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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...

March 16, 2019

Angela Davis returned to the Southbank Centre for International Women’s Day 2019, following her 2017 talk about gender equality in the “post-Trump era”. Around 8pm, she had a sold-out audience waiting for her, who erupted into an instant standing ovation as soon as Dav...

March 16, 2019

For International Women’s Day 2019, The Women of The World foundation held their annual WOW Festival on March 8 and 9 at the Southbank Centre. The WOW Foundation is, since this year, an independent foundation from the Southbank Centre. The initiative, founded by Jude K...

March 11, 2019

Felicity Aston is the kind of person you could chat with all day – I almost did. She is warm-hearted, extremely bright, and utterly fascinating. She is a woman that has had brushes with polar bears and has trekked through the Peruvian jungle; Felicity Aston is a role m...

March 5, 2019

With the soaring rent fees both in halls of residence and private accomodation, it’s almost no wonder that so many are turning to the lucrative sex business. Save The Student, a money advice website, found that one in ten students were using their bodies as a means of...

March 2, 2019

Dr. Maxwell Boykoff is the Director of the Center for Science and Technology Policy Research, which is part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. His work, focusing in cultural politics and environmen...

February 19, 2019

True crime has left the jurisdiction of the courtroom and moved on to our TV screens. A surge of "adapted from true events" films about serial killers has brought to question whether cinema immortalises their heinous acts, or only does justice in depicting their fowl c...

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