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A TV and Film Lover’s Guide to Valentine’s Day

As Valentine’s Day quickly approaches, it can often catch us off guard, unsure about what we should do for the occasion. With the weather getting more miserable by the day, what better way to spend your time than in a cinema or at home watching some Netflix (although some would prefer to Netflix and chill […]

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Love is Blind

Netflix’s new reality show turned out to be a tangled mess. But it’s also brutally indicative of the way Western society currently falls in love. Or into attraction. Or marriage. And after all, television. As chaotic, unorthodox and cringeworthy Love is Blind is, it is a crystal-clear societal mirror. The show claims to be a […]

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Love is Blind

William Boyd’s Love is Blind brings late 19th century Europe to life, from the cold, grey streets of Edinburgh to the grandiose parties of Imperial Russia as it follows the bespectacled Scottish piano tuner, Brodie Moncur, through his remarkable life. Often reflecting on outcomes before explaining the protagonist’s extraordinary journey that leads to them, Boyd […]