Tag : russell brand

Confessions of a teenage Essex Girl

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I’m from Essex. That looks odd all spelled out, I can’t remember the last time I wrote it down. Essex: that word that I learned in junior school, just the forth line of my address. Back then we all thought it was hilarious because it was partly a rude word. … Read More

Should we support Russell Brand’s revolution?

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The comedian, actor and now political activist Russell Brand has recently released his third book, ‘Revolution’.  Its publication follows controversial Newsnight appearances, columns for The Guardian and even a spot guest-editing The New Statesman. The Gryphon asks: should we support Russell Brand’s revolution of the British political system? Yes  Ella Griffiths I’ve always … Read More

Russell Brand’s Revolution: He’s not the Messiah

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Take the best of Che Guevara, Gandhi and Malcolm X and you have in no way described Russell Brand – the nation’s favourite former addict turned Christ-like revolutionary.  Only better, because he wears Raybans and knows about Bikram Yoga. He’s the man who wants to change our political system for … Read More

TV |Freeview Flicks of the week – Schindler's List, Billy Elliot and Milk

5 years ago / 0 comments

There’s always a wide selection of great films available on Freeview, and seeing as staying in is the new going out, TV presents the ideal opportunity to catch up on what you might have missed in the cinema. Sometimes the choice can be quite overwhelming, so here at Leeds Student … Read More

Interview | Josie Long on sport, filmmaking and Russell Brand

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photo: Leo Garbutt I meet Josie Long upstairs in the Hyde Park Picture House, crammed into a little office next to the projection room. She’s as exuberant as expected, even if it is the last leg on her film tour. I ask what she’s been up to in Leeds today. … Read More

TV | Hebburn – Proof that BBC comedy has been tainted by 'Sachsgate'

5 years ago / 0 comments

Hebburn returns to our screens for a second series, but despite some occasional funny gags, it’s hard not to notice the effects of comedic scandals, notably Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand’s ‘Sachsgate’, in influencing a new gentle and predictable nature of BBC comedy. Hebburn is not only the name of … Read More

Comment | Brand's call for youthful resistance

5 years ago / 0 comments

Much has been made in recent weeks of Russell Brand’s appearance on Newsnight and his 4,000 word call to arms for a revolution in the New Statesman. In his interview and his article, Brand came across as articulate and eloquent and his polemical rhetoric about a political establishment out of touch … Read More

Features | Brand calls for revolution but will we answer?

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Following Russell Brand’s Newsnight interview urging for revolution, LS explores what revolution really means for students.   Last week, in a fascinating Newsnight interview with Jeremy Paxman, comedian- cum-revolutionary Russell Brand made significant waves when he animatedly presented his Socialist vision to the UK. The 10 minute interview has since … Read More

Comment | Russell Brand for prime minister?

5 years ago / 0 comments

Russell Brand is sexist, obnoxious and annoying. But he might just be right about why we are so politically apathetic. The ideas which gushed forth during that interview with Paxman on Newsnight last week, assumedly from the deepest depths of Brand’s stomach, were nothing special. Beneath the banter and incoherent ranting can be … Read More