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Art Culture

Review: era of reclamation – beyond Bridgerton

In response to the popularity Shonda Rhimes’ Bridgerton has gained, the British Museum held a conference to discuss the ways in which the museum itself can represent Black Britons better.  The speakers included Olivette Otele, Professor of History of Slavery and Memory of Enslavement at the University of Bristol. S. I. Martin, author specialising in […]

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TV

Are we watching Schitt$ for the sake of it?

Completing Netflix might not appear the impossibility it once was due to the impact lockdown has had on the creative industry. But should viewers be alarmed that what is now deemed good watching as the bar has been lowered considerably? Few of the latest releases and mediocre programmes are gaining viral status. A sign of […]

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Art Culture

Queen Charlotte Sophia, a portrayal of Britain?

With Museums and Galleries closed, The Guardian is currently on The Great British Art Tour, introducing art from the UK’s collections. One of the works featured in January portrayed Queen Charlotte Sophia, wife to King George III, a figure who, over the last twenty years, has been the subject to theories concerning her racial identity. The portrait […]

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Lifestyle

Born in the wrong fashion generation

In these challenging times, it is an unsurprising (if not instinctual) reaction to long for a different reality. Naturally, we find ourselves looking nostalgically to the past and dreaming about a different way of life, reminiscing about feelings of stability and comfort. Having been boxed inside for almost a year has made us want to […]

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TV

Bridgerton review: A fun regency period romp

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Just as fun, just as horny and just as dramatic as our much-missed Gossip Girl, Bridgerton is a welcome distraction as we go into a new year in yet another lockdown. With Shonda Rhimes as one of the show’s producers, romance, plot twists, and intriguing gossip was to be expected. The eight episodes […]