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International Women’s Day: celebrating Lifestyle’s unsung heroes

In the past year, we have seen social justice movements, a global pandemic, political uprisings and creative innovations. At the front of many of those changes were incredible women, sustaining us through lockdown, saving lives, leading protests and countries, advocating for justice. With International Women’s Day coming up, here is a list of inspiring women […]

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Music

Revolution through recluse: The importance of Frank Ocean on modern hip hop

On  Blonde’s  ‘Seigfried’, an intoxicated Frank muses “I be dreaming of dreaming a thought / that could think of dreaming a thought / that could think of dreaming a dream”. All as he retreats within himself to reflect. A line, like so many others on Blonde, which had millennials far and wide holding heads in […]

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Lifestyle

Gen Z: Internet Addicts or Digital Revolutionaries?

Gen Z are truly an intriguing set of individuals – they have little to no memory of the world before modern technology, they grew up alongside the creation of social media, and for many the internet served as a surrogate parent, adding a new dimension to their worldly education. The raising of Gen Z feels […]

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Features

This Week in History: 27 February 1917 The February Russian Revolution

The February Bourgeois Democratic Revolution, also known as the February Revolution, was the first of two revolutions which took place in Russia in 1917. On February 23, 1917, mass protests against food rationing took place near the then Russian capital of Petrograd, now known as St Petersburg. The protests lasted around eight days and led […]

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It is not enough just to talk about revolution

While it can’t exactly be said that Russell Brand, in his latest incarnation as robe-wearing Youtube Guru, exudes anything approaching glamour, the idea to which he is presently in thrall – revolution – has long been attractive to young people: a tendency of thought picked up and brushed off as quickly as a penchant for […]

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Film

War games?

Callum Mckenna weighs in on all things dystopian and whether film can be a vehicle for social revolution. You can tell a lot about a culture from its taste in cinema. After all, films are escapism in perhaps its purest form, so they must be a fairly good indicator of what it is a society […]