Black Is King | Why we failed Beyoncé

By Isabella Wimmer In a world where social inequalities and asymmetrical power structures come to the forefront of our awareness as a society, Beyoncé chooses the right moment for the release of her new album Black Is King. The visual album, a concept pioneered by Beyoncé in her 2013 self-titled surprise album, was released on…

What the book?! | Magus, mania and mind games: Will you pass the test?

Have you ever read a book and found yourself being tested or tricked? John Fowles, The Magus is a daring psychological thriller that not only deceives the main character, Nicholas, but deceives you as well. The term ‘magus’ is defined as magician or sorcerer; think potions, think tricks, think mind games beyond our world. This…

A student’s guide to a capsule kitchen

For some, cooking is a passion. For others, it is a chore. I find that I lie somewhere between the two: I love getting inventive in the kitchen, but when it gets to the end of the week, and all I have left in my fridge is a woeful handful of spinach and half a…

Incorporating 1970’s fashion into your winter wardrobe

The 1970’s was a decade of cultural and political change, unforgettable music, and undoubtedly incredible fashion. Its fashion reflected the social and political environment perfectly with the relaxed fits and earthy tones; exemplifying the resistance to ongoing oppression and the peaceful undertones to people’s attitudes. As we know, fashion trends are constantly being recycled from…

Attenborough’s Insta moment: A waste of time or a green revolution?

While I love seeing Sir David Attenborough on my Insta feed, I can’t help but ask myself: is there any point? Few people have achieved the same level of universal appeal as Sir David Attenborough. I’d struggle to think of another old white man as beloved (with the possible exception of Father Christmas).  Through my…

The ALT: The alternative BLT

This ALT is one of @mummylentil’s earliest recipes and a real crowd-pleaser. They often serve it to groups of friends as the perfect hungover breakfast snack. Over time, the ingredients of the ALT have changed and developed to emulate even better the key flavour groups of salt, fat, and smoky umami of real (!) bacon….