Award-winning musician Stormzy received an honorary degree from the University of Exeter for his “outstanding achievements in the field of higher education, philanthropy and widening participation”.
Live Review: BSO – Life Over Death
Clemence Smith writes a review of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra.
Review: Cyrano Despite finding something to love in its extravagance and flamboyancy, Clémence Smith argues that Joe Wright’s adaptation misses the point of its source material. Cyrano seems like a promising film at first. It is a musical adaptation of the 1897 French play Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand and features a star-studded cast; needless to say, […]
You’ll never be “that girl”: here’s why
Clemence Smith explores why the “that girl” phenomenon is impossible to achieve.
Review: Licorice Pizza
Review: Licorice Pizza Clémence Smith finds an irresistible, golden nostalgia in Paul Thomas Anderson’s new coming-of-age drama that seems more an exercise in experience than storytelling. I first heard of Licorice Pizza (2021) through word-of-mouth; before this point, I hadn’t seen any of Paul Thomas Anderson’s work. I also dislike watching film trailers and would […]
Euthanasia: dying with dignity or playing God?
Clémence Smith discusses euthanasia policies across different countries and what it means when people have the right to terminate their lives.
Google Home, Alexa, and Siri: friends or foes?
Clémence Smith discusses the dangers of allowing voice assistants into our homes.
Black History Month mini book reviews
In celebration of Black History Month, two Exeposé contributors share their book recommendations. Catherine Stone discusses Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman and Clémence Smith reviews The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead. Beware: spoilers ahead!
Ruiniversities: higher education in a post-pandemic world
With fees and debt climbing and the graduate job market tightening, Clemence Smith interrogates whether or not university is still worth the price of admission.
OK, Karen – How memes have helped us through the pandemic
OK, Karen – How memes have helped us through the pandemic Clemence Smith looks at how we have turned to memes while stuck in a pandemic – and how they are helping us express frustration. Living through the pandemic is difficult at the best of times. Many of us are spending unprecedented amounts of time […]