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TV Review: ‘Mandy’ Brings Diane Morgan Into The Spotlight

As someone who grew up watching Diane Morgan’s appearances on Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, it’s hard to separate her from the persona of Philomena Cunk. Cunk clearly became a phenomenon, going on to host the BBC2 five-part historical mockumentary Cunk on Britain, and Cunk and Other Humans, alongside releasing books under the name. Cunk is hard to describe […]Read More

TV Review: ‘The Umbrella Academy’ Season 2 Makes Light of

When season one of Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy dropped last year, it took the world by storm. With its exciting storytelling, interesting characters, and stellar soundtrack it quickly got recognised as one Netflix’s tentpole shows and was only a matter of time before a second season dropped. But after such an amazing first season, can […]Read More

TV Review: ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Series 2

Check out our introduction to the show here. TV’s funniest vampires are back with a second series of What We Do in the Shadows, which manages to improve on the already-brilliant series one. The spin-off of the 2014 film of the same name by Taika Waititi and Jermaine Clement presents vampires Nandor, Laszlo and Nadja […]Read More

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