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Sun, sea and sanitiser: Are holidays worth the hassle?

In the pre-pandemic days, planning a vacation was half of the fun. Before the trip had begun, the process of researching hotels...

Standup to coronavirus: Can the live comedy industry laugh this one off?

Stand up is a fundamentally symbiotic artform that lives and dies not just under the spotlight, but in the space between stage...

Three of the best film allegories of all time

An allegory is defined as “a story, poem, picture or movie that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a...

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As The Crown is renewed, here are five of the best movie monarchs

It’s very clear The Crown is here to stay – at least for another two seasons, that is. Showrunner Peter Morgan’s protestations...

Three of the best film allegories of all time

An allegory is defined as “a story, poem, picture or movie that can be interpreted to reveal a hidden meaning, typically a...

Five no-cook summer dips for a stress-free garden party

The last thing that’s on our to-do list in hot weather is to slave over a hot...

Should the US ban TikTok?

In the latest development of the deteriorating Sino-American relationship, President Donald Trump has vowed to ban the hugely popular, Chinese-owned video-sharing app...

Time to die? How a popularity poll proves that 007 is ready for retirement

Perhaps I’m reading too much into a trivial online poll, but to me, the news that Sean Connery has been voted the...

As Eurovision heads to America, here are the top ten entries ever

Ah, Eurovision: the contest Europeans love and Brits love to hate. (And just like the EU, it seems Eurovision probably doesn’t like...

The transformative power of art must not be underestimated

With public statues being brought under the lens, the necessity of galleries for experiencing art called into question and the (long-overdue) consideration...

London’s most iconic converted buildings

According to a recent report by Architects’ Journal, it’s actually more environmentally friendly to upgrade energy-inefficient structures than to flatten them. Their...

Five ways to pass the time during post-travel quarantine

Since UK travel restrictions have started to ease, there has been a lacklustre wave of foreign travel, with some hardy tourists taking...

Eat out to help out are the words I always wanted to hear, so why do they make me so sad?

Being instructed that we must “eat out to help out” is like a nationwide assignment to enjoy your favourite food. Though the...

Around the world in eight books

2020 is undoubtedly a bad time to be a traveller, but it’s a brilliant time to become a bookworm. While we can’t...

Lockdown has had surprising health side effects

As this unprecedented global health crisis comes to the end of its first wave, we can sit back and take stock of...

Lockdown has paved the way for intimate and inclusive filmmaking

There’s something about watching David Tennant put himself in the naughty corner on a video call to appease a disgruntled Michael Sheen...

The transformative power of art must not be underestimated

With public statues being brought under the lens, the necessity of galleries for experiencing art called into question and the (long-overdue) consideration of underrepresentation in the creative world, the role art plays in society has been recently re-examined. Art often contributes towards positive change,...