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The Cost of Living and Cinema

Today, people can access a tonne of films on their television with the touch of a button. You could argue that there is simply too much to watch. Much of it is disposable content, the type people can have on in the background whilst they are doing the washing-up or a crossword. However, due to […]

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The death of window shopping: Is browsing a thing of the past?

As with the majority of things in today’s world, the pandemic has completely reshaped shopping as we know it. Gone are the days of blissful browsing through Armstrong’s: instead ‘armchair shopping’ has become the only way for us to get our fix of retail therapy, and with the hefty predictions of the long-term impacts of […]

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The Minimalists: Less is Now

⭐ ⭐ 2 stars The world we live in is characterised largely by the immense accumulation of things. It has never been easier to buy consumer goods; sites like amazon allow us to have whatever we want sent directly to us, sometimes in a matter of hours. The rising minimalist movement has tried to push […]

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Amazon Alternatives: where to buy

When I saw my mum ordering six bottles of chilli oil from Amazon, I began to protest with great frustration and, upon reflection, perhaps with a little too much indignation. “Couldn’t we wait to buy it in the shops, and did we really need it?” I cried, as I rattled out the endless list of […]

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Hellish conditions of Amazon warehouses revealed in latest reports

Our society has begun to revolve around consumer needs, depending upon the speediness of one-day delivery and keeping up with the ever-changing system of the latest trends. The pressure placed on staff working in Amazon’s warehouses has been highlighted previously by the Channel 4 undercover series Dispatches: Secrets of Amazon. The constant demand of sales […]

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The liberation of world news: why the west must learn to look beyond its Eurocentric view of world events

‘#PrayforAmazonia.’ ‘SavetheAmazon.’ ‘The world cried for Notre Dame, where’s the outcry for the Amazon rainforest?’ This is what has been filling Instagram stories, Facebook newsfeeds and Twitter threads for the past few weeks, as more and more westerners begin to wonder – why didn’t we know about this sooner? Meanwhile, the rest of the world […]

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Druids, Tolkien and Glastonbury: the legacy of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones wrapped up its seventh season last August, leaving millions of fans with dropped jaws and the devastating realisation that they would have to wait until 2019 to find out if Tormund survived the destruction of the Wall. With its record-breaking 38 Emmy wins, ratings of 94 per cent and 9.5/10 on Rotten […]

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“You shall not pause” – Amazon hedges its bets with Lord of the Rings adaptation

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings television show could either be a masterpiece of fantasy and adventure, or an uninspired flop. There have been several Tolkien adaptations over the years, from radio plays to short animated films. The most popular and well known, however, are the films directed by Peter Jackson. Jackson’s Lord of the Rings […]