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Marginal (Dis)Utility: The Social Deaths of Unicorns

Marginal (Dis)Utility: The Social Deaths of Unicorns

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BY JADE JACKMAN When someone says ‘unicorn’, I immediately think of my little pony and candy canes. Or, even worse still, of swooshing tails, glitter and gender stereotypes. in his series, ‘Urban Legends’. In his series, ‘Urban Legends’. Jean-Yves Lemoigne presents a new side to the history of these fictitious creatures. Rather than drawing upon femininity, Lemoigne highlights another element of ‘the unicorn’ in his works. Instead, he focuses on…

Corriolanus – Review

Corriolanus – Review

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BY EMMA FORTH Booking tickets to see Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse was almost as stressful as last minute exam revision. Within 28 minutes of the box office opening the entire run had sold out in a frenzied fight over limited seats. Somewhere in amongst frantic refreshing I managed to secure what felt like a golden ticket, and had I not been on the ball I certainly wouldn’t have been so…

HENRY V – Review

HENRY V – Review

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BY CHARLOTTE JUCKES Starring Hollywood A-Lister Jude Law as the king himself, Henry V is a spectacular finale toaward-winning British director Michael Grandage’s 15 month season at the Noel Coward theatre.  Throughout the star-studded season 100,000 tickets have been made available for just £10, attracting a whole new audience of first-time theatregoers, and giving students the chance to see actors such as Judi Dench and Daniel Radcliffe at a price that…

A Beckett Trilogy

A Beckett Trilogy

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BY JEFF MO Three plays, one woman, one hour – so went the triple bill of Samuel Beckett’s later plays Not I, Footfalls, Rockaby, performed by Irishwoman Lisa Dwan first at the Royal Court Theatre before transferring to the Duchess Theatre in the West End.  Challenging works for the performer and the audience both, all three pieces are darkly tragic in nature, featuring troubled female protagonists whose lives seem to…

A Day on the Floor at Paul A Young

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DOROTHY WONG In our quick chat with Niall Mcmurray, shop manager at the flagship Paul A Young store on Wardour Street, we find out it’s like to spend your working hours surrounded by desserts, hot chocolate, truffles, and more. There’s an air of alchemy and creation in the air that is evident in the painstakingly created chocolates.  There is a steady stream of laughter as customers tinkle in and out…

Stanley Spencer: Heaven in a Hell of War – Review

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By Jade Jackman This reveals one of the starkest truths about warfare: national identity and comradeship are not created through propaganda, but through the shared aspects of social life.  Upon first meeting your respective partner’s parents, there are several things that you should avoid in conversation. Topics that are unadvisable are as follows: speculations on where your spouse inherited their nose from, cookery tips and war. Unsurprisingly, war divides opinion…

Closet Detox

Closet Detox

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BY JODIE MOMODU TOP TIPS ON HOW TO UPDATE YOUR LOOK ON A STUDENT BUDGET  New Year, New me – the mantra spoken by the thousands, following the dawn of the New Year. However, can the masses that talk the talk, actually walk the walk? Seamlessly achieving an effortlessly chic look every day, is neither an easy not idealistic feat. Although our student budget cannot afford the daily service of…

Home Brewed 101

Home Brewed 101

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BY NERAJ THANGARAJAH  Undoubtedly, you, the coffee addict, have already failed at your new year’s attempt to have “less coffee”, despite your resolute. It’s never too late to have a new one, and this year, get into the act of brewing coffee at home. Whatever excuse you and that 9 o’clock class can make, home brewed coffee will save you time and money spent waiting in line for (often overpriced, over…

Oscars 2014

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BY KOKO OWUSU Last Thursday saw rising Hollywood star, Chris Hemsworth and the Academy president, Cheryl Booth announce the nominations for the most anticipated film event of the year: the 86th Academy Awards. Films looking to sweep up awards on the March 2nd awards ceremony include 12 Years a Slave, American Hustle and Gravity. In the run up to the star-studded event, we will review the strong contenders for the…

Sarah Kane’s Blasted: A Retrospect

Sarah Kane’s Blasted: A Retrospect

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Nineteen years on, Sarah’s Kane era-defining play feels as urgent as ever. BY JOSH JINRUANG It is tempting, if not downright instinctive, to talk about a cultural object mainly in terms of the surrounded spectacle which it spawned. Like many historical figures whose real, concrete existence have become inseparably shrouded in oftentimes politicised myths, a piece of text can easily sink under the weight of responses it generated: its content…