Archive for January, 2019

To Let signs, Belfast by Albert Bridge@Geograph

Sophie Marriott argues that The Mancunion’s recent revelations about student housing in Manchester reveals the deep rooted inequalities in higher education.

Photo: Elena Ringo @WikimediaCommons

Review: Beautiful Boy

Felix Van Groeningen well and truly changed the teenage drama sub-genre with Beautiful Boy, a film based on the memoirs of Nic and David Sheff.

Photo: magicatwork @ Flickr

It is no mystery that social media has shaped the way we interact. However, new studies have found that online platforms are contributing to relationships becoming increasingly superficial

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Oscar Nominations 2019

The current controversy surrounding the now hostless Oscars means the spotlight shining on this year’s nominations is even brighter

Photo: Max Pixel

For many, the iconic look to be continually associated with Manchester would be one which resembles a 90’s, Liam Gallagher-esque ensemble. Yet since becoming the global capital of fast-fashion and housing big money brands such as Boohoo, Nasty Gal, PrettyLittleThing, and Missguided, the city’s style has certainly entered a new chapter. Homing so many brands that depend […]

Mural of Tony Wilson artist Akse. Photo: David Dixon @ Geograph

In this instalment of Artefact of the Week, Theo Bennett explores a tribute to Manchester music mogul Tony Wilson: the latest Akse mural to grace the side of a Northern Quarter substation

Photo: Siebbi @Flickr

Review: The Mule

A terrible example of trying to have your own cake and eat it. Balancing an interrogative character piece alongside Clint Eastwood having two threesomes

Photo: Plum Leaves @ Flickr

Saoirse Akhtar-Farren reviews the plentiful Pre-Raphaelite exhibition currently on show at The Lowry, and explores L. S. Lowry’s admiration of the avant-garde Victorian student group.

Photo: Alisha M. Frederick

Review: Vice

Adrian Kanyoli reviews Adam McKay’s latest satirical biopic Vice

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