Tag : ananya sriram

“The Master-Mistress of my Passion: Shakespeare’s Work Through an LGBTQ+ Lens

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Anaya Sriram examines to what extent Shakespeare represents LGBTQ+ characters within his plays. If you ask anyone to name an iconic straight love story, the first one that springs to mind is usually Romeo and Juliet. Last week saw Valentines’ Day and as a result the same, overused quotes on … Read More

‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ – The Film That Doesn’t Commit

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Arts writer, Ananya Sriram, discusses the  racial problems in  ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’. It seems that issues of race and its portrayal in film have become an integral part of the discussion surrounding the Oscars every year. Increasing focus is given not only to diversity in films, exemplified by … Read More

OT’s Mojo: ‘rip-roaring, searing black comedy’

8 months ago / 0 comments

First premiered in 1995, Jez Butterworth’s ‘Mojo’ is a rip-roaring, searing black comedy that takes us right to the dark underbelly of gang warfare in late 1950s Soho. The stage is masked by a fug of smoke, and the scent of sex, drugs and rock’n’roll is rife in the seedy … Read More

The Problem with Apu: When Stereotypes Aren’t Funny Anymore

10 months ago / 0 comments

As an almost permanent fixture of primetime TV for 28 years, The Simpsons has become an integral part of our cultural landscape. But there’s an intrinsic problem with this most beloved of cartoons, the subject of which is explored in comedian Hari Kondabolu’s new documentary, The Problem with Apu. Although … Read More

Stop Appropriating Cultural Appropriation

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The term ‘cultural appropriation’ is often met by many with a smirk or an eye-roll. The term has become almost synonymous with ‘political correctness gone mad’, and is now mostly eliciting responses of derision or anger, detracting from the fact that it is actually a serious issue. It’s now being … Read More

Kele Okereke @ Chapel

11 months ago / 0 comments

The beauty of a venue like Church really lies in its acoustics. The high, vaulted walls are really designed to make even the smallest sounds fill the room, providing you know how to work the space, and no-one does this better than ex-Bloc Party frontman Kele Okereke. It’s a small … Read More

The Apprentice: Stupidity at its Finest

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Lumbering on into its thirteenth series, you can’t help but wonder why Lord Sugar hasn’t packed it in and retired. Yet he still chooses to subject himself to stupidity, chaos and bad planning, all packaged up in the form of 18 loud-mouthed, egotistical contestants. The thought of it alone is … Read More

Lorde @ Alexandra Palace, 27/09/17

12 months ago / 0 comments

There’s an awkward kind of restlessness amongst the Lorde crowd at Ally Pally tonight. Everyone’s excited, but no-one really wants to show it. It’s a whole different story when the lights go down though – within seconds everyone’s dancing feverishly to ‘Magnets’, Yelich-O’Connor’s 2015 hit collaboration with Disclosure. ‘Tennis Court’ … Read More