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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 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,...

Edward Hopper, Automat (1927)

I sit in the upper corner of the lecture theatre, the exact same place every time. Left edge, close to the exit; last row, so that no one can look over my shoulder. I see all (not counting the upper circle) and no one sees me. I see groups...

Wednesday November 13th saw the much-anticipated meeting of Hillary Rodham Clinton and Julia Gillard, launching the ‘World Questions’ series with a candid discussion on equality, technology and the reality of pressure. Strand magazine attended this exceptional event at...

November 2, 2019

For three weeks, the BFI’s 63rd London Film Festival took place across multiple cinemas in the city, presenting some of the most exciting work at the forefront of film culture. After the build-up of various films shown and celebrated at previous festivals, including Cé...

October 15, 2019

Photos via Wikimedia Commons: Mummified hand from the Musée des beaux-arts de Lyon

When I visited the Pompeii exhibition during its temporary feature at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, I remember holding my breath. I wasn’t convinced that I was prepared t...

“Maybe sorry is the closest I ever got to expressing love.” 

Jenny Hval, via Tom Øverlie (Flickr)

Ruminations on love; the ecosystem of a human narrative, and one’s place in it; ‘of corpse’ and other gems; blossoming into awareness. In Jenny Hval’s latest album...

March 24, 2019

‘There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide. Judging whether life is or is not worth living amounts to answering the fundamental question of philosophy. All the rest— whether or not the world has three dimensions, whether the mind has nin...

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