Tag : jade Verbick

The Hottest Show on Netflix

4 days ago / 0 comments

We all talk about the thrilling Stranger Things, the sheer delight that is Queer Eye, and the dark and intriguing House of Cards, but there is one programme that smokes the competition. Aptly called Fireplace for Your Home, you get to watch a crackling fireplace grow and smolder for an … Read More

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

1 month ago / 0 comments

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

Reading Race

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

Out of This World Performance: One Giant Leap

7 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

8 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

8 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

10 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

12 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

1 year 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

1 year 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