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Cult Column: Pink Flamingos

50 years ago, one of the most controversial films of all time was released. It included bestiality, incest, graphic nudity, cannibalism, and famously, it showed the actress Divine genuinely eating dog faeces. I am of course talking about Pink Flamingos. Variety called it “one of the most vile, stupid and repulsive films ever made”, even […]

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The Stonewall Riots and its legacy 50 years on

Amongst many of our generation, it is the vivid red ‘SOME PEOPLE ARE GAY. GET OVER IT!’ posters that decorated PSCHE classrooms in secondary school that come to mind when the topic of Stonewall is raised. And for good reason; the LGBTQIA+ charity, the biggest of its kind not only in the United Kingdom but […]

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Remembering Paris: A student’s recollection

It was at 21:32 one year ago on 13 November when a dozen gunshots were fired into café ‘La Bonne Biére’ and the restaurant opposite on Rue de la Fontaine-au-Roi where I was living for my first semester of my year abroad. Five people were killed there, 130 that night in Paris. I will never forget the […]

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Ben UFO and twenty years of exemplary club culture at The Bongo Club

In many ways Ben UFO is the ideal artist to open the Bongo Club’s 20th birthday celebrations. His musical spirit and ability to determine which tracks are the right fit for the crowd remain one of his strongest suits, and subsequently he is one of few DJs who is renowned purely for his ability as […]