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Game Review: Pokémon Isle of Armor

eleased in 2019 Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield brought the Pokemon franchise to the Nintendo switch. Sword and Shield are an amazing addition to the franchise with a beautiful story and great graphics. The expansion pack – Isle of Armor was released this month, capturing all the fun of the base game in a sweet new adventure.Read More

Book Review: After Callimachus, Poems // Stephanie Burt

Stephanie Burt’s interpretation of the surviving fragments of Callimachus’s poems is a phenomenal feat, remaining true to the diverse and lively voice of the Alexandrian scholar’s original texts. In applying her demonstrable command of language, she is able to draw meaning from the original poems, many of which survive only in small fragments, ensuring their […]Read More

Track Review: BUSSIT // Ari Lennox

Ari Lennox, the first female to be signed to J Cole’s record label, Dreamville, has delivered again with the much anticipated ‘BUSSIT’. Lennox gets straight to the point with her salty lyrics that hold her lover accountable: “You scared of love but fuck your fear / Ain’t no getting’ away from this if you wanted […]Read More

Theatre Review: Two // Theatre Group

As a northern theatre student that finds themself surrounded by southern artists the majority of the time, I cannot tell you how incredibly refreshing it was to watch Two by Jim Cartwright, and directed by Tom Gibson, last week. Focusing on working-class life in a northern pub in the 1980s, Cartwright’s pub is a space […]Read More

Theatre Review: Little Women // Music Theatre

Despite being around 150 years old, Louisa May Alcott’s novel, Little Women, has never been more in the limelight. Regardless of its Oscar snubs, Greta Gerwig’s star-studded adaptation of the classic tale gained wide critical acclaim towards the end of 2019, and the year closed with Little Women being my favourite film of the year. […]Read More

Top TV of the Decade: Twin Peaks: The Return

Welcome to The Indiependent’s Top TV of the Decade! In this feature, Jack Roberts discusses the intoxicating reunion series of David Lynch’s seminal Twin Peaks… Is it future or is it past? After 25 years of fan theories, cult followings and cherry pies washed down with damn fine coffee, 2017 saw the return of Mark […]Read More

Theatre Review: Wright Off // Open Theatre

“’Farce is dead’, I hear you say… When has it ever been more relevant?!” Being in the presence of Wright Off, written and directed by Luke Haywood, on Saturday evening was nothing but an absolute pleasure. Two hours of belly ache from laughing too much, and gasping for breath whilst whispering “WHAT is going on?!” […]Read More

Theatre Review: Before It Rains // Open Theatre

Katherine Chandler’s Before It Rains, performed by Open Theatre in [email protected], was a divine concoction of brave and beautiful storytelling, and contemporary life’s raw happenings. Punctuated with humour and the tense extremities of humankind, this production is, quite simply, the best show that I have seen a society put on stage during my time at […]Read More

Theatre Review: Listen, You Can Hear The Sound Of No

Ponder Theatre’s fifty-minute production of Listen, You Can Hear The Sound Of No Hands Clapping is written and directed by Melanie Noa Jehan, who devised her script by adapting John Milton’s Paradise Lost into an “avant-garde history play”. The piece follows six era-defining historical figures, such as Homer and Katherine Parr, who explore well-known works […]Read More