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Living in a material world

Why the 80s and 90s have made a comeback

“Studio 54” is an era’s “Paradise Lost”

"Studio 54" is a predictable story fascinated with the fall of an era of glamour.

The Flick review – ‘a little theatrical masterpiece’

Flick is an exceptional production that brings a thin script to vivid life

Protest as performance – Suffragettes take the limelight

Breaking the Fifth Wall festival kickstarts with an illuminating talk

Victory review – ‘Julia Pilkington’s direction places us on a knife...

Victory is a reminder of student theatre's capacity to thrill and chill in equal measure

Girls and Boys review – ‘a drama that not only strikes,...

Tony Wilkes is wowed by an unexpected trip to see the Royal Court's latest show starring Carey Mulligan

Transforming light into flesh

Netflix's new series of The Crown entrances with nuanced links between love and photography

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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