September 8, 2020

“I really hope that once the film comes out, they will watch it, and they will understand that those who were criticizing me were actually walking the same path as me,” explains Maïmouna Doucouré in her interview with Time Magazine as she discusses the controversy that...

September 6, 2020

As I'm sure you're all so tired of hearing, we're in strange times, hard times, unprecedented times and in the middle of all this we are trying so desperately to cling onto a sense of normality and freedom. In August, I asked some of our writers how their relationship...

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,...

This piece originally appeared in the Strand Magazine's Summer 2020 Issue.

It’s 2am on a Tuesday night.

We’re scouring Spotify for a distinct low-fi playlist. In uni-student terms: something chill – something vibey, for another all-nighter. The first few soft strums of p...

 Graphics by Ella-Mae Earnshaw

Introducing Strand Magazine’s weekly music column, ON REPEAT where you'll find...

NEWS – a round-up of the biggest stories making the headlines

IN-DEPTH – Strand talks about the latest releases and all things music

OLD AND NEW – a curate...

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 26, 2020

Bo Ningen @ Ramsgate Music Hall, 2018 by Elissa Vinh

1977. Sex Pistols front man Johnny Rotten, leaning over his microphone, eyes wide open, is screaming what is to become the emblematic slogan of the punk rock movement: No Future! An angry political contestation agains...

August 20, 2020

In the introduction to the play’s text, Alan Bennett claimed that the eighteenth-century ‘was not an inspiring period’. Funnily enough, it is his own play that proves otherwise. The Madness of George III offers a delightful mix of witty political comedy

and poignant ref...

August 19, 2020

Summer (as unprecedented as this one may appear) often calls for a celebratory tale of youthful love and freedom in the sun, where at once everything and anything seems possible but where one inevitably suffers at the hands of the inexplicable torture we call coming of...

August 19, 2020

Still from the video for 'Woman' by Lola Young 

“Everyone felt so free and brave and vulnerable, but also really sexy. It brought so many women together and we were all cheering each other.”

This is how Lola Young described filming the video to Woman, her latest single,...

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