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Can Iraq ever recover from the legacy of 2003?

The seemingly unstoppable march of ISIS/ISIL (now the Islamic State, IS) through much of Iraq and some of Syria has quickly rekindled the vociferous debate surrounding the US-led invasion of 2003. While today’s crisis is the product of many factors, the war in Iraq and its subsequent management not only predestined this conflict, but foreclosed…

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Student union budget focuses on engagement and activities

The Union of UEA Students (UUEAS) has announced its annual budget for 2014-15, which will include more resources for student societies, activities, student representation and student media. The UUEAS also achieved an increase in university funding for the student union. The announcement follows lobbying from student officers and the student union’s Union Council, resulting in…


Diary of a football phobic: part 5

Apparently shit went down in the semi-finals? Alas, your correspondent was otherwise engaged while Germany not only annihilated Brazil but minced up them and turned them into a bratwurst; but I saw enough on Twitter to be able to piece together the general thrust of proceedings in Belo Horizonte. Who knew that Neymar is literally…


Review: Boyhood

Shot in 39 days over a period of 12 years, Boyhood is Richard Linklater’s astonishing new film which captures a boy’s journey from a child to a young adult. Boyhood uses the same actors throughout which mean the characters literally age on screen. It is a technique that is both intriguing and captivating to watch,…

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Review: Utopia

“Where is Jessica Hyde?” It was the question that haunted season one of Utopia. We found her at the end of the first episode of the first season, but who she is is still somewhat of a mystery. This is a show about a conspiracy so of course answering one question means asking a hundred…

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