Bo Burnham’s Inside presents an inspirational, self-deprecating, and unfortunately realistic view of the society we have created. It subtly conjures a sense of urgency in its audience to speak out and to act. It’s incredible how this artist has created such an impactful message that people are actually reacting to.
Written by Georgia Hilton-Buckley On Friday June 4th, Jeanette Winterson tweeted a photo of burning books, made significantly more interesting because they were her own books. Winterson, famed author of Oranges are not the only fruit and Sexing the Cherry, burned the republished editions of several of her previous works because she detested the ‘cosy’ blurb which sectioned her into ‘wimmin’s fiction’. I have read a few of Winterson’s novels and greatly admired them, but the prospect of burning books greatly upset me. The history of book burning Burning books has always been a symbol of censorship under both the reign of Nazi Germany, the destruction of the Library of Baghdad and the Burning of Jaffna public library. Under ISIS, burning forbidden texts are common acts of taunting Western media and is probably the most recent act of cultural genocide. Although Winterson is burning her own books, it still sends a strong message that literature can be erased. When the author who shall not be named (Creator of Harry Potter) posted a transphobic essay, many …
Female manipulator narratives have been a frequently visited theme within film for decades, from Kill Bill to Gone Girl and Fatal Attraction. We love to see a woman take power and set things right in the world, and Promising Young Woman will undoubtedly become the next classic within this genre.
May 2021 is Local and Community History Month across the UK. Explore the University of Leicester’s rich and diverse history in relation to it’s wartime origins.
Placing a bet can make any football game more exciting. Money always has and always will be something that we are all drawn to, so the opportunity to pocket some ‘easy cash’ is not usually turned down by regular gamblers.
A 63rd minute screamer courtesy of Youri Tielemans secured a 1-0 victory over Chelsea and FA Cup triumph for the Foxes on Saturday evening – for the first time in club history.
Publishing a book can seem surreal and unrealistic for a lot of students, a dream that they’ve maybe had since childhood. In recent years though, there seems to be an increase in students who have successfully written and published a book, with some even reaching the New York Times Bestseller list.
The Oscars are exclusive and unrepresentative, but can they ever be for everyone?
Music, much like all art, has long romanticised toxic relationships, but in recent years it’s possibly been taken too far.
We’ve been Bimini Bon Burgled. Last week saw the conclusion of ten weeks of joy, fashion and stupidity that has shone a light within the misery of the third lockdown. SPOILERS AHEAD
TikTok is everywhere. Even if you’re too stubborn to download the app itself, you probably will still have heard of the likes Addison Rae and Charli D’Amilio. Stars of the video-sharing app are making a name for themselves in the ‘real world’, and it’s safe to say that a noticeable amount of popular content creators belong to, or at least used to belong to, a content house.
Georgia Hilton-Buckley dives into Lana Del Rey’s latest release, Chemtrails over the Country Club.
A look back on the 2021 Six Nations after Wales were crowned Champions last month.
Twelve of Europe’s leading football clubs have announced they have agreed to establish a new competition, the European Super League (ESL). The league notably excludes PL title winners and current top 4 team, Leicester City.
Music Monthly: February Favourites
The new Netflix Original is so obviously a dramatic ‘Gilmore Girls’ knock-off they reference it 10 minutes into the show, but is it worth the watch?
What is Parkour and why should it be on your bucket list of sports to try?
The University of Leicester’s Attenborough Arts Centre has seen the Coronavirus pandemic impact its culture and finances.
Why not swap Amazon for a local or a curated bookshop?
The Male Gaze is a feminist film theory coined by Laura Mulvey that highlights the sexualisation and objectification of women in film while empowering men simultaneously.
Leicester Comedy Festival on Zoom is an underrated virtual activity and a fabulous place to be. What was week two of the three week event like?
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 …