JoJo Siwa came out, and this is why it is so important to the LGBTQ+ youth of today.
In honour of pride month, we look back at the history of Pride, from it’s origins in New York to what it means to Leicester today.
With February being LGBT+ history month, I’ve been wondering what I could write to celebrate it. The obvious answer, which escaped me for long enough I’d be embarrassed to admit how long, is a review of (arguably) my favourite film – Pride.
Written by Harry Featherston Shame – Drunk Tank Pink Written and recorded shortly after their mammoth 2018 tour (which included a gig at the University’s very own O2 Academy), the hotly-anticipated sophomore album from London post-punk outfit Shame is a worthy successor to their acclaimed debut, Songs of Praise. The aftermath of that tour saw frontman Charlie Steen locking himself away (even before it became a legal requirement), and experimenting with his music in isolation as a reaction to the non-stop action of his life at the time. As a result, the lyrics here reach deep into the recesses of his mind, raising questions of identity and loneliness amidst an atmosphere of panicked claustrophobia, created by the frenetic guitar work of Eddie Green and Sean Coyle-Smith. Given the current state of the world, these themes will resonate with listeners more than the band probably intended, and the album sounds all the better for it. Sleaford Mods – Spare Ribs While blending elements of electronic, hip-hop, and punk, Sleaford Mods have gained a reputation for being …
Love them or hate them, it’s undeniable that Romantic Comedies are a staple in the film industry. Here is a list of ten romcoms to watch when feeling especially romantic
‘Bridgerton’ the new Shondaland drama is a cross between ‘Gossip Girl, ‘To all the boys I loved before’ and Jane Austen all set to string versions of modern pop.
With Valentine’s Day approaching and love on our minds, here’s a list of some of our favourite TV and Movie couples!
A look ahead to Superbowl LV on Sunday, and the multiple reason to watch.
Written by Laura May Bailey. These days, the 14th of February is associated with cheesy cards, chocolates, and love songs. But it hasn’t always been this way. Valentine’s Day has a rich history dating back to Roman times and touching on mythology, imprisonment and even, gruesomely, animal sacrifice. How much do you know about the history of this unofficial holiday? 1. How many Saint Valentines does the Catholic Church recognise? a. Three b. Two c. Five d. Four 2. In the third century, Emperor Claudius II of Rome outlawed marriage for young men. A priest named Valentine continued to perform marriages for young couples in secret, until he was discovered and killed. Why did Claudius II outlaw marriage? a. Due to a disagreement between Claudius II and a religious leader b. To control the population of Rome c. To encourage young men to become soldiers d. To prevent his son marrying a woman he disliked 3. Some people argue that Valentine’s Day is the Christianised version of a Roman celebration, Lupercalia, which was traditionally celebrated …
Written by Jessie Mearns It seems that Valentine’s day 2021, though still happening, won`t be as expected. Undoubtedly, no matter with, who or how you will be spending Valentine’s day, the coronavirus pandemic will be placing a limit on your celebrations. As someone who personally has never enjoyed the day, many a time have I been craving a bit of romantic escapism; and this year it seems more relevant than ever. For anyone searching for a romance novel worth the read, I am here to tell you my best picks, from both the classic to the contemporary. Novels that made me believe I was born in the wrong era. Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen. A classic ode to the romantic era and a staple of the genre, Pride and Prejudice is well known for both its moral teachings and unmatched romance. Following the protagonist Elizabeth Bennet, it documents her emotional journey to discovering she completely misjudged the initial assumption of the seemingly taciturn Mr Darcy. Clashing personalities of the rather outspoken Lizzie and the pompous …
Holly Aylward offers her top 10 escapist albums to get us through the last few weeks of lockdown.
Up and coming musician Ryan McMey discusses how lockdown has affected his solo career and what the future holds for him.
An honest review of fantasy novel Lore: A Pirate’s Charm.
Will the cinema still be standing after lockdowns end?
A look back at the tunes of 2020.
England Rugby star Sarah Beckett speaks to the University’s rugby teams about her path to professional rugby.
A listicle featuring the new and underappreciated Christmas films to watch this Holiday Season.
A love letter to the classics and a few recommendations based on what contemporary fiction you might already like
BBC makes history by airing Women’s Rugby Union for the first ever time.
A look into how misogyny has helped create a stigma around fanfiction
A review of Netflix’s recently renewed Emily in Paris
Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre (AAC) is looking to deliver an online service to satisfy customer demand throughout lockdown.
“It’s not all doom and gloom, there is a chance for us to make amends” — a look at David Attenborough’s latest documentary
How did JK Rowling’s transphobic comments alienate the LGBTQ+ community
Does the BBC’s adaptation of Sherlock hold up 10 years later?
Which feminist books are actually worth reading? A quick guide on what’s worth your money and your time.
Review of new TV series We Are Who We Are, currently available on BBC three.
Rhiannon Jenkins talks to Professor Corinne Fowler about her ‘Colonial Countryside’ project, and the culture war it’s become embroiled in.
Rhiannon Jenkins talks to Sam Oldman about his charity winter gardens, which are uniting the local community for a good cause this festive season.
Written by Laura May Bailey Last Sunday at 11 o’clock, as people across the UK and Commonwealth grew silent, they also gathered in distanced groups at the Arch of Remembrance in Victoria Park to pay tribute and remember all those who have lost their lives in war. The 11th of November 2020 marked 102 years since the end of the First World War, a milestone that felt even more poignant this year. Many of the men and women who lived through the Second World War are forced to stay at home, and perhaps, not even see family or friends, for their own safety. With many Armistice Day events migrating online, people feel more disconnected than ever. Looking to the past can provide comfort and inspiration. The History of Victoria Park Before it was the large open park we know today, Victoria Park was a racecourse, a football field, and even one of the first roller skating rinks in Britain. During the Second World War, the park was a vital war resource, used for allotments by …