Affairs and Opinions

What does reality TV teach us about sex?

It is undeniable that we all indulge in the guilty-pleasure of watching reality television from time to time. So, most will be familiar with programmes such as Love Island, Take Me Out and Naked Attraction, but have you ever considered what they are teaching us? Everyone understands that Reality TV publicises people’s private lives, including […]

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Affairs and Opinions

Letter to a loved one, Mental Health

Dear my loved one, There is no way of knowing whether or not you will understand my moods, emotions or behaviours. But I need you to understand that it is not simply because of a heavy work load, a few bad nights of sleep or because my other half didn’t call me back last night. […]

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Affairs and Opinions

Never Disconnected

We all know that moment. You and a friend catch up over brunch. You both chat for a good while (however long that is in a generation that tends to get bored fairly easily) and before you know it, the phones are out and there is a prolonged silence in the air as you scroll […]

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Affairs and Opinions

Celebrities and Mental Health

Last week saw the topic of mental health once again being brought to the front lines of celebrity news. Kanye West went on (another) rant while on stage in the middle of a performance in San Jose. Four days later the rest of his 2016 Saint Pablo tour dates were cancelled. Following this it was […]

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Open Film Night at Hyde Park Book Club, Review

Last week I attended the Open Film Night at Hyde Park Book Club, hosted by Idle Work Factory – a production company whose commitment to the local arts scene and a desire to unify the film-making community resulted in this monthly showing. According to Jordan Kennedy, the owner of Idle Work Factory, the aim of […]

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Stories of Leeds

This picture was taken about three months ago, only a few days after I had arrived in Leeds. My second time in England, my first time in Leeds. My friend and I had spent the entire day walking the streets of the city, eager to see everything and discover new places. Although it was the […]

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Discover Headingley – Cafe Lento

Price: £5-10 Website: http://cafelento.co.uk/ Address: 21A North Ln, Leeds, LS6 3HW Headingley is home to a great deal of nice independent cafes, restaurants and shops. When I moved here, I did not know where to start when discovering this incredible neighbourhood. One day, I went food shopping and I happened to pass by this lovely […]

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Art & Culture

Review: Theatre Group’s Rules For Living

Cheerful Christmas tunes, glittering tinsel and a bedecked Christmas tree – I could feel the festive spirit as soon as I entered the theatre. Theatre Group had transformed the Alec Clegg studio into Sam Holcroft’s Rules for Living, a contemporary play about a family Christmas dinner that “starts off simple and descends into madness”. Crude […]

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Affairs and Opinions, Lifestyle

Judgement Days

Because of the recent win of the infamous new president of the United States whose tactic so often relies on belittling and criticising his opponents and the oh-so-tragic Brexit, I decided to write a short piece about judgment. Judgment is a big part of today’s society, hidden in everyday actions, most people do not realise […]

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What Does the New M&S Christmas Advert Tell Us About History?

M&S recently released their Christmas advert, a heartwarming depiction of Mrs. Clauses Christmas Eve. It isn’t often that we pay attention to Santa’s other half, yet this advert provoked thought about historical women overshadowed by their husbands. Mrs. Claus is depicted as diligent, intuitive, thoughtful, skillful and sensitively sassy – and the advert has been […]

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