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The British Museum presents: The American (Unobtainable?) Dream

The American nation, currently in a politically frenzied state not that dissimilar from our own, still unfortunately showcases yet also battles scenarios of racism, feminism, and many more “isms”. The […]

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Victoria Park and East London’s Contradictions

Victoria Park is a potent symbol of East London’s many contradictions, straddling the fluid border between South Hackney and Tower Hamlets. Here you can see impossibly expensive townhouses, staring down […]

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‘Neruda’ Review – Pablo Larraín’s Refreshingly Formalist Biopic on The Chilean Poet Hits All the Right Notes

In terms of telling the story of a publicly acknowledged figure, associated with an important moment in time, a lot of contextual information can often get mixed into what is […]

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Trump’s landmark on the London art scene

The presidential election passed, featured two of the most unpopular candidates in decades to run a race riddled with scandals, most notably involving emails, explicit suggestions about the female pelvic […]

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Review: David Hockney Exhibition

The David Hockney exhibition at the Tate Britain has been the fastest selling showcase in the Gallery’s history and displays over 250 works from his long, and diverse, artistic career. […]

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Questioning Beauty Standards: The Politics of Afro Hair

The culture of beauty standards within the black community are heavily charged, and therefore require a nuanced approach when looking within the cultural dynamics. Recently, I have noticed a positive […]

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“To the Elephant; I do remember”

William Shakespeare’s much-loved comedy ‘Twelfth Night’ is connected both to London,  and to the festive season, in ways that we have never realised before. Here, Daniella Harrison tells us how… […]

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Late Night Culture

Many students struggle to visit art galleries and museums during their usual opening hours, as they often clash with lectures and seminars. This is a shame, considering the amount of […]

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Syria – Searching for a Pyrrhic Victory

After almost six years since civil war broke out, Syria is still a place of violence and great conflict. In early 2011, protests broke out in the capital city of […]