Tag : ben cook

Editorial candidate interview: Ben Cook

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Why should students vote for you? It’s a great opportunity and I want to give something back to the students here. I want to make sure The Gryphon helps the students of Leeds get their voices heard and hold both the Union and the University to account. I have experience with a … Read More

Video Games | ISIS are playing the West at their own game

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There are three constants in life; death, taxes and the constant claims that video games are corrupting our children. Now a recent video released to the internet that appears to be a trailer for an ISIS video game has the likes of Bill O’Reilly and the rest of the Murdoch … Read More

TV | Louis Theroux's LA Stories

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Louis Theroux’s work has taken him around the globe but it is his interest in the weird and wonderful subcultures of American society that has truly defined his career. In the past Theroux has always been an Englishman abroad, peeking into a world that seems to perplex him as much … Read More

Books | Butcher's Crossing

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With the rediscovery of the 1965 novel, Stoner or “the greatest American novel you’ve never heard of” last year, the late John Williams has been propelled from relative obscurity to take his rightful place as one of the greatest American novelists of the last century. Butcher’s Crossing couldn’t be further … Read More

Comment | Too quick to judge Woody Allen

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In an open letter to the New York Times, Dylan Farrow recently spoke openly and harrowingly about her alleged sexual abuse at the hands of her stepfather, Woody Allen. Farrow believes that the continued celebration of Allen’s films leaves all of Hollywood complicit in the cover-up of her alleged sexual … Read More

TV | 20 years since the 'Twenty Something' hit our screens and never left

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20 years ago this September,  the concept of the ‘twenty-something’ and a little-known actress called Jennifer Aniston stumbled out of a Greenwich Village street and into our lives. It’s been two decades since Friends first graced our screens and ten since the “The Last One” saw us finally say goodbye to … Read More

TV | Girls

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When Girls emerged two years ago, it’s fair to say it courted its fair share of controversy. Perhaps most shocking was the decision to seemingly exclude anyone with a Y chromosome from attaching themselves to the show. It’s a testament to modern viewers’ fickleness that now entering into its third … Read More

TV | The Dangers of Downton Abbey

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Christmas is a time for peace, love and difficult conversations with family about why you’re still single, or your decision to pursue a degree in the arts. Yet spare a thought for our friends the television writers who, every year, are placed under the immense pressure of producing a special, … Read More

TV | The Great Train Robbery – All the wit and excitement of a Hollywood crime caper

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In one of those eerie coincidences that could lead the more cynical among us to question the extremes the BBC are willing to go to for a bit of publicity; Ronnie Biggs the most famous surviving member of The Great Train Robbery passed away hours before, A Robber’s Tale, the … Read More

TV | Last Tango in Halifax – More Alan Bennett than Wuthering Heights

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You could be forgiven for having missed the first series of the BBC’s Last Tango in Halifax, not to be mistaken for the Marlon Brando film Last Tango in Paris, under any circumstances, students are not exactly its intended audience however, having earned universal acclaim from critics, drawing in huge … Read More