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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 […]

Five artists who died too early (and whose expositions you should pay a visit to)

Do all great artists die early? Do their deaths contribute to their fame/legacy? These thoughts pass through everyone’s mind when one of their favourite artists dies, be it Michael Jackson, […]

H for househunting, H for hell

One of my friends from back home started her Business degree at Warwick this year. She travelled to London for a weekend, and stayed with me in the apartment I […]

$450million: something to hang above your mantelpiece?

Between Trump’s tweet-storm, including his claim of being a “very stable genius”, the actual bombshell-storm that hit the American East Coast and uprisings in Iran, the fact that Saudi prince […]