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Grossed out

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe should have been left stumped by the end of Infinity War. Yet – without giving too much away...

The importance of being creative: Art Soc’s exhibition launch night

Picture this (pun intended): it’s a cold Monday evening. There is a selection of disparate artworks in both A&V and Thornlea Rannoch, our studio...

Hot off the press: 2018’s anticipated releases

Feel Free by Zadie Smith Feel Free is an upcoming book of essays by Zadie Smith, scheduled for release in February. Split into five sections –...

Tintin: behind the quiff

Donning a perpetually immaculate quiff of blond hair, a pair of perfectly creased plus fours and always accompanied by his alcoholic fox terrier, Snowy,...

Art capsule: echoes of ’87

Andy Warhol, arguably the most famous pop artist of the twentieth century, passed away in his sleep from sudden post-operative arrhythmia after gallbladder surgery...

Wherefore art thou 1987?

Watchmen by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons Written by Alan Moore and illustrated by Dave Gibbons, Watchmen was intended to showcase the unique artistic power...

War and Peace: the essential 1,255 pages

War and Peace is as poignant in 2017 as it was when first published in the 1860s. Set during the French invasion of Russia,...

Canon, colour and colony

University of Cambridge student Lola Olufemi penned an open letter to the university’s English faculty that sought to broaden the current English curriculum to...

Killing God – ‘His Dark Materials’ and ‘The Book of Dust’

Children's fiction? Perhaps. Yet in few kids' books that I’ve read do the protagonists attempt to kill God. Published a year after children began...

“Britain’s rich literary tapestry”: art and UK Black History Month

In the spirit of Black History Month, I’d like to take a moment (or several) to put a spotlight on the works created by...