brigsby bear review

Brigsby Bear Film Review

Could you be abducted as a child and somehow actually look back fondly on the experience and use your past to forge a positive and enjoyable future as a result? That is one of...
Paradises of the earth documentary

Paradises of the earth: politics of solidarity

A testimony to Morocco’s 2011 February 20th uprising, my first documentary film “My Makhzen and Me” began with a sequence which transported the viewer through a North Africa which had suddenly rebelled against dictatorship...
black identity spain

Black Skin and Blue Passports

On December 14th, 2014, I attended a Black Lives Matter protest in Puerta del Sol, Madrid. The protest was in response to the killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, two unarmed black men...
indonesian shadow puppets

Indonesian Shadow Puppets

Indonesia, along with being known for many other things, is also widely known for its puppet culture.  Better acquainted as wayang, this Indonesian culture has been designated by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of Oral...

Pow Wow – Native American Traditions

Waking up at 5:30 am the Saturday morning after Halloween was not an easy task. But somehow but I managed to get myself up and walk across campus in the freezing rain. I questioned...
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Fashion! Turn to the left

Fashion has the ability of reflecting who we are on the inside – our character, our interests, our emotions. If we look at the evolution of fashion through time, we can see how the...

Editor’s Diary: Learning French in London at the Institut francais

Thinking of learning French in London? I checked out a French course at the Institut francias - here's my diary. October Week 1- It’s the first weekend of October and I’m down at the...
Islam and Culture

Islam and Culture – Looking Beyond the Stereotypes

Writer Aicha Zaa talks about how stereotypes are often prevalent in the UK today leading to misconceptions about Islam and culture. As a young British-born Arab Muslim I am typically confronted by the confusion between...
Parallel Universes

Parallel Worlds Theory

'This distinction between past, present and future is only an illusion' - Albert Einstein. It has always been a slightly comforting fact how infinitely tiny we are in the grand scheme of things of the...
henna art

Discovering the Art of Henna

Whether present at a beachside fair or at an exciting bridal shower event henna is generating a lot of excitement amongst young people and adults alike. It is not only constrained to being a...