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Album Review: Lemonade by Beyoncé
In the mere two weeks since Beyoncé dropped her sixth studio album Lemonade, it’s safe to say the world has found itself in a frenzy; struck in the balance between patriarchal kiss-ass Piers Morgan and the prowess of a movement of black rights and female assertion that has rarely found its place in the pop...
Mannequins and Marionettes: the world of child beauty pageants
Glazed eyes, shiny lips, plump cheeks, nervous eyes. The bodies of these young girls are dressed in lace, glitter and Lycra, illuminated beneath lights that betray their age, their innocence. Mums laugh and say things like ‘good looks are key to a successful life’, as if their only speech ability is to reconfigure inspirational quotes...
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The Film That…made be realise the power of our memories eternal-sunshine.jpg
The power of cinema lies in the effects films have on people. Films can make you cry, laugh, alter your opinions, influence you, be representative of a milestone in your life and can even change your life. Our new weekly film column, 'The Film That...', explores the impacts of cinema on people. This week, Mina Green shares how Eternal Sunshine...
The Worldly Wise: Insider views from The Netherlands
In a new series we will interview a person from a country outside of the UK for their views on their life and their native country. Where are you from? The Netherlands What are you studying? I follow a master’s degree in communication science.   View image | gettyimages.com What do you think is a...
Our obsession with Disney Princesses: where have all the real women gone?
Scrolling through our Facebook feeds on a daily basis soon becomes a dilapidated activity, usually combined with a morning hairstyle bordering on ‘Hey Arnold’ circa 1998. Social media has become a platform upon which we express ourselves, perhaps more coherently than we do with our actual vocal chords in a meeting at work about sexual...