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January 22, 2020

It’s not often that you get to see three of the biggest and most brilliant female actors of a generation working alongside each other but Bombshell brings together Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, and Margot Robbie to tell the explosive story of the Fox news scandal. Di...

January 21, 2020

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is a heart-warming film starring Tom Hanks as beloved American children’s television presenter Fred Rogers. The film itself is inspired by the 1998 Esquire article ‘Can You Say…Hero?’ by Tom Junod. It’s the latest film by director Ma...

January 18, 2020

A commitment-deficient generation wakes in a world where instant gratification is possible and endless options are available in every aspect of life; from what we want to eat to where we want to live to who we want to be when we grow up. With touch-screen-accustomed fi...

January 18, 2020

Photo: Celine Antal

I could faintly hear music booming as I stepped inside the unusual venue of 1X1 Studio’s London Fashion Week Men’s AW20 presentation, the night club Fabric London. It was strange seeing the place during the day – there were no bubbly university stude...

January 18, 2020

Humans are complex beings shaped by society. At times we are giving, at times we are selfish. At times we are humble, at times we are lustful. Inside us lives both good and bad which makes human lives dreadfully unpredictable.

Yushan Li and Jun Zhou, founders of PRONOUN...

January 17, 2020

Most of us chose King’s not only because of its good reputation but also because it seemed to pride itself on inclusivity, acceptance and a liberal worldview. I wanted to find out how true that is, and if King’s are really doing enough to promote pride and keep queer s...

January 15, 2020

Contains spoilers for the film 'Raw' (dir. Julia Ducournau) and 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' (dir. Wes Anderson.)

Sometimes, the quiet, understated beauty of a film is what endears us. Films such as ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Vox Lux,’ ‘Tangerine,’ and ‘Frances Ha’ are undeniably grea...

January 14, 2020

Photo of a ceiling in Hasht Behesht, Isfahan, Iran by Diego Delso (via WikiCommons).

When a certain Twitter-savvy president took to the internet threaten an attack on 52 Iranian sites in attempt to deter Tehran retaliation to the killing of general Qassim Soleimani, his...

Image via Wikimedia Commons.

As our lives begin to plough into 2020, we begin to ponder how we would like this year to unfold... achieving grades, graduating, securing a first job, getting that work promotion, more money, more travelling, more socialising, more friends,...

January 12, 2020


 

Island Mother

You birth in me something ungiven,

Not a will to live but rather

A pair of permanently unfolded wings

And a sadistic thirst for flying

A will for Plathian nostalgia

(her stasis in darkness, my unhinged half)

Should I have phrased such a sentiment

Years before I...

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