Tag : Mikhail Hanafi

Leeds Arts University students showcase their talent in ‘Proximity’ @ HPBC

10 months ago / 0 comments

Proximity, a second-year visual arts exhibition from a handful of students from Leeds Arts University, was an intimate, diverse affair. Described as “a multidisciplinary exhibition focusing on proximity within space, time and relationship”, the works were arranged in the small, crowded basement of the Hyde Park Book Club, a choice … Read More

Netflix’s The Sinner: An Enthralling Watch

11 months ago / 0 comments

Based on the novel by Petra Hammesfahr, The Sinner follows Cora Tannetti (Jessica Biel), whose life spirals out of control after she commits a seemingly senseless murder in broad daylight. As she tries to unravel the psychological layers behind her crime with the help of the gruff, troubled Detective Harry … Read More

GIRLI @ Chapel, 18/11

12 months ago / 0 comments

There are a few things that pop artists tend to avoid or tone down when they’re trying to be taken more seriously.: garish colours, overly-aggressive production, swearing and politically-charged songs come to mind as a few of those things. GIRLI. real name Milly Toomey, embraces them all. As she danced … Read More

The Kooks @ First Direct Arena, 23/11

12 months ago / 0 comments

With the First Direct Arena packed full of fans, The Kooks looked set to have a solid start to their 2017 arena tour. A mainstay in English indie rock, the band has a lengthy collection of hits to draw on, having released their first album in 2006 with 3 subsequent … Read More

‘Reputation’ by Taylor Swift

1 year ago / 0 comments

Reputation, Taylor Swift’s 6th studio album, opens with the blaring bass notes of ‘…Ready For It?’. They sound like they’d be more at home on 2013’s Yeezus, but it makes sense that Swift would dip into the hip-hop playbook. A quick glance at the Billboard Hot 100 is enough to … Read More

Netflix and the Serialised Television Phenomenon

1 year ago / 0 comments

Where TV series of old tended to stick more rigidly to a procedural format, telling their stories within self-contained episodes, we’ve begun to see more and more shows embrace serialised storytelling. Arts Editor, Mikhail Hanafi, explores the trend. With shows like Breaking Bad, Mad Men and Game of Thrones weaving … Read More

The Straight Face of LGBT+ Cinema

1 year ago / 0 comments

Arts Editor, Mikhail Hanafi, explores the politics of LGBT+ representation in film. Which films are going to be cemented in LGBT+ film canon? If you ask the general public, you’d likely get answers like Brokeback Mountain, Carol, The Danish Girl or even Blue is the Warmest Colour. The more movie-inclined … Read More

Jordan Rakei to play Belgrave Music Hall, 18/10

1 year ago / 0 comments

Straight off of the release of his full-length album Wallflower in September, soulful New Zealand native Jordan Rakei will be bringing his silky-smooth tunes to Belgrave Music Hall in Leeds on the 18th of October. The 25-year-old multi-instrumentalist first garnered attention with his debut EP Franklin’s Room in 2013, which … Read More

The Whitewashing of Aladdin

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Despite the narrative that we are the most progressive era in history, debates about portrayals of race in the arts continue to rage on. The latest controversy is the casting of the white actor Billy Magnussen in Disney’s live-action remake of Aladdin. For those who’ve been lucky enough to be … Read More