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Are We Running Out Of Heroes?

It’s hard to know exactly when the concept of the action-cum-superhero movie started spinning out of control. I’m not sure if I’d place it...

A life on screen

Many claim that the age of the movie star is dead, but Tom Hanks can definitely give them a run for their money. Recognised...

Sober at Oxford: Teetotalers discuss Freshers’ week and beyond

"Many non-drinker students speak of acceptance and enjoyment, while some warn of exclusion."

Marking 50 Years since Chile’s Coup

It’s been a good year for rugby, despite how much it hurts to admit it as an Irish rugby fan. Supporters have been absolutely...

In search of lost lives – The phenomenon of ‘Dark Tourism’  

'Upon entering the House of Terror, I was immediately struck by a great sense of unease. The idea of ‘Dark Tourism’ was not something that had occurred to me until over a year ago, on that overcast day in Budapest.'

Hanging in there: The ‘Myrkl’ pill that might change the way Oxford drinks

Hangover anecdotes tend to interest their teller more than their audience. So, I’ll let you read some triumphant exceptions to the rule written by...

A Londoner’s Take on the Highlands of Scotland

Scotland is an unknown for most of the English population. Yes, the population is very aware of the dominance of the SNP in its...

A critique of the critique ‘industry plant’

Aarthee Pari discusses the meaning of the term 'industry plant' and its validity as a critique of musicians.

Flinching before a dead god

God is Dead, but lots of us miss him. We look for his shadow in astrological charts, turn that shadow into beams of light that...

Voices from Ukraine

CW: War, violence, death Seeing everything going on in Ukraine at the moment, I was struck by the fact that one thing stayed constant, the...

A letter from Lviv, Ukraine

CW: Mentions of violence, trauma, death. This article was written on the 26th of February. As I am writing this, millions of people in Kyiv are...

The rise, fall, and ambiguous resurgence of Lin-Manuel Miranda

Even if you’ve never heard of Lin-Manuel Miranda, you’ve likely heard of at least one of his works: In the Heights, Bring it On:...

Hindi and Urdu: A language divided, or a shared history destroyed?

CW: Violence I was in Tesco last week, looking at the tomatoes. A man to my right commented on the ripeness of the peppers. I...

The Costa Rican performing arts academy proving why a creative education matters

"Since the Academy was founded, it has flourished, taking in students from the age of just 6 and delivering a range of classes in disciplines like acting, singing, dance and public speaking...When the pandemic began, Laura tells me how all their classes moved online, providing great solace to all the students of the Academy and allowing their creative education to continue."

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