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Top 5 Reads for Valentine’s Day

Why is it that the only men women truly fall in love with are those who are written by women? This Valentine’s Day save yourself from heartbreak and frankly substandard Tinder dates and curl up with a book instead! Here are my top 5 romance reads to warm even the coldest of hearts. The Switch […]

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Is Valentine’s Day Outdated?

February the 14th, a day of stuffed toys, red roses, and chocolates, of course followed by a romantic candlelit dinner. While expectations are an inherent part of relationships, is Valentine’s Day still applicable? Does the holiday revert to the problematic gender stereotype and heteronormity? What value does the holiday still serve in today’s society? After […]

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Culture Film

Licorice Pizza Review

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ Los Angeles: the kingdom of the stars, and those trying to make it, too. A place that today has beautiful beaches, beautiful people, and endless sprawling roads with bumper-to-bumper traffic. It seems at once glamorous and ugly. Filmmakers have an endless fascination with it as, more often than not, it’s the place where […]

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Features Love in the Time of Corona

Love (or lack thereof) in the Time of Corona

It was a warm, sunny day in Edinburgh. It was no longer snowing, and Spring seems close by. The Meadows is packed with happy couples picnicking. How sad is it that one nice day is enough to turn the Meadows into a dating hotspot? This is what dating has become: A few messages on Tinder, […]

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Features Love in the Time of Corona

Love in the Time of Corona: different kinds of love

This article is a part of our series Love in the Time of Corona. If you have any interesting or scandalous love, relationship, or sex stories of your own during the pandemic, reach out to us! We’d love to hear all about it… First, let me introduce you to the three main characters whose lives you’re […]

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Cult Column

Cult Column: The Phantom of the Opera

During lockdown it seems unavoidable to have a nostalgic craving to revisit films that we have adored for years. Joel Schumacher’s 2004 adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera is one of my earliest memories in life and I have watched it more times than I would dare to admit. It is […]

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TV

Normal People

The story of two teenagers falling in love and maintaining an on-off relationship over a number of years doesn’t sound particularly fresh. What’s that? Their affair bridges a class divide? Mental illness and familial abuse are amongst the issues dealt with? At first glance, the themes included within Normal People might seem interesting if a […]

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Film

Leap Year: A Love/Hate Classic?

Leap Year (2010) is categorically a bad film. I do not deny this. That said, I have a lot of thoughts about it that confuse me. I came grovelling back to this movie last weekend as it was, in fact, a leap year, so it felt fitting to re-watch a movie that even as a ten-year-old […]