Foreign Correspondent in Spain, Peter Jenkins, details the legacy of the Basque separatist group ETA and explains the ramifications their terrorism could still have today.
In celebration of Black History Month, Emily Pirie looks at Alice Walker’s ‘The Colour Purple’.
Daisy Leason discusses the controversial nature of art and whether it is susceptible to ‘cancel culture’. Think of your favourite artist, dead or alive. Now think if they have done something ‘problematic’. Is it problematic enough to be ‘cancelled’ on twitter? Or enough to stop you consuming their art? Recently it seems impossible to enjoy […]
An Exeter MA History student discovered an archive of personal items “dumped” in the mud on the side of the Western Way, Exeter on 4 June. Joe Williams, 22, launched an appeal on Twitter to reunite the collection with family members of Paul and Elizabeth Ascher, the deceased couple to whom the items belonged. The […]
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, […]
As America rolled into 1993, East Coast hip-hop was coughing and spluttering like a flu patient. Dr Dre’s G-Funk had led a takeover of mainstream hip-hop, with synth-heavy albums like The Chronic and Ice Cube’s AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted near-ubiquitous in clubs and on the charts. True, talent blossomed in the alternative scene with the appearance […]
Whether it be through the use of a time period as a setting, or the adaptation of a Victorian novel, the past is constantly adopted to attract viewers everywhere. We have been inundated with the likes of Downton Abbey, The Crown, Jackie, Victoria, The Kings Speech and Dunkirk, but people still cannot seem to get […]
“Please, be careful!” The parting words from a 90-year-old Russian woman I met on the metro this week. This may come across initially as nothing more than friendly advice, but it was not the first time in the conversation that she had expressed concern over my safety in Moscow. As the train pulled away I […]
It goes without saying that politics in the West is perceived by many to be in a bad state. Recently, voters have been fed misinformation by an elite who pander to prejudices and emotions for power. Voters have felt disillusioned with the quick-fix promises offered by the last few decades’ canny politicians, they have felt disenfranchised with Liberalism, and […]
Even before the events of last week, it seemed like there weren’t many beautiful old buildings left in Exeter. The Baedeker Blitz – in which the Nazis attacked British cities of cultural and historical signiﬁcance – rapidly turned our beloved city from “the Jewel of the West” to what I can only describe as a […]