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Ridley Road review: Right target, wrong delivery

Rating- ⭐⭐⭐ BBC period dramas are a constant game of hit and miss. Some, such as the infamous Peaky Blinders, creep into the Netflix streaming stratosphere and sustain huge followings. Others, such as Black Narcissus, fall somewhat under the radar and maintain their spot on the BBC iPlayer box set page. Ridley Road is the […]

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Culture Film

Last Night in Soho: A Well-intentioned Mess

Rating: ⭐⭐ Edgar Wright’s much-anticipated new release, Last Night in Soho, is a visual extravaganza of a time-warping thriller on trauma, sexual assault, and righting the wrongs of our past. We follow aspiring fashion designer Eloise (Thomasin McKenzie) as, upon moving to London, she begins to have vivid visions of Soho in the 1960s. Eloise’s […]

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News

Speaking to Black Lives Matter protesters outside the American Embassy in London

Despite ominous rain clouds, the threat of the virus, and the statements of Priti Patel and Matt Hancock urging people not to go to the protests, thousands gathered outside the US Embassy in Vauxhall yesterday to protest against racism and police brutality. The Student spoke to a few people about why they were there, and […]

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Music

Speedy Wunderground dares to make rock interesting again

Anyone who’s handed me an aux cord in the past few months has heard me geek about Speedy Wunderground and their ridiculous output in the past year. The London upstart record company has been kicking ass and taking names, with some of the coolest bands making music right now emerging from the label with little […]

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Music

Feature: the long-awaited return of Jai Paul and the future of the Paul Institute

2019 has been a monumental year for London based electronic, R&B and pop prodigy, Jai Paul. His release of the double B side ‘Do You Love Her Now / He’ alongside a re-released and minimally reproduced version of his 2013 leaked album, now dubbed “04-13 Leak (Bait Ones)” marks a significant moment in his career […]

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Features Lifestyle

An Overview of Milan Fashion Week

Fashion week is an opportunity for all designer houses to launch their latest collections and compete for media attention with other brands. Last week we saw Milan fashion week come into full swing, and it did not disappoint. As well as giving us all our trend predictions for summer 2020, we also saw iconic looks, […]

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TV

McMafia

First appearing on our screens on New Year’s Day, the BBC One drama serial McMafia arrived accompanied by anticipation and expectation. Following a Christmas TV programme saturated with the relentless broadcasting of over-watched American films and generic festive specials, McMafia promised to be the next cult watch. Inspired by the non-fiction book, McMafia: A Journey […]

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The rise and rise of the Nasty Woman

Nasty woman. It’s a phrase we all know, first brought to the world’s attention during the final US presidential debate this year by Donald Trump’s use of it in describing his opponent, Hillary Clinton. Likewise, most will know that ‘Nasty Woman’ soon became something of a trademark for feminists everywhere. Through sheer determination, the term […]