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.
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The Bookshelf: Vita Sackville-West’s ‘Solitude’

As part of our new blog series ‘The Bookshelf’, Jenny Scoones finds solace in Vita Sackville-West’s ‘Solitude’.
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Why fashion can be whatever it wants to be

In defence of the outrageously impractical: an art form that deserves the same freedom to invent impractical and weird creations

Review: Hadestown – from myth to musical

The National Theatre's musical work-in-progress proves to be a charming retelling of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice
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2019 Booklist: The Best is Yet to Come

With the new year comes a fresh calendar of book releases to look out for. Chung Kiu Kwok shares a few of her most anticipated titles hitting shelves in the coming twelve months.

Bridgit: the simple power of looking

"It is Bridgit’s shaky, close-up quality that makes the work – it’s relatable and reachable."
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An alternative to ‘Fast Film’

Modern cinema is rubbish - it is time to rediscover some old classics to remind ourselves what it is to be truly moved by film.

Black Mirror: Art as Social Satire

A review of the Saatchi exhibition, showing until 17th February

Escaping to Space

Isabella Welch discusses representations of space as a world better than our own

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Fast Film: In a Lonely Place unites noir tradition with painfully real romance

Humphrey Bogart is a man addled by loneliness in this cinematic masterclass of subtlety and allegory.
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“Look what you made me do”: Taylor Swift’s reinvention

The reinvention of her ‘reputation’ is not a change of character nor a sudden shift in her attitude to the spotlight. The Reputation era was simply a rebranding of sound, lyricism, production and image which worked to provoke her audience and, ironically, sustain her reputation.
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Town vs Gown 2019: Press Release

The official press release ahead of the Town vs Gown 2019 boxing event
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Review: The 1975’s latest album falls short

Some robotic pretentious waffle. Some cynical love songs. Some good hooks, a few nice bridges. Rinse and repeat for an album for an identikit album, with a dozen else out there the same.

City Council Blasts Oxford Union over Le Pen Invite

Oxford City Council accused the Union of a “pattern of endangering community safety by inviting fascists into the city.