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The Cohen Conundrum: Criminal Conspiracy or Partisan Politics?

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

The President of the United States has been named as a co-conspirator to federal crimes. Not by tabloids or besmirched rivals, but in a court of law, as a plea accepted by prosecutors and delivered by previous personal lawyer Michael Cohen. It’s the kind of revelation that many have hoped … Read More

The cheek of it all: the problems with Rubens’ nudes

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Peter Paul Rubens, a Flemish classical artist from 1577 to 1640, is a renowned painter who is known worldwide for entrancing admirers with his nude portraits. His Baroque paintings, filled with flowers, women and cherubs, are considered to be the height of classical aestheticism; but even this couldn’t pass Mark … Read More

Ólafur Arnalds cleanses and reinvigorates with new album re:member

4 weeks ago / 0 comments

re:member || to become oneself again pic.twitter.com/b1gzr5xcHd — Ólafur Arnalds (@OlafurArnalds) April 8, 2018 To become oneself again; that is the aim of Ólafur Arnalds’s fourth full-length studio album, re:member. Or maybe it is to go beyond that, as the BAFTA-winning composer has arduously spent “two years and all [his] … Read More

Suspenseful, eerie and disturbing: Calibre review

1 month ago / 0 comments

Calibre, a recently-released Netflix thriller, was exactly what it was advertised to be. It was suspenseful, eerie and the undercurrent of tension built to a disturbing crescendo at the right moments. What begins as an unfortunate accident during a hunting trip in the Scottish Highlands swiftly deteriorates into something much … Read More

Jagged Moon Make Waves with Debut Single, ‘Learn To Swim’

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It takes Jagged Moon less than three seconds to make their ever so gorgeous-sounding point. Experimenting with a wavy synth filter on the lead guitar, the oscillating riff which opens ‘Learn To Swim’ drives the song with a shimmering consistency until its emphatic finish. And it’ll be stuck in your … Read More

Minimalism: A New Middle-Class Phenomenon?

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Too many young Youtubers nowadays are advocating with an almost religious zeal about how getting rid of clutter ‘changed their lives’ and, so, perhaps it’s time we had a real look at this ‘minimalist’ trend which is sweeping the nation (or at least the internet.) Minimalism, as it is being … Read More

Canal Mills to Close on New Years Eve

1 month ago / 0 comments

Students of Leeds woke up this morning to the shock news that Canal Mills, one of Leeds’ most beloved venues, will be closing down at the end of the year. The popular club and events space, which has hosted the likes of Stormzy and Disclosure, as well as countless nights … Read More

Latitude 2018: A Dustland Fairytale

2 months ago / 0 comments

The Killers ‘A Dustland Fairytale’ epitomises Latitude Festival in a nutshell: a beautiful, dreamy escape from everyday life paired with a dangerous amount of dust swarming around. Latitude makes you feel like you’ve left the real world behind, everyone mutually celebrating in true festival fashion with an overdose of flower … Read More

Melt Festival 2018: Discovering the Different

2 months ago / 0 comments

I arrived at Melt festival to grey clouds and the threat of rain. The night before in Berlin, I was caught in a horrendous thunderstorm after England were (deservedly) dumped out of the World Cup, which had quite literally dampened my spirits and expectations for the weekend. However, any potential … Read More

Jurassic World: Another Case of a Character’s Sexuality Lost on the Cutting Room Floor

2 months ago / 0 comments

Recently, it was revealed by Daniella Pineda, who stars in the new Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom film that a scene revealing the homosexuality of her character Zia was cut.   The scene was reportedly cut due to timing issues because it “wasn’t relevant to the story”, reasoning that appears unconvincing … Read More