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Cult Column Film

Cult Column: Heathers

Cw: suicide. The overly sweetened portrayal of high school during the John Hughes era took a turn with the arrival of the cult classic, Heathers, in 1989, which turned typical teen comedy elements like teen angst into violence, bad boys into school shooters, and date nights into murders. Set in the desolate town of Sherwood, […]

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Fringe Interview

An Interview with the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company

Shakespeare in an hour. Sounds crazy, no? For the Edinburgh University Shakespeare Company (EUSC), however, it is a challenge which they are facing head on this Fringe with their interpretation of Much Ado About Nothing. Set in Sicily during the 1980s, this production is set to be a beautifully aesthetic and youthful version of a […]

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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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TV

Stranger Things

Despite getting off to a slow start, Stranger Things has come out on top of the Netflix originals line up, with a dedicated fan base hotly anticipating the second season. This season picks up in 1984, almost a year after the events of the previous season and Hawkins, Indiana seems just as 90s but not […]

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Theatre

Love Song to Lavender Menace

Love Song to Lavender Menace is an endearing performance about an LGBT bookshop in 1980s Edinburgh. It tells the story of an LGBT bookshop that has been forced to close due to the oncoming tide of commercialism (and Waterstones). The story focuses on Lewis (owner of the bookshop ‘Lavender Menace’) and his assistant as they […]