Creative

Jealousy’s Cry

JEALOUSY’S CRY Don’t you dare to look at me. What is this gross profanity? It’s verging on insanity, I don’t know what’s come over me. Growing green like prickly weeds, I cannot stand your flashy needs. Like leprosy, I’ll consume you, Make you fussy, Call you a pussy. What is the conspiracy? It’s he; she; […]

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Creative

Call Me Closer

CALL ME CLOSER Call me closer to you, I am a sovereign state of solitude. Reach into the unmarked cavern and collect the shattered pieces of gemstone past a milky surface of flesh, echoes an unknown song that rings with closeness and familiarity. Collapse and find home in the crescent moon of jaw and neck. […]

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Lifestyle

Embracing Your Perfect Imperfections

“True strength is knowing, experiencing the truth, that in our fragility lies our possibility. And therefore, we must accept not just our strengths, but also our weaknesses. We must love them even more fiercely than we love our strengths, for they are one and the same.”- Umair Haque It is extremely hard to find an […]

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Art & Culture

Old Skool Disney vs New Skool Disney

There is nothing wrong with childhood nostalgia. In fact, it should be encouraged in a world where childhood classics are constantly being compared with the so-called new and improved model. It is becoming increasingly difficult to cherish my favourite Disney classics without the new live-action remake trying to overshadow it. Now don’t get me wrong, […]

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Art & Culture

Lippy Review: Arcadia at Leeds International Film Festival

As part of the Leeds International Film Festival 2017, Arcadia, Paul Wright’s new film, was projected on the screen of the Victoria Hall. The ‘Wesandersonian’ architecture of Leeds Town Hall, articulating both the past and modernity, set the perfect scenery for this film, provoking questions about our relationship to the past, present and future. The […]

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Music

Lippy Interview with Newton Faulkner

Entering Newton Faulkner’s dressing room at the Leeds Beckett Student Union, the man himself immediately makes me feel welcome by dismissing my proffered handshake in favour of a hug and welcoming me inside. As I get settled he makes friendly conversation about the tai chi he’s currently learning to help control his breathing and the […]

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Music

Lippy Preview: Skinny Lister at Stylus

Lippy Magazine is excited to see Xtra Mile Recordings label mates Skinny Lister and Beans On Toast, coming to Stylus on November 21st. Beans On Toast (Jay McAllister), describing himself as a “drunk folk singer”, is an honest and humorous alt-folk musician, touching on themes ranging from the political to love. He has released a […]

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Creative

Reflect

Stand in front of the mirror Or… Grab a pair of scissors. There is always an error In the shimmer And the glimmer, Over time, the shine grows dimmer. Today you are merry, But what about tomorrow? Such joy can turn to sorrow. Thoughts and feelings are so bitter, Craving for clothing to fit better. […]

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Creative

The Ocean: A Femme Fatale

The ocean is a dangerous woman. The most dangerous woman. With an unprecedented wink of a generous wave, she may seduce even a man of pure devotion. She alluringly takes your hand, allows you to believe that you, A mere man of flesh and blood, Are in control of your movements, vulgar in comparison to […]

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