Category : Lifestyle & Culture

Ways to maintain your friendships after Freshers Week

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As a new student at Leeds, I thought it would be suitable to provide some useful tips and advice on maintaining friendships after Freshers Week.   Firstly, if you are living in halls, it is essential to get to know your flatmates. During my Freshers Week, my flatmates became my … Read More

Bodyguard – Does No One Else See the Clear Islamophobia?

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I sat down like millions across the nation with much anticipation to watch the final instalment of the new BBC drama which has had the nation talking for weeks. The season finale promised to be a gripping and sophisticated reveal that was both exciting and surprising. The six part series … Read More

How not to balance part-time work with university

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With the socialising, hard work and even harder partying, student life is not always easy. It’s even harder holding down a part-time job at the same time. Here are some of the things to avoid when you have to work alongside your studies: Don’t settle for the wrong job Fans … Read More

The Good Place: Welcome! Everything is Fine

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With the first episode of The Good Place‘s third season recently released on Netflix, we’re here to tell you exactly why you need to catch up on seasons 1 and 2 immediately. This innovative show is set in the afterlife, the so-called ‘Good Place’, where we are informed ‘good people’ go … Read More

Review: Atypical Season 2

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It feels like Neflix’s Atypical, a family drama following the coming-of-age story of Sam, an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum, could have fallen victim to preachiness. It’s all too easy for TV shows to get lost in their own good intentions when they try to raise awareness of these real … Read More

Review: The Purge

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‘The Purge’ is a thrilling, four-part drama that follows the premise of the original films: for one night only, everything is legal. While the films were limited in only following one or two characters each purge, the series trails several characters of different genders, ethnicities, classes and political alliances. This … Read More

Is a live-action series of ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ necessary?

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Netflix recently announced that they will be working in partnership with Nickelodeon to adapt the universally-acclaimed animated show, ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’, into a live-action series. ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ takes place in a fictional fantasy world influenced by Asian culture and identity. The world is divided into four kingdoms based … Read More

Review: Bodyguard (Spoiler free)

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With more viewings than Downton Abbey or Sherlock, BBC’s latest drama ‘The Bodyguard’ is the show of the moment. And for good reason. In a fabulously fast paced mini-series, lovable but unpredictable Richard Madden (David Budd) leads viewers through tangible threats of terror on home soil, wrestling with war wounds … Read More

Ibi Zuboi criticises WSJ on racist review of Pride

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Many of you have probably heard of the Young Adult novel called Pride that was published last year. It is a diverse remix of the Jane Austen’s classic, Pride and Prejudice, with characters of colour who live in Brooklyn. Among the positive reviews it received, Meghan Cox Gurdon’s review published … Read More

Reading Race

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The Lifestyle & Culture editors give their recommendations for influential and impactful contemporary literature by Black authors.   Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Americanah follows Ifemelu, a young Nigerian woman who immigrates to the United States to attend university. Throughout the novel, we witness Ifemelu struggle with understanding her identity … Read More