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Du-rags to riches – Exploitation of black culture in high fashion

Nicole Lloyd explores the exploitation of black culture in high fashion


Guardian Angel or Glamorising Arms?

Is there a danger in sporting a fashion accessory without understanding its power as a political message? How aware of we are the statements we make?

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The Status-Faux

Following the evolution of technology to create designer faux fur, Sophie Billington discusses the fur-free movements and hypocrisy within the industry

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Waking up to ourselves

Corporations entrench societal privilege by making it okay to discriminate against people, they make it normal. When corporate giants such as Tesco and Asda put…


Classic Review: Irréversible

Some films can still be controversial even long after their release. Here is film editor Martin Solibakke’s Classic Review on Irréversible.


Are you enjoying comfortably?

George explores how far our enjoyment of an filmmakers’ is affected by our knowledge of their less glamorous private lives

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Opinion: Is illegal downloading acceptable?

A controversial piece by Matthew Byrne.

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The Student newspaper censored by EUSA

Edinburgh Student newspaper ‘Censorgate’

The Student newspaper of University of Edinburgh censored by its own union

Fancy dress is a favourite on many nights out

Student 101: controversial costumes

As The BOP was forced to pull its ‘Armed Forces and Taliban’ fancy dress theme Lucy Gardner explores the issue behind controversial costumes