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Oxford Museums and the Artefacts of Colonialism

Lydia Stephens considers Oxford museums in light of the repatriation debate

Two views on love compete for our heart

A medium must be found between unreal romanticism and cold rationalism

Imagining Idris Elba

How the film industry is failing black actors

Melodrama Review: honest without being embarrassing

A considered and uncontrived album that makes even the drama of a hangover seem profound

Why do we love anti-Christmas songs?

Lydia Stephens ponders why melancholic Christmas songs like 'Fairytale of New York' and 'Last Christmas' are often the most successful

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A picture of the recurring glyph in Black Mirror that is an upside down Y and is the symbol used by Stefan when creating his routes in his game.

So that’s how Bandersnatch works, but did it snatch our respect?

From a design perspective, Bandersnatch falls into a lot of traps. Choices are quite infrequent and always binary, whereas it's standard for most interactive fiction games to allow you to choose almost every line of character dialogue. Isabella Welch discusses whether Bandersnatch is revolutionary or just manufactured hype on part of Netflix.

What’s on: Txking Oxford by Storm

TxkeOff and Land’s visit to Oxford will no doubt bring a new energy to the city, offering an elite clubbing experience to all its attendees with live artists performing
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Knight Of: read the one percent

Juliet Garcia covers the launch of Knight Of's crowdfunding campaign, centred around BAME children's literature.

Is “straightwashing” the new “whitewashing”?

Llimiting actors to their sexual demographic is not the way forward: it would hurt LGBTQ+ actors far more than it would straight ones

Andy Murray – the champion we didn’t deserve

A sportsperson who never forgot his roots, Murray endured horrible vitriol to become a role model both on and off the court