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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: 9 Circles Review

9 Circles is a psychological thriller and character study, exploring themes of soldiers’ personal responsibility for their wartime actions, and the immorality of war itself. It follows the character of Private Daniel Reeves (played by Joshua Collins) as he is discharged from the US army and tried in federal and military court for raping a […]

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Fringe Theatre

Fringe 2022: Leaving Vietnam Review

[The play] highlighted the depth of the personal sacrifice soldiers from all around the world make for their country: whether the war is justifiable or not, their personal sacrifice remains unmatched. 

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Science

How long will it be until we see the legalisation of MDMA?

The drug, 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (better known by its much catchier abbreviation of MDMA) is mostly considered to be a party drug. It’s a synthetic, psychoactive substance that binds to the transporters involved in serotonin reuptake, resulting in more serotonin in the synaptic space. A similar effect is seen within the norepinephrine and dopamine systems and consequently, […]

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TV

The Bodyguard Review

Bodyguard is a modern BBC drama that focuses on Sergeant David Budd, played by Richard Madden, and his role as a Personal Protection Officer in the Police. The shows’ themes heavily centre around modern terror threats in the UK, the delicate line that is security versus freedom and the toll of these on the individuals […]