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The Pumpkin Spice Latte: A Modern Obsession With Colonial Roots

That time of year is upon us again: the leaves are beginning to glow an orange-red hue, the wind howls with greater bravado and the layering of clothes attempts to…

The Woman King – A Depiction of Black Pride or an Uneducated Step Backwards

“Terrific”, “Inspirational” and “Rousing” are only some of the descriptors applied to Gina Prince-Bythewood’s The Woman King (2022). With a star-studded cast that includes academy award-winner Viola Davis, alongside British…

How can we progress when our colonial past is celebrated in public squares?

CW: slavery Our country is a trophy cabinet for colonial figures. As I walk through Edinburgh’s streets, the large stone men on top of horses and pillars loom across the…

‘Not My Queen’- The harsh reality of a royal death on Instagram

With a hashtag amassing 1.7 million posts, the death of Queen Elizabeth has taken Instagram by storm. It is unsurprising, therefore, that there has been a corresponding influx of republican…

The royal smiles of colonisation as a “charm offensive”: a joint response to the royal tour to the Caribbean

This article was originally submitted on April 7. Keisha Frimpong and Victoria Gothard wrote a joint response to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s royal tour to the Caribbean. The Royal…

Fringe 2022: Vittorio Angelone, Translations Review

This outstanding debut show sees Vittorio Angelone weave stories and observations from his own life together with the plot of Brian Friel’s 1980s play Translations. The performance is both a…

F*CK Tate Britain

CW: representation of slavery “even when given the opportunity and resources to reflect, institutions will use the hope of reform to twist away from accountability and change.” Zarina Muhammad Surprise,…

Heart of Darkness vs Apocalypse Now

Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now (1979) is widely considered to be a masterpiece. The cinematography, screenplay and direction come together to create a dark, yet fantastic movie. Coppola’s film of…