Each year, throughout the month of June everywhere you look you can see rainbows ranging from display stands, changed brand logos to actual pride products for sale, yet how much of a difference is this doing for the LGBTQIA community? Despite the term queer baiting only being recognised by the Oxford English dictionary as recently as March 2021, it has been around and in action … Continue reading Pride is Not Just a Month
Reacting to or discussing the Depp V Heard trial and outcome almost certainly meant you had to pick a
side. If you didn’t or still haven’t, it’s likely to be perceived as complacency or a lack of care for the topics
at hand. This case can’t be brushed off as celebrity drama and saying, ‘I think they’re both awful people’
tracks in an unspoken meaning; ‘I think they’re both the bad-guy.’ That incites defensiveness and harsh
responses from people, leading to charged and barbarous conversations in which D.A. and S.A. victims
may be forced to confront or even sanction the very offences they themselves suffered in order to
uphold their argument. Being cornered into picking a side means having to align oneself with someone
accused of involvement in life-altering offences.
Continue reading Depp V. Heard: What does it mean for domestic abuse victims?
The Last Words by Theatre With Teeth, Exeter’s own student-led drama company, is a gritty murder mystery with a twist. The story takes place in the midst of a murder investigation, but one in which the victim survived her own murder. Protagonist Rebecca, played by Emily Wallace, wakes up unable to remember anything about her life – or death – apart from the last words spoken to her by the other characters. Continue reading Review: ‘The Last Words’
In recent weeks, the buzz surrounding popular social media app Twitter has been clouded by conversations about privacy and the right to freedoms. This has been spurred on by the announcement that Elon Musk is buying Twitter for $44 billion dollars with the aim of axing the censorship that is currently enforced on the site. Twitter claimed its censorship policy does not restrict users based … Continue reading A New Twitter?
When it comes to the Met Gala, we all know the deal. Suddenly, we are no longer on the periphery, not audience members, mere consumers or even fans. We are fashion critics. Anna Wintour, respectfully step aside. At the Met Gala, we, the people decide what is hot or not. Now, before we get into this I want you to know that I don’t think a … Continue reading The Best Met Gala Looks 2022
Legend of punk poetry, Dr. John Cooper Clarke, stuns Exeter Corn Exchange with an absurd tirade of one-man showmanship. From the open-mics of his native Salford and the iconic haze of the Old Grey Whistle Test to the pop-disorder of 8 Out of 10 Cats and the closing verses of the Arctic Monkeys’ platinum-selling, ‘AM’, the acerbic punk-poetry of Dr. John Cooper Clarke has met … Continue reading Performance Review: Dr John Cooper Clarke @ Exeter Corn Exchange
From 22 time Grammy winning sensation to being banned from the very same awards , how did Kanye West’s “greatest of all time” reputation take such a tumble into chaos? Tracing his career all the way back to his roots, we watch a mentally ill man with a fair share of personal trauma become less and less fit for a life of fame. So why do the media persist in portraying his character as a joke to the public? And – perhaps more importantly – is it such a laughing matter? Continue reading The Downfall of Kanye West
Surely, you’ve heard of Wordle, the word-guessing game which has “well and truly cemented itself as a part of 2022’s pop culture”. However, if you’ve been living under a rock and still have no idea what Wordle is, let alone why everyone is obsessed with it, allow me to explain. As I’ve mentioned, Wordle is a word-guessing game: you have six goes to guess a … Continue reading Why is Everyone So Obsessed with Wordle?
Sports washing is a term used to describe countries using big sports events to move attention away from the human rights issues within it. There have been several claims that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar is doing the same. From labour conditions to laws on sexuality, the choice of host country has been met with much controversy. Qatar will be the first middle eastern … Continue reading World Cup 2022: Is it just a game?
Turning Red is a fun and heart-warming coming of age story made by Pixar; with huge progress in representation with a Chinese Canadian main protagonist and multicultural characters and casting, it is no doubt a must-see film. However, this film has seen a lot of controversy from parents who believe the content of the film is unacceptable, specifically period talk; some claiming that children in the … Continue reading Turning Red: Pixar and Puberty