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Literature Lessons: The Best Pieces of Literature to Study

English Literature is a popular subject to take at school level and beyond. In these wonderful lessons, pieces of literature are studied in varying detail, depending on the level of qualification the student has reached. Novels and novellas, poems and poetry collections, plays and dramatic monologues all fall under the category of literature, over time […]Read More

Track Review: This Is England // The Jacques

The Jacques have slowly been gaining momentum through the release of their EPs Pretty DJ and The Artful Dodger, the latter of which contains the jumping track ‘This Is England’. It’s another rough, guitar-driven song that, with Fin O’Brien’s drawling and strongly accented vocals, also gives off a strong early-Libertines vibe. [soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/188468025″ params=”auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true” width=”100%” height=”150″ iframe=”true” /] Given its upbeat tempo, the very title, plus a music […]Read More

Track Review: Johannesburg // Bang Bang Romeo

‘Johannesburg’ is the latest track from the Sheffield-hailing four-piece Bang Bang Romeo, and it’s so full of power and class that it could very well work as the theme for a James Bond film. Lead singer Anastasia Walker’s strong, soulful vocals mix beautifully with the song’s huge production that clearly takes influence from the likes of Fleetwood […]Read More

The Sound of the Working Class

Those who argue that class struggles were a feature of Victorian Britain alone are too far up the social ladder to understand how the other half live. Under Conservative rule, the level of poverty is increasing. With the rising number of families part of the ‘working poor’ – an umbrella term to describe those who […]Read More

Movie Monday: Goodfellas

Title: Goodfellas Starring: Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Paul Sorvino Synopsis: “As far back as I could remember, I always wanted to be a gangster.” Often cited as not only Martin Scorsese’s greatest film but also one of the best films of all times, Goodfellas chronicles the rise and inevitable fall […]Read More

Film Review: Unfriended

Cyberbullying isn’t something any of us would like to admit to, however it’s something unfortunately many of us have been drawn to at one time or another. The anonymity of it all coupled with the fact you probably won’t ever meet the person in real life makes it all too easy to mock them – or even tell them to […]Read More

Film Review: Gone Girl

“Who are you? What have we done to each other? What will we do?” The opening lines of David Fincher’s psychological powerhouse Gone Girl already show that perhaps this isn’t the best film to go see with your significant other; the idea that we can never truly know what our partners are thinking is one of the […]Read More