Tag : jade Verbick

Out of This World Performance: One Giant Leap

4 months ago / 0 comments

Student-produced shows can be a mixed bag of low production value, amateur performances, and poor storytelling, but every once in a while, there is a hidden gem. A show that completely exceeds expectations and reminds you of the extreme talent possessed by young creatives. One Giant Leap definitely falls into … Read More

5 Great Sci-fi Novels for You to Read

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

REVIEW: Altered Carbon

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

Black Mirror: A Ranking

8 months ago / 0 comments

Here is Lifestyle and Culture’s ranking of all 19 episodes from worst to best Metalhead S4E5 While well-filmed and acted, this post-apocalyptic episode with a very violent dog-like machine pursuing a woman is just boring. In another show, this might’ve been a standout, but this is Black Mirror. Playtest S3E2 … Read More

The Good Place

10 months ago / 0 comments

From the showrunner of The Office (US) and Parks and Recreation comes an existential comedy about the afterlife. The Good Place follows Eleanor Shellstrop, played by Kristen Bell, as she finds herself in a waiting room facing a large green sign saying ‘Welcome! Everything is Fine.’ It is then that … Read More

Breaking Down Bonfire Night

11 months ago / 0 comments

Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot. I know of no reason, why the gunpowder treason, should ever be forgot…   One of my favourite nights of the year has to be Bonfire Night! I love the bonfire, I love the firework displays, and I love the … Read More

A Gin-Credible Experience

11 months ago / 0 comments

Lifestyle and Culture Editor, Jade Verbick, recounts her classy night at a cafe-turned-gin bar hosted by Sipsmith ambassadors.   It’s not every day that one gets invited to a gin tasting and masterclass with all the 20-something social media influencers of Leeds, but that’s how I found myself on the first floor … Read More

Pick Your Poison

11 months ago / 0 comments

Lifestyle and Culture Editors, Jade Verbick  and Bella Davis, spent a lunchtime getting tipsy on Hotel Chocolat’s new collection of Halloween cocktail chocolates with a shot of liquor. The Gryphon’s Editor-in-Chief Reece Parker even got in on the action. Black Cat Martini I have to say the name was not … Read More

Boozy Brunch with a Cuban Twist

11 months ago / 0 comments

Revolución de Cuba, located on Call Lane, is not a place you would necessarily find yourself on a Sunday morning for brunch, but Leeds is all about pleasant surprises. With its light and tropical atmosphere, it’s easy to forget that you’re drinking mojitos in the Leeds city centre and not … Read More

Podcasts: Let’s Switch Tunes for Talks!

12 months ago / 0 comments

Podcasts are seriously underrated and have been around for 10 years now. Therefore, it seems only fair to shed some worthy light on the humble podcast. If you are an avid podcast listener looking for some new ear candy, or a rookie looking to broaden your podcast horizons, then take … Read More