Celebrating Catalonia: Festivals Bringing the Region Together Foreign Correspondent in Barcelona, Spain, Jasmine Zaman, explores how Catalonia is continuing to celebrate its festivals – despite debates over its independence. Background Behind Today’s Catalonia: The ruling of the illegal referendum two years ago and the decision to sentence nine Catalan leaders for up to thirteen years […]
Bullfighting in the Basque Region: An Insight into a Cultural Dilemma Peter Jenkins, Foreign Correspondent in the Basque region, Spain, discusses his cultural encounters and the persistence of outdated practices like bullfighting. The Basque region of Spain is a very interesting, some might say unique, part of modern Spain. As I will be calling this […]
Paige Insalaco discusses the increasing publication and popularity of non-fiction books.
Freya Insoll reviews Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum and gives an insight into the expansive range of artefacts it has to offer.
Aakruthi Karri contemplates on the issues concerning tourism in Venice.
Bibliophilia. Bibliomania. Obsessive compulsive reading. Book readers anonymous. Reading is known by most as a relaxing past time; a chance to de-stress and unwind, a chance to rediscover old favourites or enter a new sanctuary of literary escape. But for some people, this is not a choice, it is an impulse. Zadie Smith recently spoke […]
The art world has always been shrouded in elitism. Mostly celebrating ‘high culture’, artwork historically has had little to no relation to the average person’s everyday life. In the 1950’s, however, an art movement came along that shattered this tradition. Pop art rejoiced in elements of mass culture, using imagery from popular advertisements, Hollywood films, […]
Jameela Jamil is leading the charge against so called ‘detox’ and ‘skinny’ teas, now she’s petitioning the UK government to ban the celebrity promotion of them on social media. With the backing of real doctors and studies cited it’s hard to argue that multi millionaire celebrities making a few extra dollars is worth the side […]
“Angelika Oles is the one to watch” Angelika Oles is a breath of fresh, honest, YouTube air. She’s not afraid to say what’s on her mind and her commentary videos on the hypocritical and ostentatious nature of YouTube stars; her analysis of infamous scandals and the greedy, monetising aspect of the site tugs at the […]
FOR most of us it would be an awkward task: attempting to find the exact moment in our lives when we absorbed the data that comprises the broad spectrum of general knowledge. Christmas, tig-and-tag, the Olympics – our knowledge of these things arises from osmosis and are generally picked up through our childhood. Alas, knowledge […]