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Urinetown Review

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With a name like Urinetown the last thing you would expect is subtlety; LUU Music Theatre Society’s production certainly lived up to that expectation. Despite mocking the genre of musical in general, there are few areas of society that escape the play’s scathing satire. Set in a dystopia where an … Read More

From Roots to Wings: Sharon Watson Discusses Her Path to Success and Dance’s Ability to Respond to Art

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While dance and visual arts tend to exist under the same ‘arts’ category, it is not very common to consider the dance that you see on stage to have much in common with a stationary installation of a stretched pair of tights in a gallery. For starters, one is static … Read More

Café Feministique – Finding Feminism in Hyde Park Book Club’s Basement

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The Gryphon writer Annabel Martin shares her experience of attending a Café Feministique event. I spent my Sunday afternoon in the basement of Hyde Park Book Club eating woman-shaped Haribos; doodling on tablecloths and chatting with women, young and old, across candlelight. This was all accompanied by a disco ball ever so … Read More

‘Meat-tax?’ A Big Mis-Steak

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New findings from researchers at the University of Oxford has sparked discussion on the imposition of a ‘meat-tax’ on red and processed meat products. The study revealed the potentially lifesaving effects that such a measure could have on UK households; including the estimate that a price increase of 13% on … Read More

Blasphemy Laws Must be Consigned to History

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Ireland recently voted to remove the crime of blasphemy from its constitution. Only fifty years ago this country resembled a Catholic theocracy, it has now begun to remove the last vestiges of religious privilege from its law. However, two incidents have occurred in as many weeks that illuminate the wicked … Read More

Censoring Drill Music Will Not Solve Problems of Violence

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Drill music is the latest genre of UK urban music to be blamed for inciting violence amongst young people. Music has often been the focus of those trying to explain the violence of people they don’t really understand; think grime in the 2000’s or hip hop in the 90’s. The … Read More

Just 0.5 °C temperature increase has a detrimental effect – the recent IPCC Report

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Last week you will no doubt have heard about a powerful report published by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that highlights some alarming realities of the future of our planet. Interpretations of the report have been plastered across news channels and social media, alluding to the immense importance … Read More

In The Middle with DMA’s

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If you’re a fan of DMA’s, or have been following them for a while, it’s unlikely that you’ve been able to read much about them without seeing the names Oasis, The Stone Roses, or Primal Scream following swiftly afterwards. These persistent comparisons, whilst impressive, must undoubtedly become tedious for a … Read More

An Introduction To K-Dramas On Netflix

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Curious about K-Dramas and not too sure where to start? Not to worry! Compiled below are a couple of recommendations for a range of genres from romantic and comedy to historical and thriller: Dream High A drama about dreams and the arts, Dream High narrates the story of six students … Read More

#MeToo Gains Momentum in Bollywood

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An eruption of sexual allegations has hit India’s film industry since October when Bollywood’s #MeToo movement began to emerge. The recent outcry of sexual abuse has encouraged greater scrutiny of the film industry, leading to huge programme changes at the Jio MAMI Mumbai film festival, which took place from 25th … Read More