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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

Doncaster pop-up saw amateur media-heads spring to life

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  You know that weekly email you get from your school, with information about events and semi-useful things, but you can never be bothered to read it? Occasionally it can pay off to take the time to filter through those links and snippets of information, since your school only has … Read More

Review: Class is definitely not top of the class

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New to BBC Three is a Doctor Who spin-off show, Class. The Doctor, Peter Capaldi, briefly visited the show in the first episode, but for the most part it follows five ‘unlikely’ teenagers attempting to ward off aliens. It follows the premise of Doctor Who entirely, except for the school … Read More

Is your taxi safe? License review reveals criminal convictions

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Following a review of taxi licensing regulations, Leeds City Council has uncovered “a range of unreported convictions and police cautions” among the city’s taxi drivers, according to a report drafted for councillors. Previously, Licensing checks were carried out at the point of renewal or following a complaint, but the Licensing … Read More