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Revisiting Dune: Part One 

Before the sand settles back down on Arrakis, the famed home planet of 2021’s Dune’s giant sand worms, we revisit this first outing before Dune: Part Two hits the big…

Why We Should Listen To Soundtracks

Winter is dark, moody et cetera. Amidst pressures to escape somewhere else, there is something delightfully ethereal about music in film. With a soundtrack, you are suddenly transported to worlds…

‘Texas Hold ‘Em’: Beyoncé’s country single draws attention to the black roots of the genre

This week, Beyoncé topped Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart (dated Feb. 24) with the debut of her new single ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ becoming the first black woman to ever claim…

Doctrines for a Contented Life: About Time and Past Lives 

About Time (2013) and Past Lives (2023), directed by Richard Curtis and Celine Song respectively, explore the fundamental aspects of life—time, love, and loss. Despite being a decade apart, both…

“These are investments in war and weaponry”: The EUJPS divestment campaign, explained

“Did you know your tuition fees are funding genocide?” Such read the flyers circulated across campus by the Edinburgh University Justice for Palestine Society (EUJPS). In a statement to The…

“If you’re Not living your dream, then why not?”: In conversation with Edinburgh’s mature students.

Jill Harvey will be 36 this year, an age commonly seen as the start of midlife. Yet, Jill is far from ‘crisis.’ In fact, only since entering middle-age has Jill…

The Snubbing of Greta Gerwig and Margot Robbie

With the release of Oscar nominations there is always controversy, however this year saw an unprecedented wave of backlash. Many online were up in arms over Margot Robbie and Greta…

Grief as a Refusal: An Exploration of Andrew Haigh’s All of us Strangers

‘It hasn’t been nearly long enough.’ ‘It never could be, could it?’ In her 1969 book ‘On Death and Dying’, Dr Elisabeth Kübler-Ross proposed a conception of grief into five…