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Feature: A Bigger Splash

Luca Guadagnino’s sensuous. suspenseful human drama owes a debt to David Hockney

In conversation with Neville Pierce

From student editor to film journalist for Empire, Neville Pierce is quite the chameleon

Interview: MCR Live

Sophie Billington speaks to Rhys from the up-and-coming media network about the Manchester creative scene, student media and Women in Media

Dealing with bereavement at university

Lauren Gibbins offers some advice for students dealing with loss

Feature: Remembering 2016’s lost LGBTQ+ pop icons

Following February’s LGBT history month, Jack Ashworth looks back over some of the dominant LGBTQ+ pop icons of the late 20th century

Feature: David Mancuso – the New Yorker who taught the world how to party

Remembering David Mancuso, founder of the legendary ‘by invitation only’ loft parties that transformed New York’s club scene in the early 70s

Grand Theft Auto V: The game that just keep giving?

Rockstar Games first released the latest instalment of the critically acclaimed Grand Theft Auto franchise back in 2013, to almost palpable anticipation, and they certainly did not disappoint. With sales in excess of 60 million copies across multiple platforms, GTA V’s success rivals that of the King of Pop and his 1982 album Thriller. But […]

High fashion goes high-tech

Kyle Zabawa channels Mystic Meg as he dusts of his couture crystal ball to bring you the technological future of fashion and cosmetics: including 3D printing, computer chips and even your own DNA

When does fried chicken become fowl play?

Helena Maxwell-Jackson weighs the pros and cons of fried chicken, where it comes from, and if it is affordable to be ethical

Interview: Twin Peaks

Will Ellis chats to the Chicago garage rockers about their origins, their relationship with drugs, and living the dream

Interview: Lonely The Brave

Gavin ‘Mo’ Edgeley talks us through rising up the ranks of the Reading and Leeds lineup

Opinion: To Boycott or to not Boycott?

Books Editor Leonie Dunn looks over the Christmas Amazon boycott and focuses on why it is both a positive and negative action to take

Feature: Deliciously Ella

Cat Hanson introduces readers to Ella Woodward (AKA Deliciously Ella) and her amazing recipes

Opinion: Difficult Second Album Syndrome – The Myth, The Mystery And The Mercury Prize

Stephen Miller asks whether a sophomore slump really does spell disaster for new acts

Opinion: The Tills Are Alive With The Sound Of Music

Stephen Miller asks whether the high street’s playlist choices are becoming too intrusive

Should you be doing a vocational degree?

A recent survey suggests that more and more graduates wish they’d taken a more vocational course at university. Sophie Lipton weighs up the pros and cons

Cornerhouse Pick of the Week: Rough Cut

Matthew Thomas reviews Jamie Shovlin’s latest project, commissioned by Manchester’s Cornerhouse

Feature: Thom Yorke

Alex Fenton reflects on Thom Yorke’s admirable career during his WHP set curated by Four Tet on the 2nd November 2013.

Opinion: Is illegal downloading acceptable?

A controversial piece by Matthew Byrne.

Opinion: Giving Classical A Chance

Continuing the fresher guide to our vibrant city, Phoebe Clarke argues that Manchester students don’t give Classical Music a chance.