October 24, 2020

It is undeniable that technology has changed the way we view social interaction. In observing millennial culture, and one might be more inclined to believe that technology has negatively impacted our ability to connect and relate meaningfully with each other. Lean more...

October 13, 2020

 Image: Mariana JM via Unsplash

Netflix’s latest film adaptation follows the first novel in the Enola Holmes series, author Nancy Springer’s adaptation of the classic Sherlock Holmes adventures. Springer’s adaptation centres itself around Enola, the forgotten younger si...

September 25, 2020

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“So it goes” is the mantra Billy Pilgrim continues to live by amid his many misfortunes throughout the novel Slaughterhouse Five. “Trying to behave decently without any expectation of rewards or punishments” in a ridiculous world is a common theme in au...

September 6, 2020

Credits: Ella-Mae Earnshaw

Strand Magazine's new column HomeCooked dives into lockdown stories from the kitchen. Natty Sae Jew writes about the nostalgia and comfort she found in cooking Salapao.

“How was lockdown?” 
 

If you’d ask somebody this question a year ago,...

August 29, 2020

Image: Pang Yuhao

As I submitted my final deadline for second year, I felt free as a bird. Usually, I would have plans to look forward to for the summer, which would mark the end of a tiring academic year and force me to retire my constant state of being worrisome. With...

August 17, 2020

 Image: Andre Hunter (2018)

This week, A-Level Results Day consolidated classism as part of the government’s core curriculum. The New Statesman reports, the share of A-level grades at A and above rose by 4.7% in private schools but by a mere 0.3% at colleges and sixth f...

August 4, 2020

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The Covid-19 outbreak in the UK has demonstrated that inequality kills. So, who will the ‘Better Health Plan’ benefit?

 On Monday 27th July, the UK government published the policy paper ‘Tackling Obesity: Empowering Adults and Children to Live Healthie...

When Henry David Thoreau wrote, ‘the language of friendship is not words, but meanings’, I called pretentious bullsh*t. Literature of all time periods has attempted to define, satirise, and romanticise the complex relationship of friendship – a conundrum. From an early...

July 19, 2020

 Illustration: Ana Pau B. Leon @theworldinposters

Trigger warning: sexual harassment, assault and violence.

For womxn, experiencing public sexual harassment is both relentless and commonplace. The explosiveness of the #MeToo movement opened a new dialogue about sexu...

July 17, 2020

 Image: Flaunter

During lockdown, our lives were stripped back to the basics. We left the house only when necessary. We stockpiled food and barricaded ourselves inside, ready to weather the storm. Survival became our sole focus. When a deadly disease could come knocking...

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