The Deutsche Rap Scene

If you take a quick look at my music playlist on my phone you will find that apart from the Weeknd’s album ‘Star Boy’ (which is absolutely brilliant) and some Eminem I listen to barely any music in the English language. Slowly my music taste has changed to the point that mainstream music is something […]

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Do happy endings reflect reality?

Unlike those who read ‘Animal Farm’ in secondary school, I only had the opportunity to read it a week ago for my satire course at university. The year before I finally finished ‘1984’ and surprisingly I much preferred the recent Orwellian novel I’ve had the pleasure of reading. It may be short but it is mighty […]

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Is sketching a waste of time?

If you like to dabble in art you know that to many people who don’t enjoy getting their pen and paper out, sketching can appear to be a waste of time. Art in general for that matter. If you aren’t able to make it a profession, if it does not aid you in your education […]

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Five Strange Reads

Genuinely absurd books are hard to come by, rather than stories that are designed to be weird such as ‘Naked Lunch’ they appear relatively normal until you dig deeper. Whether they are simply bizarre or just downright confusing I have compiled a short list of books I have encountered that were so strange that they have […]

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Foreign Film Recommendations

‘À la folie… pas du tout’ (French) ★★★★ The film’s English title being ‘He Loves Me He Loves Me Not,’ this film is directed by Laetitia Colombani and stars Audrey Tautou. Initially, advertised as a romance story between a waitress and the local handsome doctor, the plot takes a sinister turn as the film restarts itself in the middle. […]

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Debunking the ‘love-story’ in Lolita

This Vanity Fair review of ‘Lolita’ is many a time misconstrued. While some think it condones pedophilia and is referring to this story as a romance, I believe it has a different meaning. It is simply stating that Nabakov intended to convince his readers that this was a love story against their own morality. “The only […]

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Documentaries that must be watched at least once

‘Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief’  Released date: 2015       Length: 1hr 59mins      Directed by: Alex Gibney There are many documentaries that explore Scientology and as someone who finds it both fascinating and horrifying, this is the perfect documentary. While Louis Theroux’s documentary on Scientology-focused more on the comedic and […]

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