Category : Lifestyle & Culture

A Queen’s Ransom: gender-pay gap scandal in The Crown

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It has been revealed that the star of the Netflix tv series The Crown, Claire Foy, has been paid less than co-star Matt Smith. Amidst all the rising commentary around the gender wage gap, it was particularly interesting, and somewhat disheartening, to note that this is unlikely to change anything. … Read More

“Kindness is magic”: why we can all take inspiration from Ricky Gervais

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It goes without saying that Ricky Gervais is a controversial character. The world of showbiz was offended by his “insulting” comedy when he hosted the Golden Globesfour times between 2010 and 2016. Without getting into a debate on the nature of free speech, I would like to focus on Gervais’ … Read More

Jessica Jones Season 2 AKA The season of the female anti hero

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Back in 2015 the first season of Jessica Joneswas released to critical acclaim and positive reviews. Part of what made the first season so praised was it’s engaging anti heroine and its use of a superhero story to examine issues like sexual assault, PTSD, and power. The recently released Season … Read More

5 Great Sci-fi Novels for You to Read

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Recently, we lost the incredible Stephen Hawking, a man who fundamentally changed the way we view and interact with the cosmos. His works have had such a strong influence on the scientific world and science fiction as a genre. In honour of his passing, here is a look at some … Read More

Still Looking for a Placement? Don’t Fret.

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Hunting for professional opportunities should be a positive and exciting process. The opportunity of putting our academic interests and achievements into practice (and the potential of earning a real wage) is motivating, and undertaking placements, grad-schemes and internships seems like the logical step during university. But sometimes it can all … Read More

Staying Occupied and Avoiding Boredom Over Easter

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You may have been extremely excited in the days leading up to this one-month Easter break only to find that the excitement has died down, you’re starting to feel the boredom settle in and you are doing nothing but lying in bed at home. To avoid boredom at home and … Read More

Should RuPaul Have a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

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The LGBTQ+ icon, RuPaul, has become the first ever drag queen to be honoured with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There has since been controversy surrounding the decision to award him a star after recent comments regarding the prevention of transgender women in competing in his television … Read More

A Guide to Leeds from an International Student’s Perspective

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It’s always the same old story: every morning I snooze my alarm and I fall asleep again. Would you think that after few months I can still suffer the jet lag? Well, when I suddenly wake up, I realize that it’s late. I’m late for my lecture. I drink my … Read More

REVIEW: Altered Carbon

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This new high-concept science fiction on Netflix takes old tropes and turns them into something fresh and compelling. Altered Carbon is based on the premise that people have their consciousness downloaded onto a disc, which allows them to be ‘re-sleeved’ into another body upon their death for a price. The … Read More

REVIEW: Atlanta Season 2 Episode 1: Alligator Man

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Multi-faceted artist Donald Glover’s Emmy and Golden Globe winning series, Atlanta, returned at the beginning of the month and is a series best defined as “hard to define”.  In this first episode, we dive straight back into the lives of Earnest Marks, a budding rap manager, played by Glover, who … Read More