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Can Artificial Intelligence Create Art?

You probably know modern-day robots are incredibly sophisticated and algorithms increasingly complex. Artificial intelligence, or AI, is taking over many tasks humans used to fulfil. Ranging from facial recognition to […]

Getting Used To War.

Words by Charlotte Rubin and Tracy Jawad When the electricity in the UK goes off (in the rare moments that this happens in “developed” countries), you point out how unusual […]

From Grammy’s to Oscars and the other way around

If anything, A Star is Born proves the versatility of Hollywood actors. Christina Aguilera played a comparable role in Burlesque, with a voice that is just as insane as Gaga’s, […]

Who controls the present, controls the past: History lost and forgotten.

From astrology and science to Mathematics, agriculture and trade, the Middle East harbours the groundworks of many modern Western society’s key institutions. Never mind that the world’s three dominant religions […]

The power of a children’s book: ‘Wonder’ by R.J. Palacio

10-year-old August Pullman was born with grave genetic abnormalities, resulting in an extreme facial deformity. The doctors didn’t expect him to survive after birth, but he did. Until the beginning […]

Let There Be Breaking News And Analysis- An Intro.

This column is dedicated to all things Middle East – whether that be a cultural take on the region or a political commentary of current events. We decided to create […]

The art of protest politics: From Hope to Nope at the Design Museum

Right-wing populism, as the politics student I am knows all too well, combines three ideologies. All three involve an “us against them” mentality. Us, the natives, against them, the foreigners. […]

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s PLUTO at the Barbican

When I think of Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, I think of a renowned Belgian dancer and choreographer who has always had a knack for blending together different art forms. His ballets, […]

The Obamas: unusual portraits for an unusual presidency

For years, the official paintings of the USA’s former Commander-in-Chief’s at the National Portrait Gallery comprised white presidents painted by white artists. It comes as no surprise, then, that the […]