The Soundtrack to Our Dystopian Future

The last few years have shown that popular music with a political message is often slept on by mainstream music outlets and of course, by the Grammy’s. Kendrick Lamar’s vitally important messages about race on “To Pimp a Butterfly” were snubbed by the latter. Whilst, M.I.A’s album, “AIM” was ignored by far too many, paralleling […]

Interview: The Bennet Edit

The Bennet Edit combines two of our favourite things: pop-culture and podcasts. A new episode is released every fortnight, in which co-hosts Sophie Jackson and Eleanor Thomas read and discuss (almost) every adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. For the record, there are a lot of adaptations, from web-series through to Bollywood musicals. We […]

Imagine: A House Party with Celebrity Guests

I am not about to launch into any discourse surrounding the much-talked about La La Land, have no fear. For try as I might to articulate hard-hitting, poignant opinions about this film, my main thought throughout the first hour or so, at least, was simply “imagine getting stuck talking to this guy at a party.” […]

The Glass Sanctuary: The Vulnerability of Keaton Henson

A gaunt figure makes his way to the centre of a stage, holding a sheaf of papers that dimly glimmer in the spotlight. He stands, shuffles his papers, and begins to read to a silent audience. This is a rare appearance at the National Poetry Day from Keaton Henson, an ‘acclaimed musician, writer and visual […]

Imagine: Eating Haggis with Justin Bieber

Last night, my life changed, and it was all because of haggis. The haggis is a underrated foodstuff. It is not Instagrammable. It is not on-trend. It is not photogenic, though it is one of the few foods that actually looks better when it’s been deep-fried. I should know: I spend a lot of my […]

A Fan Letter to Peggy Guggenheim

Dear Peggy, I must admit from the outset of this letter that I hadn’t exactly heard of you until I watched a documentary entitled Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict by Lisa Vreeland. I knew of Vreeland’s work (she also directed a brilliant documentary about her husband’s grandmother, the former Vogue editor, Diana Vreeland) and the documentary […]

The Pigeon Man: Hey Arnold’s Jazz Legacy

Hey Arnold is one of the 90s’ most memorable cartoons that has left an imprint on the hearts and minds of many millennials. A 9-year-old boy raised in an city, whose inner life is richly imaginative, tries to help save or improve the lives of friends, family, and strangers alike. Its premise was simple and impressionable. […]

A Fan Letter to Nicola Roberts

Dear Nicola Roberts, I’m not going to pretend that I loved you from the beginning. When you first appeared on Popstars: The Rivals, with your choice clothing and hair ablaze, I didn’t really care for you. I was more hooked on Kimberley Walsh who, like me, was from West Yorkshire and spoke with rounded vowels. […]

The Lasting Impact of Girl Power

The Spice Girls exploded into being twenty years ago, proudly shouting ‘girl power!’ at everyone and everything. People questioned their brand of feminism-lite even though they were influencing girls across the world to do what they wanted. Contemporary musicians, such as Adele, Alexandra Burke and Lady Gaga, grew up loving them. And, after receiving a […]