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Homophobia is undermining queer representation on our screens

Content warning: homophobia In recent years, with critically-acclaimed box-office successes such as Blue is the Warmest Colour and The Favourite receiving wide recognition, it is clear that household titles are beginning to move away from the straight male narratives that have dominated our screens for so long onto a pathway of progression towards the representation […]

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Art Culture

Another Country: Contemporary artists on immigration, City Art Centre

In a contemporary political climate in which debates over nationalism and nationalities are constantly called into question, Another Country is a relevant and engaging exhibition that aims to encourage the discussion surrounding these debates whilst presenting minority perspectives. The collection, comprised of the works of five different artists, explores themes of integration, nationality, and identity […]

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TV

Peaky Blinders

“We’re not the Peaky Blinders unless we’re together,” Michael declares, a sentiment that was never truer than in this glorious opening to the fourth season of Peaky Blinders. Fast-paced, riveting and true to form, the Shelbys come back swinging and are sure to deliver. As Season Three ended with the arrest of Pol, Arthur, John, […]

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TV

The Goldbergs

Today’s world is a crazy and scary place. TV, like most other creative mediums, is often used as a platform to reflect current issues back on to society, whether that be directly with the likes of Black Mirror or more inadvertently. Yet comedy has always provided respite, turning tragedy into laughter and cynicism into optimism. […]

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Throwback of the Week: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy the Vampire Slayer first aired 20 years ago and it has passed the test of time. Just as a slayer comes around once in a generation, so does a show of this calibre. Intelligently written, witty throughout, and with incredible talent, this cult classic is a fantastical genre-blend that thrives on being outside of […]

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Theatre

One Mississippi

As the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival returns for its 11th year, Bijli presents a direct, hard hitting play about the way in which childhood trauma affects men in their later lives. Writer Mariem Omari based the play on a series of interviews she conducted from men across Scotland, creating a script with four narratives from […]

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Theatre

An Interview with: Paradok

The alternative, physical theatre society, Paradok, is returning to Edinburgh’s mainstream theatre scene this year with an exciting array of upcoming events. Keen to change perspectives on physical theatre, Maddie Flint, the company President, calls Paradok “a space for theatre not being made anywhere else”. – This statement is backed by their latest production, Bare […]

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Throwback – True Blood

Bon Temps, Louisiana, is not the small town it appears to be. Based on The Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris, True Blood follows telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) in a world two years after ‘The Great Revelation’ where vampires finally “came out of the coffin” due to the invention of synthetic blood – […]