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“Emotive, vibrant, and politically charged”: Hamilton

Izzy Smith praises Lin-Manuel Miranda’s powerful soundtrack

Dispatches: ‘Marooned between past and present, not here’

A short story of everyday escapism, by Izzy Smith

Intersectional feminism triumphs in ‘Hidden Figures’

Izzy Smith examines the racial issues at play in the Oscar-nominated film, 'Hidden Figures'

Reviewing Moffat: Sherlock Series Four

This series of Sherlock is particularly varied, playing around with genre far more than usual. The first episode, ‘The Six Thatchers,’ feels at many...

Harry Potter and the Procrastinators’ Tome

Izzy Smith is reminded of the comforting power of the books of our childhood

PTSD rewrote me

Izzy Smith reflects on the way in which PTSD affects her life and her identity

Review: ‘Living With The Lights On’

Izzy Smith is gripped by a play that shines a light on a dark illness

Five literary festive favourites

Izzy Smith picks out five of the best books to enjoy this Christmas

Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Izzy Smith gives four and a half stars to the spin-off of a well-loved classic

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Voluntourism: how a booming industry has real world consequences

Combining volunteering with tourism often harms rather than helps disadvantaged communities

Follow the Money: How football puts finance over fans

In light of Bolton Wanderer's narrow escape from administration, we need to confront how money dominates our nation's favourite sport.

Aung San Suu Kyi’s honorary degree should be revoked

If the degree was awarded to honour human rights, can it not be revoked to honour human rights?

The government is wrong to dismiss abortion clinic buffer zones

Protests outside abortion clinics are a form of harassment which undermine the free choices of women

Tolkien fans visit Oxford to celebrate author

The four-day event will include a Hobbit bake-off