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How Diverse are the 2022 Oscar Nominations?

After last year’s virtual award ceremony, this year’s Oscars will return to its home of the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on the 27th of March. Though tuning in at 1 am in the UK may not be the most appealing idea, the results of these awards will reveal how seriously the film industry is attempting […]

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Voices

Let’s talk about Islamophobia

CW: Islamophobia {…and when the ignorant people speak to them, they reply peacefully} The Holy Quran (25:63).When a Muslim woman is confronted with arguments that her hijab is unsuitable for this ‘day and age’, or a Muslim man is lectured on how his beard is a bit ‘too much’ for others to feel safe around […]

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Culture Literature

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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Culture Literature

Is 2021 publishing’s blank page?

Even clichés bear repeating sometimes: no industry has been left untouched by the effects of COVID-19. Though reading is by nature easily enjoyed in the solitary and socially-distant safety of one’s home, the business of publishing that shapes what we read has suffered from the abrupt end of live events, demise of office routines, and […]

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Culture Literature

A love letter to bookshops

With the loosening of lockdown restrictions allowing all shops, stores, and close contact services to reopen from the 26th of April, it will be hard to not be overwhelmed by the amount of retail therapy that will soon be available. Above all, I am most looking forward to getting inside a bookshop again.  Online shopping […]

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Film

Chloe Zhao’s milestone in film history

At at a time clouded by hate and by othering, the news of Chloe Zhao being the first Asian woman to win best director at the Golden Globes, brings hope. Against the backdrop of furore towards the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes, Chloe’s appearance at the award shone like never before. Although the Hollywood Foreign […]

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TV

Fate: The Winx Saga

Rating: ⭐⭐ Winx Club first aired in Italy in 2004, and since then, we have seen eight seasons, a number of specials and movies, and a spin-off series. However, on the 22nd of January, Fate: The Winx Saga was released, a reimagining of the original series for more mature audiences. Those of us who grew […]

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The Student on Education Reform

Stop monetising our university experience Why do we go to university? What is it for? Realistically, nowadays, many go solely for that (supposedly) prospect-enhancing piece of paper, and to delay having to go directly into the real world. Don’t get me wrong, many students love their degree subjects, but an equal number are in it […]