Entertainment

Film Review: Black Panther

Last Thursday night, celebrities headed down to the Eventim Apollo for the European premier of the movie Black Panther.  Stormzy, Michaela Cole and John Boyega were just some the faces who walked the red carpet in true Black Panther style, incorporating their traditional wear in their outfits. “Of course this …

No Longer Clueless: Reading Misfit Characters as Trans

After puberty has kicked you in the balls, the realisation that you are trans prompts a re-evaluation of your life up to that point. It is an overwhelming experience in which multiple, contradictory emotions can hit you all at the same time. There’s the rush of relief mingled with the …

Diversity at the Academy Awards – It’s About Time

Award season is indeed upon us, and we’re celebrating the best movies of the year. From the historical (Darkest Hour, The Post) to the stirring (Call Me By Your Name), there have been many great movies deserving of the accolades. It’s hard to keep your head straight with award-season as …

Book Review: Evening Primrose by Kopano Matlwa

Kopano Matlwa has been described as ‘South Africa’s Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’ for her approach to this heartfelt examination of xenophobia, South African society, mental health, family and hope. Set in post-apartheid South Africa, this 150 page four part novel is written as a series of journal entries by Masechaba, a …

Should We Separate the Art From the Artist?

It’s amazing to see survivors finally being able to come forward and name their abusers. It’s even more incredible to see fellow survivors being believed and action being taken against their assailants. However, each new #MeToo story that emerges where the accused is a prominent actor, musician or writer brings with it an …

Rent: La Vie Boheme and Palatable Revolutions

Rent opened on Broadway in 1996 to much critical acclaim, and boasts numerous awards including, but not limited to, a Pulitzer and several Tony’s. Rent first entered my own life through the far less celebrated 2007 production dubbed ‘Rent Remixed’. I was 16,  a massive musical theatre geek, and slowly coming to terms …

LGBT People Deserve Dating Shows

Ten years ago I was about to turn sixteen and trying to come to terms with the nuances of my own queerness. While I was grappling with my own identity, MTV was airing A Shot at Love. The show followed both women and men competing in a series of challenges to …

Does the Kardashian Brand Support ‘Girl Power’ or Just Capitalism?

The Kardashian family needs no introduction. They are seen across television, magazine covers, sides of buses, apps and every corner of social media. With a collective worth of around £350 million, are they as inspirational as they are wealthy? With Kim claiming to stand with feminism in her Instagram posts, Khloe …