Category : In The Middle

Agony aunt: combatting feelings of loneliness

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I’m the kind of person that thrives from being around people. Do you have any tips to combat feelings of loneliness when I’m on my own? I love being around others. Now, my housemates would probably disagree because of the amount of time I spend holed up in the library, … Read More

Endometriosis: the invisible illness

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No crutches, no cast, no physical scars; endometriosis has no visible appearance. The illness can often haunt a woman’s life without anyone being able to see the pain that she is suffering from. Glimpses of normality, such as being able to walk unassisted, leave endometriosis sufferers on the cusp of … Read More

Janelle Monáe celebrates intersectional feminism and femininity with stunning new track ‘Pynk’

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Janelle Monáe is renowned for being something of an LGBT icon, who unashamedly embraces sexuality and calls out BS over pop hits. Her new release ‘Pynk’—the third instalment of her upcoming album Dirty Computer— absolutely lives up to this, offering a brash feminist statement which is both empowering and ripe … Read More

Tom Misch becomes a puppeteer of emotions on new album, Geography

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Geography shimmers with a sincerity and sentimentality that is rare to find elsewhere. Opening track ‘Before Paris’ encapsulates Misch’s ability to become a puppeteer of your emotions; sensitively gliding over a spoken-word monologue, Misch diffuses any tension in your soul with delicate fretwork. Then the beat steps in, and suddenly … Read More

The Magic Gang: “It all just suddenly hit me and I was crying from happiness.”

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The Magic Gang have been the band on every indie kids’ lips in recent years, quickly becoming a household name with their seminal EPs and sell-out tours. Music editor Meg Firth sits down with bassist Gus Taylor before their sold-out show at Church, in the wake of their debut album … Read More

Frida Kahlo Fans United and Divided Over V&A’s Upcoming Exhibition

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From the 6th June to the 4th November 2018 there will be an exhibition of some of Frida Kahlo’s personal artefacts and clothing at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. After Kahlo’s death, her husband, Diego Rivera, locked many of her possessions in a bathroom at their home in … Read More

Preview: Deadpool 2 Trailer Promises To Live Up To Its Hype

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“From the studio that brought you 27 Dresses and The Devil Wears Prada” boasts the new trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to 2016’s Deadpool, trumpeting a return of the style of humour that helped skyrocket the “Merc’ with a Mouth” to cinematic success.  It would seem that despite the … Read More

InTheMiddle with Denis Lawson

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You’ve seen him as rebel alliance fighter pilot, Wedge Antilles, in the original Star Wars trilogy; you might also know him as the uncle of Ewan McGregor. But with an acting career than spans over nearly fifty years, Denis Lawson is now ready to conquer a whole new galaxy: the … Read More

Marching On Together: Red Ladder and WYP’s The Damned United

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The famous blue and yellow of Leeds United has become somewhat synonymous with locally based Red Ladder of late for their co-production of The Damned United with the West Yorkshire Playhouse. Nevertheless, I was intrigued to see if Director Rod Dixon could transform David Peace’s bestselling book into another piece … Read More

LAAMPS Shake, Rattle and Roll In Their Playful Performance of All Shook Up

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With endless humour, playfulness, and enough hip-thrusting to last you until next year, LAMMPS’ All Shook Up makes for a fun filled night. We begin in a small town where life plods along day-to-day: everyone knows everyone and fun is practically banned. Enter Chad, a young, energetically-hipped free spirit, who … Read More