Affairs and Opinions, Art & Culture

Dystopian fiction turned fact?

Sales of dystopian novels have soared since President Trump’s inauguration in January. After Trump’s counsellor Kellyanne Conway used the term “alternative facts”, it was noted by many that the phrase seemed like something straight out of George Orwell’s 1984, causing sales of the classic dystopian novel to skyrocket, selling out on Amazon four days into […]

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Music

Awards season: 2017 BRIT Awards

Last Wednesday, I was lucky enough to spend the day at the 2017 BRIT Awards, managing to score myself some work experience behind the scenes of the British music industry’s biggest event. I was situated in the media box with the digital team of the evening, and I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t […]

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LEEDS

The Leeds Bucket List

As a third and final year student, it has started to dawn on me that I have limited time to do all the things that I wanted to do during my short but sweet three years as an undergraduate. So, this is a Top 20 Bucket List to do in Leeds, some of which I’ve […]

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LEEDS

Discover Headingley: Trio Bar and Grill

Leeds is a city packed with bars and restaurants, making choosing the perfect place to eat no easy task. But never fear- here at Lippy we are always more than happy to take one (or ten) for the team and try out all the delicious food Leeds has to offer. Enter Trio- our favourite place […]

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Art & Culture

Our Favourite Childhood Books

The recent news that Philip Pullman is releasing an ‘equel’ to the His Dark Materials novels is a welcome reprieve from the other bleak headlines that are dominating the news. As a teenager, I remember getting lost in the streets of Oxford with Lyra, wishing I could make friends with the fearsome polar bears, and […]

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Affairs and Opinions

The millennial housing “dream” is over: what now?

Last week, the communities’ secretary, Savid Javid, released a government White Paper detailing a “broken” housing market; interpreted by many as a long-awaited admittance that the “dream” of home ownership is now out of reach for most millennials, with house prices estimated to be 7.5 times the average income in the UK. The White Paper […]

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Affairs and Opinions

Post-truth, Fake news and Technology

A few weeks ago I was undergoing my daily time-wasting scroll through Instagram when a picture caught my eye. After clicking on it, I found a picture of the Obamas meeting the new President and First Lady. Michelle had her hand on the small of Melania Trump’s back, while horrifyingly, ex-president Obama’s hand appeared to […]

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Affairs and Opinions

Breaking the Grammy

Though she was awarded Album of the Year by the Grammys, Adele used her acceptance speech to shed light on the ‘monumental’ album that was Lemonade, and go so far as so physically break her award in two in order to share the coveted prize with it’s creator, Beyoncé. Adele claimed that she simply could […]

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Music

Kate Nash at Leeds University Union

To most of us, Kate Nash is simply a blast from the past, but after watching her perform on her UK tour, it’s fair to say she’s back with a vengeance. Naturally charismatic and fun, she made the stage her own as she danced and spun around, exuding energy and topping it all off with […]

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Affairs and Opinions

(Re)constructing the body politic through the lens

Ad campaigns as an artistic medium have always, and will continue to, evoke criticism: how can fashion, an industry predicated on exclusivity, justifiably promote inclusivity; how can a model, an idol of beauty, speak to the ‘real’ consumer; how can fashion – so stereotypically superfluous – be political without inviting the criticism of flirting with […]

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