Thursday, May 19, 2022
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Photo of Damon Albarn with the band Gorillaz

Music for the end of the world: a Plastic Beach retrospective

"Plastic Beach serves as a poetic, wonderfully produced and musically brilliant reminder that the world is slowly ending, everything is artificial and no one seems to be doing very much about it at all."
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Bad language: the value of non-standard English

In many classrooms, slang is something forbidden, a recent example being  a London secondary school’s decision to ban words such as ‘bare’, and fillers...
Pink paper with text describing format of a letter

P.S. I still love writing letters

"In searching for an activity to keep away the boredom, it was during lockdown that my love for letter writing was reignited."

Jewish reading recommendations

It is these expressions of Jewish life before the war - beset with jokes, neuroses, and anguish - which stay alive long after reading the texts. I would highly recommend.

‘Beckett on speed’: In conversation with Nocturne Productions

"[...] they descend into paranoia, and carnage unfolds in a network of marvellously-layered backstabbing."
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Father John Misty’s “new world of old characters”

"In Chloë and the Next 20th Century, Tillman succeeds spectacularly at creating a new world out of old characters."
Colored rectangles reading "Croquet & May Day & Plays"

Upcoming cultural events in Oxford

Season Two of Bridgerton has given me a newfound desire to grab life by the mallet, so this term I have decided to sign up for Croquet Cuppers.
Detail from a painting by James Whistler, with text reading "Whistler orchestrates a symphony of colors, symbols, and gestures that takes art beyond the canvas.”

Whistler at the Musée d’Orsay: An American in Paris

Whistler orchestrates a symphony of colors, symbols, and gestures that takes art beyond the canvas.

Battle of the vintage fashion eras

Anna: Y2K Love it or hate it, you have to admit that Y2K fashion is absolutely iconic. From chic slip dresses to not-at-all-chic but absolutely...

“My wardrobe is not the most cohesive”: Exploring non-binary fashion

Naomi Man explores the blurred lines and performative norms of self-expression in non-binary fashion.