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Adapting Anna Karenina

There have been many adaptations of Tolstoy’s works in recent years, from the BBC’s recent adaptation of War and Peace to Tom Stoppard’s cinematic interpretation of Anna Karenina. While any form of adaptation has its own risks, working with such established classics puts an even greater pressure upon the adapters to ensure than nothing is lost in translation. Arrows and Traps ...

The Seagull Theatre Review

Russian culture is synonymous with highly intellectual literature and equally strong alcohol, so the decision to stage The Seagull at the Pack and Carriage pub was an inspired one. The Seagull was written by Chekhov in the closing years of the 18th Century, and serves as a window into the relationships of the ensemble cast, while subtly describing the attitudes ...

Amazing Game of Thrones snow art!

A British snow artist names Simon Beck has teamed up with Sky Atlantic to create a Game of Thrones inspired snow art all in time for the upcoming season 6 of the hit show! The incredible Stark inspired art is part of the promotions that Sky Atlantic are doing for the new season and they were created in the French Alps. ...

The 5 Highlights Of Oscars 2016 Without Mentioning Leonardo DiCaprio

We all knew it (well hoped for it): Leonardo was going to finally win an Oscar. It took a long time for him to win one, but in the end, the wait was worth it. And because it's already been Leo's night, we're not going to spend more time talking about it. Memes seem to sum the news up perfectly: it only took a few seconds to post an important achievement in a Leonardo DiCaprio's fake Facebook profile: 'Finally won a fucking Oscar'.

However, the win isn't the only thing we should be talking about. Whilst everyone prefers to keep on talking about the Best Actor's winner, here are some of the night's other most significant bits; moments that have shown that, beyond victories and glamour, the Oscars show was a celebration of art and certainly a night to remember!

1. Chris Rock's Speech



Of course! The boycott! That's probably the second most talked-about topic of last night. Some thought that Chris Rock's speech was going to keep supporting the boycott, and it did indeed but...not iin the way that was expected. With his w

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Fashion Exhibition to be held for The Queen’s Birthday

This year, more than 150 outfits of Queen Elizabeth are going to be on display in three linked exhibitions that will take place at Her Majesty’s official residences. The event, which is called ‘Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style from The Queen’s Wardrobe’, is going to be a celebration for The Queen’s 90th birthday and kicks off at the ...

Spotlight: Investigative Journalism At Its Brightest

The purpose of investigative journalism is to expose the very foundations that institutions we believe in stand upon. The journey of such journalism is to find a story not just worth writing about but also to correct the scandalous actions of those who believe their position to be omnipotent. Nothing paints this image better than the Spotlight team at Boston Globe ...

Review of On Chesil Beach by Ian McEwan: Sex-Ed As It Could Be

On Chesil Beach, by Ian McEwan. Vintage, 166pp, £7.99, 2008, ISBN: 9780099512790 Having been married just that morning, Mr. and Mrs. Mayhew sit across a roast beef dinner in their honeymoon suite. Their conversation is idle, circumscribed as it is by the lingering presence of two adolescent hotel waiters, and by the intellectual constriction of dread and desire. In its ...

Harry Potter fans leave flowers at Platform 3/4 as a memorial for Alan Rickman

Since the news broke yesterday that Alan Rickman, the man behind Severus Snape in the film adaptation of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter fans have laid flowers at King’s Cross Station. Rickman died at the age of 69 from cancer. The station was featured in the movies as a portal to the magical platform to Hogwarts.   Here was King’s Cross Platform 9 3/4 ...

What An EnJOYment – A Review Of David O. Russell’s ‘Joy’

David O. Russell has finally made it through. ‘Joy’ has everything: good story, good cast and finally, a convincing message. In his own and recognisable style, Russell has presented us a story of an example of courageous and rebel woman, but not necessarily in a feminine point of view. Women will absolutely be encouraged and entertained after watching this; and men as well. ...

A Look Back At Alfred Hitchcock’s Masterpiece ‘Rope’ (1948)

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to commit the perfect murder? What about deciding who deserves to die based merely on an inferiority/superiority complex? Alfred Hitchcock’s Rope deals with exactly this by applying the Nietzschian theory of the superior man having the right to say ‘yes’ to life or death. According to the German philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche, people who take ...

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