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Review: House of The Dragon

House of the Dragon, the latest adaptation from fantasy writer George R.R Martin, has hit our screens. Following the footsteps of the giant that was Game of Thrones, I think everyone felt trepidation when it came to this show. Particularly in an era of television where spinoffs have become so popular and commonplace, they are […]

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Review: Everything Everywhere All at Once

Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ Honestly, I wasn’t sure what to expect from Everything Everywhere All at Once. Informed only by a vague and uncertain synopsis of the trailer courtesy of my mum, wherein words like fantasy, sci-fi, and martial arts were thrown around, we made a last-minute cinema trip to what turned out to be one of […]

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Culture Literature

A sensitive depiction of trauma and healing: a review of Sarah J Maas’ A Court of Silver Flames

Note: this review contains plot spoilers. In February 2021, Sarah J Maas released the newest instalment of her A Court of Thorns and Roses series, entitled A Court of Silver Flames. Previous books followed the character of Feyre, a human girl brought to Faerie lands who was then turned into a High Fae. Readers watched her escape an […]

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Druids, Tolkien and Glastonbury: the legacy of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones wrapped up its seventh season last August, leaving millions of fans with dropped jaws and the devastating realisation that they would have to wait until 2019 to find out if Tormund survived the destruction of the Wall. With its record-breaking 38 Emmy wins, ratings of 94 per cent and 9.5/10 on Rotten […]

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Theatre

How to Disappear

This month, the Traverse Theatre premieres Morna Pearson’s award-winning play How to Disappear. This tragi-comedy and social commentary, starring Kirsty Mackay, Sally Reid and Owen Whitelaw, combines the fantastical with the difficulty faced by benefit claimants in Tory Britain. How to Disappear masterfully blends the absurd and fantastical with the mundanely relatable. Few of us have experienced […]