Category : Lifestyle & Culture

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

Activists, Educators, Revolutionaries

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Lifestyle and Culture are kicking off our contribution to Black History Month with a selection of profiles of some of the most influential people of colour, past and present, who have had a substantial effect on the world and the way in which we view it.   James Baldwin Arguably … Read More

Review: Norm Macdonald Has a Show

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Hot off the heels of the cancellation of Michelle Wolf and Joel McHale’s weekly talk shows, Netflix has decided to try their luck again. This time, they’ve taken a chance on criminally underrated comedian Norm Macdonald. Unlike McHale’s rehash of his old show The Soup, or Wolf’s attempt at copying … Read More

Review: Killing Eve

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It’s a tale we’re all familiar with: spy and assassin caught up in a cat-and-mouse chase, each becoming ever more obsessed with the other as their paths bring them closer – or are we? We’ve all seen plenty of thrillers like this before, but this one comes with a refreshing twist: both … Read More

Review: BoJack Season 5

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Looks like our favourite dysfunctional character is back – with a new season to boot! When we last saw BoJack at the end of season four, he was attempting to redeem himself as a person by helping Hollyhock find her mother and agreeing to star in the show Philbert after Princess Carolyn … Read More