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A Call to Arms: the Young Should Spit at the

As someone who currently has the European fence stuck firmly between each buttock; I would like to suggest the case for Brexit as I see it, for the sake of objectivity and democracy, in reply to the recent article by a colleague entitled ‘What’s The Point In Brexit?’. So, to shoot the elephant in the […]Read More

Sports Direct: A catalogue of failures?

We’ve all been there. We’ve dragged our feet under the giant red, white and blue sign, collapsed through the doors and entered the maze of unfolded clothes and crammed in ‘99% OFF’ offers that is, in a nutshell, Sports Direct. Its boss Mike Ashley eventually mustered up the courage to appear before the Commons Business Select […]Read More

What’s the point in Brexit?

On the 23rd of June Britain will be making the most important choice in a generation: a choice between isolation or unity. Much of the reason why this referendum is even taking place is because of the massive issues the EU has been facing since the financial crash of 2008. With the backdrop of weak […]Read More

Justin Bieber: the transformation of a public irritant

Justin Bieber has always been a polarising figure. Opinions have been notoriously divided ever since the Canadian teen star burst onto the music scene. A heart throb for most teenage girls and deeply irritating for just about everyone else. His early career was fuelled by teenage girls. They bought into the songs. The songs were […]Read More

Britain should celebrate itself, not ape its Atlantic friend

On a recent trip through Oxford, I gazed unwittingly upon a sight that perhaps speaks far more profoundly than it intends – a former pub with the golden arches logo of McDonalds hanging from its erstwhile sign. In a nation where everything American, from Super Tuesday to Black Friday, is obsessed over or imported, such […]Read More

5 DLC Ideas That Should Be Added To Fallout 4

Recently, Bethesda announced new, long-awaited downloadable content (DLC) for hit RPG Fallout 4. The 3 DLC’s were met with lukewarm reception, with some branding the new content disappointing, while others said the ideas, including a Pokemon-esque catching and battling system, were just plain gimmicky and/or stupid. So, here are 5 ideas Bethesda should have considered […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Favourite Albums of 2015

2015 was a music filled year, with fond favourites stunning us with brand new material, alongside brand new artists taking the music scene by storm. But which albums did we like best? Sound and Color // Alabama Shakes After their highly successful debut album Boys & Girls it would have been easy for the Alabama Shakes […]Read More

Feminism 101

Literature is amazing. You know what else is amazing? Pure, unapologetic feminism. The desire for equality between all genders the basis of feminist theory, which as an intersectional idea takes into account the triumphs, successes and questions of all against the influence of the binary gender roles and patriarchal expectations in society. Literature, pieces of […]Read More

Lana Del Rey vs Lolita

“Light of my life, fire of my loins”: the first words of both Nabokov’s masterful novel Lolita and the hook of Lana Del Rey’s track ‘Off to the Races’. This is just one example of the influence the magnum-opus of Russian-born, English writing Nabokov has had on the songs of Lana Del Rey. Del Rey’s […]Read More

The Suppressed Voice of Literature

When applying to universities, I swayed away from studying English Literature. It wasn’t that I didn’t think the study of literature was valid in society, or that I didn’t enjoy it – I was just put off from it. I had been made to feel by those around me that English Literature was somewhat inferior […]Read More

The Indiependent’s Best of Bowie

On January 10th 2016, the world mourned as The Goblin King, The Thin White Duke, Ziggy Stardust, David Bowie passed away after an 18 month battle with cancer. Although he has left us, he left behind decades of incredible music, iconic fashion and a belief that you didn’t have to fit in with the crowd. […]Read More

Artists need your support online, so help them by crediting

We’ve probably all shared a photo we’ve found online somewhere. Maybe it was a cool illustration, a really beautiful photograph, or an impressive painting, and we have probably at least once not given credit to whom created it. Of course this isn’t done with malice, but what people don’t realise it does a huge disservice […]Read More

Tribute to the late Sam Killing: the power of music

Two years ago last December, I forced my friend to accompany me to the Christmas gig of the little known band, Jaws. At the time, Jaws had only released their Milkshake EP and hadn’t escaped the shadows of their B-Town chums, Peace and Swim Deep. The gig was at an infamous and tiny venue in […]Read More