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Who Wants BURGERZ?

This summer, I had the privilege of attending the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, thanks to the incredible Fringe of Colour scheme, which provides free or discounted tickets to people of colour (PoC). The scheme allowed me to see incredible shows by…

Girl, Woman, Other – A Love Letter to Black Womanhood ★★★★

Bernardine Evaristo became the first black woman to co-win the Booker Prize, alongside Margaret Atwood. Her book, Girl, Woman, Other, follows the lives of 12 black women in the UK. Evaristo spins their disparate stories around Amma’s – a gay…

A Work (not) in Progress

I am a work not in progress A haphazardly constructed script  Archived on the writing desk  Never to be thought of or pondered But to be locked away in the cupboard  Lest anyone attempt to trace I am a work…

Dr. Shirley Tate and Black Academia

For Black History Month, I would like to shine a spotlight on Dr Shirley Anne Tate, an author, academic, and feminist. Her book Black Skins, Black Masks, (a re-imagination of Frantz Fanon‘s Black Skin, White Masks) focuses on recorded everyday…

Roni’s declassified Black History Month survival guide

Courtesy: Lick Events via Instagram Black History month is coming to an end but it’s never a bad time to celebrate Black people, history, and culture. Here’s how you can do that responsibly. Reparations! Black people have been calling for…

The Beaver Reviews: Joker

Reviews by Zehra Jafree and Amber Iglesias – Review Editors, and Sadia Sheeraz – Contributing Writer When a film is this highly anticipated and so divisive, one review won’t do.  “Did we want this origin story in the first place?”-…

Goldstone – an Australian political punch ★★★★★

Somewhere between a Western, a noir, and crime film, Goldstone occupies an undefined space among traditional film genres. Director Ivan Sen’s film most striking feature, however, has less to do with his unconventional style than with the sensitive, intricate theme…

The Testaments – an unworthy sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale ★★★

This week Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments and Bernardine Evaristo’s Girl, Woman, Other shared the Booker Prize, the first time the prize has been shared in nearly 30 years. Following the success of The Handmaid’s Tale, The Testaments had a lot…

Judy – Zellweger soars over the rainbow ★★★

“I just want what everyone else wants,” an ageing Judy Garland croaks to a BBC interviewer in the winter of 1969, “I just seem to have a harder time getting it.” This is where we find Renee Zellweger’s Judy at…

Looking back on Two Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History

As summer comes to a close, it seems appropriate to look back on Two Door Cinema Club’s Tourist History. Released in 2010, Alex Trimble, Kevin Baird, and Sam Halliday’s indie-pop album received mixed reviews from critics, including a 67% Metacritic…

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