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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

Review: Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel

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In his debut novel, Sleeping Giants, Sylvain Neuvel brings a fresh and global perspective to the well-worn science fiction trope of giant alien robots. When Rose Franklin is eleven, she falls into a hole while biking in the woods. She is discovered in the hole, laying in the palm of … Read More

RSC’s King Lear: poverty, humanity and destruction

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Can we use 400-year-old plays to reflect on how we live today? Charlie takes a look at Shakespeare’s King Lear to determine whether anything has really changed between then and now: Every time I watch this play, I see it in an utterly different way. This time round, it was … Read More

Review: Another jewel in Netflix’s crown

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Netflix has gained a reputation over the past two years as the underdog of TV production, hitting us first with Orange is the New Black and going on to sponsor the creation of Better Call Saul. Since the majority of students have access to a Netflix account, the titles Stranger … Read More