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Taking the High Road – Most Anticipated Pop Albums of 2020 So Far

By Chloé Agar So, we’ve survived the New Year, almost got through Veganuary, and have even started Hilary Term. What more excitement could there be? Well, music releases, of course (work with me here). While it is still only January, and I might be setting the bar very high, there are already some fantastic pop Read More…

theatre

Review: Merrily We Roll Along

In Plato’s ‘Republic’, Socrates tells Cephalus, ‘They say for the rich there are many consolations.’ The Goya Theatre’s production of Merrily We Roll Along provides the antithesis. The play/musical follows the lives of a group of people that eventually break through in the entertainment industry, firstly at Broadway and then perhaps, drearily predictably, in Hollywood, Read More…

Film & TV Opinion

Love Island meets literature: a Love Island poetry discussion

The appearance of yet another season of Love Island on our screens this winter stands testament to the prominent position it currently holds in pop culture. At a time of political upheaval and social instability, what does our obsession with the lulling sound of ‘I’ve got a text’ and the ‘do bits society’ tell us Read More…

Music

It’s 2020 — and we need a new Frank Ocean album.

Soulful innovator Frank Ocean has the habit of stretching out the time he takes between studio albums. Since 2011 he has only released three long-form projects to date: Nostalgia Ultra, Channel Orange and Blonde– with the latter being released almost four years ago.  Fans like me are buzzing for any indication of Ocean being actively involved Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Little Women Review: These Women Have Spirit

I’m pretty sure I was 10 when I first read Little Women, which is no cheap shot at praise (I’m almost certain I’ve sat next to English students that at this age were dosing up on Dante’s Divine Comedy with their cereal) however, for some reason it has stuck in my memory as the book in which Read More…