they’re stepping into a Vegas casino more than a Glasgow concert hall. Undoubtedly, it makes one excited for the performance to come. No atmosphere could have felt more appropriate for the illustrious […]