Lifestyle

Getting thrifty with Swifty

December 12, 2018

From country singer to global goddess, Taylor Swift’s style has dramatically changed, just like her music. She has come a long way since (insert ex-boyfriends name here) and throughout the years she has been pictured

The Hype

The significance of album artwork for music

December 12, 2018

Most people will be able to recognise white squiggly lines set against a black t-shirt and instantly know that it is a piece of Joy Division fan merchandise, or even just a t-shirt you wear to make people think that you know that you have a superior taste in music to them.

Film

You’re a nice one, Mr. Grinch

December 12, 2018

The Grinch is a lovable anti-hero compared to his successors in Illumination’s rendition of the classic Christmas film. The film opened in cinemas on November 9th and will run over the Christmas period. It was

Books

The story of Jaqueline Wilson

December 12, 2018

Although, Jaqueline Wilson is not exactly like your typical children’s author. She deals with darker subject matters than other children’s books, straying away from fantasies about fairies or stories about a troublesome child who torments his younger brother. Wilson’s stories explored themes such as broken families, domestic abuse, mental illnesses, and the foster care system.

Music

The unpredictability of Ms Lauryn Hill

December 12, 2018

Hill is not one to shy away from a bit of preaching. She closed the show with a reminder to “spread that vibration with love,” a sentiment echoed various times throughout. “We can resonate the frequency of love,” she said earlier in the performance.

Music

Best album of the year: No Shame by Lily Allen

December 12, 2018

Allen lures her listeners in even more with the soft childlike tone she uses throughout the album which juxtaposes the strong adult topics she is singing about and the subtle electronic dance sound in the background, making her latest collection of music truly unique.

Books

Michelle Obama tells her inspirational story in new book

December 12, 2018

While working for a Chicago based law firm, Sidley & Austin, she met her future husband, Barack Obama. She describes the early days of their relationship of how she would refer to him as an “exotic geek” and later described him as a unicorn. It is evident they formed an unbreakable bond from their initial meeting.

Film

Creating a good villain is no joking matter

December 12, 2018

“A protagonist and his story can only be as intellectually fascinating and emotionally compelling as the forces of antagonism make them” said Robert McKee, author and story-consultant.

Articles

The atypical portrayals of autism on TV

December 12, 2018

Sheldon himself denies being autistic, stating “My mother had me tested.” And yet: Obsessive behaviors. Social dysfunction. Regressive tendencies. Inability to grasp subtext and sarcasm. Avoidance of physical contact. Anxiety. Scientific savantism.

Articles

The not so-secret lives of celebrities under scrutiny

December 12, 2018

Even before social media, the public have always had an interest in the personal lives of celebrities.  Marilyn Monroe’s life was ruined by the press, her career had been going downhill and it was being splattered all over the magazines.

Lifestyle

Reality of retail

November 28, 2018

Long hours and mean customers during the festive season can be hard for anyone in retail. Nicole Cassidy tells us her experience with retail at Christmas

Lifestyle

In true military fashion

November 28, 2018

The Doc Martens website reads “Dr. Martens’ appeal to people who have their own individual style but share a united spirit – authentic characters who stand for something. People who possess a proud sense of

Lifestyle

Christmas party do’s and dont’s

November 28, 2018

Regardless of where you work, Christmas work parties are an annual opportunity for employees to showcase their character through what they decide to wear.

Television

Blackadder goes forth

November 28, 2018

Blackadder Goes Forth was the fourth and final series of the BBC comedy, which aired in 1989. This series follows Captain Edmund Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson), his dim-witted lackey Private Baldrick (Tony Robinson), and the wildly

Film

Stan Lee’s legacy will live on

November 28, 2018

His cameos have become an iconic feature in Marvel movies, a feature that fans of the movies look out for. He has had some memorable lines such as “Are you Tony Stank?” in Captain America: Civil War (2016).

The Hype

Daniel Sloss brings brightness to dark topics

November 28, 2018

The serious discussion he has about love and society in ‘Jigsaw’ has broken up over 10,000 couples, cancelled 40 engagements and cause 54 divorces, according to his Twitter. “All I’m doing is asking you uncomfortable questions that you don’t have the courage to ask yourself,” he says.

Lifestyle

Highlighting the Hypebeasts

November 28, 2018

From bumbags to graphic t-shirts, so many streetwear trends have been making a splash this year in both the catwalk and the high street, but none more so than the sneaker.

Film

Widows, an empowering heist thriller

November 28, 2018

Police brutality and government corruption provide the backdrop to the drama, but it’s fundamentally an entertaining, fast-paced mainstream movie about a team of very cool women stealing a lot of money.

Music

U2 make a powerful return to home ground

November 28, 2018

The setlist accompanied by politically charged imagery made the entire concert feel like a campaign for Bono 2027. The massive production was incredible to say the least and there is no doubt that the band are better than ever. But with Bono full of dad jokes and more humbler than ever, he was cascading, stripped down.

Television

Making a great second season

November 28, 2018

The main new figure that has been introduced in part two of the documentary is Steven Avery’s new lawyer Kathleen Zellner. She is known for proving the innocence of wrongly convicted people in the past and was not going to pass the opportunity of taking up the case and presenting Steven Avery.