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Blackfishing- the newest (not so good) trend of appropriation

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It is 2019; in Ariana Grande’s latest single ‘7 rings’, we see her as a mixed raced woman dancing in front of a villa with her other mainly mixed-race friends. Flashback to...

Gym and bear it

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Don’t get me wrong – I’m all for a gin and tonic. I’ll admit that I’m trying to cut down on the drinking as I begin the torturous process of dissertation writing but...

2019 in books

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2019, new year new books am I right? Here are some books coming soon in your local bookstore! 1) Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincoot, publication date: 14th January 2019 Five...

Keeping your spirits up when the temperature falls

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That time of year has arrived when the streets are laced in ice and you can no longer dress with the motto of ‘style over substance’. The days are being quickly consumed by...

Greenwashing: is sustainability becoming a trend for companies to make money?

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‘Sustainable’, ‘eco-friendly’ and indeed ‘green’ are all loaded words within modern marketing aimed at a captive audience who, paradoxically,...

The new minimalism

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Clarity and intention. Two words which are fundamentally associated with minimalism in all its strands, whether that be the modernist art movement, dynamic music genre, or what...

Guide to Galentine’s day in Newcastle

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Galentine’s Day is celebrated on February 13th and originated back in 2010. This new-found holiday was created by the character Leslie Knope from the well-loved American TV show...

Restaurant Review: Chaophraya

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Culture editor Alex Moore heads to Chaophraya for a night of Thai fine dining. ...

‘Tis The Season for Gift Shopping (fa la la la la la la la la)

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Fenwick’s Christmas window has been revealed, Northumberland Street has turned into Santa’s workshop, and Michael Bublé is now the go-to at pre-drinks. Yes, the festive...

To fake or not to fake: Which Christmas tree is better

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It’s December, and the Christmas season has officially begun! The decorations are starting to go up, and the Christmas tree is by far the most important. With this in mind,...