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Review: The Bear and the Nightingale

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The story starts off with a tale of a beautiful girl who bravely faces the winter demon Morozko and is rewarded riches beyond imagination. This old folktale slowly unravels in the novel to be the story of Vasilisa, the youngest daughter of the Russian boyar Pyotr Vladimirovich and his wife … Read More

Review: The Moorside

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As it marks nearly a decade since the appeal and search for nine-year-old Shannon Matthews in 2008, BBC One’s two-part series, The Moorside, revisits the unusual event that grasped the attention of the local community, as well as news nationwide. Shannon’s disappearance in Dewsbury was said to be the biggest … Read More

Review: Powerless, With No Power Comes No Originality

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DC’s attempt at breathing some comedy into its universe falls somewhat flat, with hollow humour, hollow characters, and a hollow story. The premise of DC’s latest TV series Powerless sounds interesting enough: it promised superheroes being held accountable for their actions, painted a picture of city streets rampant with villains, … Read More

Review: Here’s Looking at You Kid

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Helen Burke is a seasoned poet and has amassed an impressive array of competition successes over the years. Valley Press have released an anthology of her most requested poems… Here’s Looking at You Kid is Helen Burke’s collection of her most requested poems. They centre, touchingly, around her parents, covering … Read More

Review: Confidence

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The debut of writing team Rowland Manthorpe and Kirsten Smith, Confidence tracks two occasionally coinciding protagonists as they navigate the trials and tribulations of their final year at university. Ellie has hit a brick wall with her dissertation, and battles lukewarm feelings towards her unfailingly devoted boyfriend as her social … Read More

Review: Take This One to Bed

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Antony Dunn’s anthology Take This One to Bed at first presents itself as a sultry invitation, and you open the pages expecting to see hymns written to the female body – or at least some thinly veiled allusions to sex. Instead Dunn gives you the intimacy evoked by the suggestive … Read More

Review: 24: Legacy – Enough is Enough! Or is it?

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Superbowl Sunday saw the premiere of 24: Legacy, a new spin-off of the widely successful 24 that aired from 2001 to 2010. Television seems increasingly interested in reviving past shows, echoing the trend of reboots and sequels that is currently dominating Hollywood. 24: Legacy marks the third instalment of the … Read More

Let’s drink some more Gin, shall we?

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There comes a time, as editors, when we must compel ourselves to ‘take one for the team’. With this moral responsibility in mind, Gryphon editors Charlie Green and Will Hoole were invited down to the Botanist, Leeds, where they were obliged to sample the second best gin in the world. … Read More

A look back on 2016

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It began with the death of David Bowie, less than two weeks into the New Year. An almost mythical figure, many would not have been surprised if he had proved to be immortal. The stark realisation that he was mortal, like the rest of us, set the tone for 2016. … Read More

Flavoursome Fare at Comptoir Libanais

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In amongst the Christmassy chaos of the Trinity Centre, new Lebanese restaurant Comptoir Libanais offers a welcome glimpse of heavenly summer with its colourful souk-like interiors and delicious exotic food. The new Lebanese canteen is (based next to the Everyman Cinema on the top floor of Trinity) offers tasty Middle … Read More