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Let’s Go Brandon: A Year of Biden

What could possibly be more tragically fitting a metaphor for the fall of the American Empire than the election of a man who seems to be falling apart himself? A man, who, during the renaming of swimming pool, recounted in full the dreamlike tale of him fending off a gang leader by the name of […]

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The Afghan crisis: how students can help

Approximately 10,000 Afghans will be resettled in the UK this year following the Taliban takeover. After more than four decades of conflict, Afghanistan now has 3 million internally displaced people. A further 2.6 million have been forced to become refugees in other countries such as Pakistan and Iran. This major displacement crisis has worsened with […]

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Documentary Pick- Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh

The YouTube algorithm, in all its sadistic wisdom, knows I’m a sucker for a good documentary title, and none has intrigued me more than RT’s short piece called He is My Son: Afghanistan’s Bacha Posh, When Girls Become Boys. Bacha Posh can be translated to ‘dressed up as a boy’, but if you think it’s […]

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Afghan designers: breaking the norms of traditional fashion

Paris, Milan, London, New York: these are the cities that pop into most minds when one thinks of the fashion capitals of the world. Yet taboo-breaking ideas and innovative new fashion are not restricted to these places, as designers from Afghanistan have been proving over the last few years. Rahiba Rahimi is a 25 year […]

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The Kite Runner

The importance of storytelling is often dismissed in this day and age. We are keen to find out information, to be kept up to date with worldly happenings and current theories, but the way in which we learn of such occurrences is regularly deemed irrelevant. However, watching Matthew Spangler’s adaptations of The Kite Runner, the […]