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Unusual celebrations in an unusual year

The year 2020 was hard for a variety of reasons and for many students, it did not end on a particularly optimistic note. As more lockdown restrictions were placed due to a new and easily spread variant of the virus, the majority of people were forced to change their plans for the holiday period. Consequently, […]

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Parisian patisseries and unforgettable baguettes

New Yorker journalist A.J. Liebling remarked that “there would come a time, when, if I had compared my life to cake, the sojourns in Paris would have presented the chocolate filling. The intervening layers were plain sponge”. Fifty-three days into lockdown in my teeny flat in the troisième, I finally understood what he meant. Being […]

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Edinburgh’s new multiplex cinema experience

The acclaimed short film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, when discussing his perspective on going to the movies, was quoted in The Skinny as saying “I always feel that seeing film is an event […] it is performative. Sometimes the actual films are secondary”. It is a philosophy taken to heart by the modern multiplex experience. Though […]