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Re-defining comfort eating

Re-defining comfort eating

Catrin Stewart looks at the privilege associated with comfort eating and how the consumption of food is fundamentally about more.
Opinion: the 2019 Academy Awards in review

Opinion: the 2019 Academy Awards in review

After waves of bad publicity that suggested the 2019 Academy Awards could be the worst in years, it ended up being a mixed bag
Opinion: Leave Ari Alone!

Opinion: Leave Ari Alone!

In the wake of criticism surrounding Ariana Grande’s headline slot at Manchester Pride, Alex Corns asks for some perspective
Why Green Book’s Best Picture win is a good thing

Why Green Book’s Best Picture win is a good thing

Adrian Kanyoli argues that the time is right for him to suspend his hatred of white-saviour films like Green Book and Hidden Figures following the former’s recent Best Picture win
The importance of having a creative outlet

The importance of having a creative outlet

We are all artists. Whether we realise it or not, we demonstrate our creative instincts in things that we do every day. Convinced? Let Theo Bennett explain
The Independent Group: A naive return to a rejected politics

The Independent Group: A naive return to a rejected politics

George Walker argues ‘The Independent Group’ represents a backwards step for progressive politics and the electoral fight against the failing Conservative party, a by-election should be called immediately.
Opinion: The 1960s, ‘The Man’ and where it’s all gone wrong

Opinion: The 1960s, ‘The Man’ and where it’s all gone wrong

Contributor Kit Delamain talks culture, identity, the loss of passion and the importance of the man
Opinion: What Netflix‘s big BAFTA wins mean for the future of cinema

Opinion: What Netflix‘s big BAFTA wins mean for the future of cinema

This year at the BAFTAS is about whether Netflix is going to win its battle with movie theatres, writes contributor Adrian Kanyoli
Opinion: Separating artist and art in the music industry

Opinion: Separating artist and art in the music industry

How far can a musician be separated from their actions, and should the general public continue to listen? Eleanor Roberts discusses
Opinion: Sexism remains an issue in the music industry

Opinion: Sexism remains an issue in the music industry

Women make up just 17% of the charts, and sexism in the industry goes much deeper even in our local music scenes, writes Lily Martin
George, Ravi, and the rise of ‘Raga Rock’

George, Ravi, and the rise of ‘Raga Rock’

Aidan Tinsley explores George Harrison’s famous relationship with Ravi Shankar and how the influence of Indian music has infiltrated the UK’s popular music scene
Just Give Me a Reason: Why is Pink worthy of her BRIT award?

Just Give Me a Reason: Why is Pink worthy of her BRIT award?

On the announcement that Pink will receive the BRIT Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music, Bella Fleming looks at the reasons why she is not a worthy winner
Modern Art: A victim of British traditionalism?

Modern Art: A victim of British traditionalism?

Angus Dickson discusses the reasons for the decline of Modern Art’s popularity by exploring how xenophobia, cultural progression, and artistic theory impact upon our definitions of ‘art’
Opinion: The Oscars are the film industry’s worst enemy

Opinion: The Oscars are the film industry’s worst enemy

In an effort to streamline their yearly awards ceremony, The Academy has flipped the bird to the film industry in favour of pleasing the masses
Food and Film: A Banquet of Symbolism

Food and Film: A Banquet of Symbolism

“Like many other student procrastinators of late, I have found myself falling down the rabbit hole of food-related YouTube, hence coming across the most classic and noteworthy foody film scenes that will leave you simultaneously love-struck, feeling the pressure of the kitchen and, most of all, hungry.”
Crazy Rich Asians is not a victory

Crazy Rich Asians is not a victory

Crazy Rich Asians cements Chinese dominance in multi-racial Singapore, and panders to Westernised conceptions of Asian culture.
Metro Exodus shuns Steam in favour of Epic Games store

Metro Exodus shuns Steam in favour of Epic Games store

Epic Games continues its war on Steam and joins forces with Metro Exodus
Review: FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Review: FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

Netflix’s recent documentary on FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened, directed by Chris Smith, sheds light on this disaster.
Pret A Manger and the Stern Review

Pret A Manger and the Stern Review

The Stern Report made similar recommendations to the IPCC report which said we have twelve years left to live — Alex Walker believes the reason nothing was done has something to with Pret
Opinion: Do we really need a sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?

Opinion: Do we really need a sequel to ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’?

Alice Porter discusses the announcement of the sequel to Margaret Atwood’s seminal novel