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Archive Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐ Director Gavin Rothery’s debut feature, Archive, imagines a future where robots have become vessels for advanced artificial intelligence. The technology is so sophisticated that it is even possible to archive human consciousness after death, in large black obelisks that look like they’ve come straight out of 2001: A Space Odyssey. However, unlike Kubrick’s […]

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Unbuttoning Fashion: Swimwear

Nowadays swimwear comes in endless forms, from the one-piece, the bikini and everything in between. But this wasn’t always the case. Back in the 1800s swimwear consisted of women wearing full length and full coverage dresses. In order to keep their legs covered, women wore stockings and bloomers, and dresses were weighted down with lead, […]

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Unbuttoning Fashion: The Miniskirt

Today it’s easy to take for granted the short hemlines that we wear. As merely a style choice, rather than a political statement. But this wasn’t always the case – the miniskirt had pretty contentious origins. If you had to credit a single person on launching the mini, it should be the British-designer Mary Quant, […]

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Unbuttoning Fashion: the Flares

The ’70s, ABBA, and Mick Jagger: flares have been making a comeback recently in mainstream fashion. But where does the style come from? Though it may seem like they were born in the heyday of disco, flares have a much older history than you’d think. Originating in the nineteenth century, flares were surprisingly first worn […]