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Under the Covers: An Interview with Vagenda

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Features Editor Ruby Lott-Lavigna talks to Holly Baxter and Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, the brains behind the hugely successful feminist website, the Vagenda, and authors of The Vagenda: A Zero Tolerance Guide to the Media. Not wanting to mess up this opportunity to interview the Vagenda editors, I arrive at Rhiannon’s … Read More

Blind Date: Ruby meets Harvey

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Fourth-year English student Ruby met French and Politics graduate Harvey in Call Lane’s Distrikt for some tapas and a good bottle of red. However, did their fiery locks set each other alight? Ruby on Harvey: What did you expect? Beyond low expectations. Having to drudge through a few hours of … Read More

Was criticism over the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations justified?

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The 2015 Oscar nominations saw no female directors, screenwriters or cinematographers nominated, nor a single person of colour. Following widespread condemnation of the awards, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, the first African-American president of the academy, stated that she ‘would like to see more diversity’ in the nominations. In light of this, The … Read More

Female Masturbation: It’s a touchy subject

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It’s a Friday night. You’re sitting around a table in someone’s kitchen, drinking vodka out of a Deloitte promo mug. To disguise the uncomfortable atmosphere, you play ‘Never Have I Ever.’ It gets to one of the women, and they proudly announce ‘Never have I ever…masturbated.’ Fear. Panic. You look … Read More

Food | Belgrave Street Feast is still the edgiest way to cause a coronary

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Belgrave Music Hall is certainly one of the best things to come to Leeds in the last year. With its eclectic live music selection, slightly overpriced yet insufferably trendy craft beers and a beer garden – for all those warm, dry Leeds days – it’s truly great. It’s the perfect … Read More

“Life is about compromise. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”

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I’ve known about Helen Lewis for a while now. If you hadn’t clocked her name in a copy of the New Statesman, both as a Deputy Editor and a contributor, then you might have seen her on feminist debate events, the Sunday Politics, the Today Programme, Women’s Hour and other … Read More

Books | Will Self at Ilkley Literature Festival 2014

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Sauntering on to the stage like someone who has never felt nervous in his life, Will Self began his talk at the Ilkley Literature Festival with hotels. “Hotels are all part of a mass deception – they try and make you forget what’s happened in that bed you’re lying in.” Until … Read More

Cracking the Code: An Interview with Alice Bentinck

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The Gryphon speaks to Alice Bentinck, founder of Code First: Girls, on why so few women work in technology. I first heard of Alice Bentinck when I picked up a copy of Tech City News, a magazine about the London tech scene, in a fiendishly overpriced cafe in Oslo. Homesick, … Read More

Features | Sea-ing the light: Why the English Seaside is the Best Place on Earth

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For a long time, I’ve trusted in the mantra that if you take a plane somewhere, than that holiday is going to be better than the place you were originally. This is particularly true of England, what with it having unpredictable and uninspiring weather, and not much of a ‘holiday … Read More

Blogs | The Run Up To Christmas

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I feel like it’s a bit taboo to criticize your own year abroad. It is essential that you’re having SO MUCH FUN!!! and MEETING SO MANY NEW PEOPLE!!!!! Or else the study abroad police will come, murder you in some viscerally violent way, and post a picture of you on … Read More