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Recipe: A duo of warming Christmas drinks

Sam Purnell shares his favourite two drinks to enjoy this festive season

Live review: Ward Thomas at the O2 Academy

Coming onto the stage with an undeniably acoustic sound, Ward Thomas feel strangely out of place with the Bullingdon’s notorious grimy vibe. Somewhere behind...

Rewind: Nigeria’s 2013 Same Sex Marriage Act

Sam Purnell assesses the political sway which surrounded the 2013 Nigerian same sex marriage ban

Rewind: Let It Be

Sam Purnell reflects on the release of The Beatles’ final studio album

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‘Beneath the music from a farther room’

This potential for interaction between artist and audience is a phenomenon of the modern era

Strange creatures: monstrosity in Kafka’s ‘The Metamorphosis’

The world of literature is abundant with monsters: physical monsters, psychological monsters, benevolent monsters, evil monsters. However, there is hardly a monster as puzzling...

Should Philip Green have been named and shamed?

This follows Lord Hain naming Sir Philip Green in Parliament as the businessman accused of harassment

Why are you wearing a poppy?

Making Remembrance Day the default undermines its purpose