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Film

Oscar Bait: The Death of Cinema?

The Academy Awards, or more simply known as Oscars, were first awarded in 1929, and now their 91st annual ceremony is right around the corner. Awards are given out for the year’s best film, acting, directing, writing, editing, cinematography… and the list goes on. Despite the Academy’s “dedication” to the filmmaking art, the real cultural…

Travel

Coming to America

The queue for customs in Chicago takes two hours and my connecting flight has already left. I am crying. I leave my phone at the desk when checking my bags in for the next flight and don’t realise until I’m leaving the terminal. I cry more. A wonderful steward finds it for me and gives…

News

Increasing numbers of US universities adopt Chicago Statement in support of free speech

An increasing number of universities in the United States are committing to the Chicago Statement: an endorsement of the importance of free speech and the open debate of controversial ideas. According to the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (Fire), a pro free-speech, non-profit organisation, the statement has been adopted by Purdue, Princeton, American University,…

Fashion, OldVenue

A Nod to Colleen Atwood

Some of you may be very familiar with the name Colleen Atwood, but many of you may not recognise it despite the fact that Atwood is the creative force behind some of the most iconic costumes in Hollywood. Atwood is responsible for the Hannibal Lecter mask in Silence of the Lambs (1991) as well as…

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