Why do friendships take a back seat? Lifestyle Writer Eirwen Abberley Watton discusses how society has constructed our lives around prioritising marriage The Coronavirus Pandemic is a backdrop against which many people are reconsidering the things that matter most. A recent article from The Atlantic, titled “What if Friendship, Not Marriage, Was at the Center […]
It was around April this year of 2020, my wife and I were living in Essex in a Coronavirus-stricken world of lockdown. We lived in a nice area on paper, but, once national lockdown came into effect, many people were clearly very affected by these new measures. Neighbours around us started behaving in a passive-aggressive […]
Francesca Sylph kicks off our mini-feature on cinema love stories with Richard Linklater’s acclaimed 18-year trilogy.
Sofia Galluci-Giles discusses how Sally Rooney’s love story – in its truest sense – is a delineation of intimacy and love in any age Understanding love – the feelings, betrayals, revelations and ultimate fails – have been at the forefront of human artistry for (arguably) ever. Rooney’s student-y, secretive and sensual evocation of Trinity College […]
Georgia Shepherd explores the relationship trend of coupling up in the colder months
An anonymous contributor discusses a dismal date that left them feeling deeply disconcerted As someone relatively new to the Exeter dating scene following a long-term relationship, I hadn’t really known what to expect. Whilst I’d been for awkward drinks due to the delights of various dating apps – the kind where there’s an unsure hug […]
Evanna Kappos provides top tips on dealing with being in a long distance relationship.
On Wednesday 13 March, dodie kicked off the UK leg of the North American and European tour for ‘Human’, her most recent EP. The singer-songwriter started her YouTube channel at the age of 16 and now, at just 23, has achieved global recognition with over 250 million views on her main channel, as well as […]
I wish I could hold this moment forever in my mind. You, in tiny sleeves and trousers with your stuffed bear sat at your side. We’re by the docks at the lakehouse where it smells of pine and stagnant pond. There is rotten wood and earthy moistened soil and there is no sound but the […]
Her hair runs down her back in a meter of thick, hazel satin. Each morning I’m called over to brush, to share the load. Parting at the middle as we both choose our half, she takes what’s right and I take what’s left, unknotting as we go. At first, I copy her, trying to run […]