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Remembering Ravi Shankar

How did the auspicious and evocative sounds of sitar, native to India, become marred with Western pop of the 1960s? We have the legendary virtuoso sitarist Rabindra Shankar Chowdhury, more commonly known as Ravi Shankar, to thank. Ten years since his death on 11th December 2012, his musical ingenuity continues to fascinate audiences. Over the […]

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What Happened to Bedroom Pop?

Bedroom Pop is most commonly associated with a particular brand of lofi indie pop, one that gained traction in the late 2010s and spread across the internet like wildfire throughout the pandemic. But what exactly is it? The movement soundtracked many quarantines and made for a large chunk of viral TikTok audios. However bedroom pop […]

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The artistic genius of Mercury Prize winner Little Simz

On October 18th, Simbiatu Abisola Abiola Ajikawo aka Little Simz won the prestigious Mercury Prize for her critically acclaimed 2021 album Sometimes I Might Be Introvert.  After winning the Brit Award for Best New Artist earlier in the year, many were quick to point out that Little Simz is by no means a ‘new’ artist. […]

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“I cried power”: Nina Simone and the Civil Rights Movement

Aged eleven, as she took to the stage to give a piano recital in her hometown, Nina Simone saw her parents being kicked out of their front row seats to accommodate for a white family. Simone refused to play until her parents were restored to their seats. Her parents were “embarrassed” as members of the […]

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In Defence of: Gentlemen Broncos

Michael Angarano and Mike White in Gentlemen Broncos (2009)

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Transitioning Literature into Cinema: Denis Villeneuve’s Equilibria

Denis Villeneuve

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Veganism, Vegetarianism: For or Against Climate Change?

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference coming up in Glasgow, now more than ever, planet Earth is on our minds. The damages done to our planet is very visible. Heatwaves are getting worse summer after summer, sea levels are rising drastically, and there have been numerous floods all over the world. While Greta […]

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Students VS climate change: Should you go vegan?

It has been reported that there are currently between 750,000 and one million ‘dietary vegans’ in the UK. This is a rough estimate, but it gives us an idea of how widespread veganism is. In a recent survey, it was found that concern for the environment was the second-most popular reason given for turning vegan, […]