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We need to talk about Richard…

Anyone who has spent any amount of time watching day-time television will know by sight the be-spectacled Richard Osman, either sitting behind a desk on Pointless or lobbing shopping trolleys over streams on Taskmaster. He’s a man undoubtedly of many talents, but I’m sure not even he predicted what a veritable success his writing career would be. The Thursday […]

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The effects of cancel culture in our society

As people locked down over the last six months, and global internet usage soared, the topic of ‘cancel culture’ arose in public conversation.Cancel culture can be defined as the practice of withdrawing support for public figures or companies after they have done something considered objectionable. This then causes a social media backlash and their ‘cancelling’, […]

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Lifestyle

Embracing fluidity – androgynous style icons past and present

Androgynous fashion is no new trend; it has intrinsic roots in LGBTQ+ culture, spearheaded by figures who have stood out as iconic through the ages, for developing the genderless clothing movement and of course, being unashamedly self-expressive. Cultural contexts have varied exponentially between the lives of these style icons from past to present, but they all participated […]

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Oscars 2019: a rundown of the greatest fashion seen on the red carpet

The Oscars: a night of cinematic fanfare and a whirlwind of show-stopping, statement-making fashion. While the glamorous style of acclaimed actors and actresses rarely disappoints (or at least never fails to shock), this year’s fashions have pushed the boundaries and painted a picture of the changing trends of Hollywood. Pink, whether it be pale or […]

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The Jordyn Woods scandal and what it says about media’s representation of women

The only celebrity gossip that has been on anyone’s lips has been the Khloe Kardashian, Tristan Thompson, Jordyn Woods cheating scandal. Jordyn sat down with Jada Pinkett Smith to give her tale of what happened between her and Tristan and since then, the scandal has turned from a story about the celebrity betrayal of the […]

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Editorial

On celebrity feminism

Type in the word feminist on Google and a whole host of celebrities appear, from Lily Cole to Shailene Woodley and even Benedict Cumberbatch. These days, the two words feminist and celebrity would appear to be synonymous with each other. Time and time again, we hear of famous women speaking out about their feminism and […]

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Science

Goop, vaginal eggs, and the danger of celebrity endorsements

Commonly known for her roles in various blockbuster hits and critically acclaimed films, from Shakespeare in Love to The Avengers franchise, and as a self proclaimed lifestyle guru, Gwyneth Paltrow regularly makes headlines both on and off the screen. Despite her success however, her lifestyle empire has been routinely scrutinised by the media and scientists alike. Paltrow […]

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I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here

We’re all familiar with the classic headlines. “Tulisa’s Cocaine Deal Shame“; “Jen’s Big Secret”; and even “Lauren Goodger narrowly avoids walking into puddle during day out in Essex.” (Yes, that’s news according to MailOnline). The headlines that make us want to rip up the paper we’re holding, and yet, we can’t help but read on. […]