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Green Is The Warmest Color: Preserving Nature Gives Urban Survival

Green Is The Warmest Color: Preserving Nature Gives Urban Survival By REBECCA TOOK | April 22, 2019 I never thought I’d like living in a city. The word conjures up images of a sprawling concrete metropolis, with buildings reaching towards the sky like leaves turning to the sunlight. If I’m away from trees for too long, I […]

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Video killed the radio star, but the podcast is having its revenge

Video killed the radio star, but the podcast is having its revenge By REBECCA TOOK | April 18, 2019 I do it in the morning while in the shower. Sometimes, I do it while cycling to the library. My friend does it while walking the dog, and another does it during their long commute on the sweaty London […]

Goodbye And Good Riddance: Amsterdam Bans Scooters From Cycle Lanes

Goodbye And Good Riddance: Amsterdam Bans Scooters From Cycle Lanes April 15, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Amsterdammers across the city woke up on Monday morning (April 8) to find that their city looked a little different. More specifically, their route to work, college or school was a bit bluer, and a lot quieter. The council’s […]

STA!’s Festen: the Bitter Taste of a Family Dinner

STA!’s Festen: the Bitter Taste of a Family Dinner A Play Review By REBECCA TOOK A silent, complicit mother. A tight-lipped patriarch. A bawdy brother and a bereaved twin. One daughter’s dead and the other – shock horror – is a socialist. Directed by Jolijn Wendel, and adapted from the script by David Eldridge, Festen […]

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom

Eighth Grade: A Portrait of the Awkward Entrance into Teendom Film Review: American comedian Bo Burnham’s debut feature film Eighth Grade depicts the knotty, small-scale hellscape of middle school, focusing on the experience of Kayla (Elsie Fisher) – a self-aware yet intensely self-conscious teen – during her last week in eighth grade. By REBECCA TOOK […]

“Buy, Buy, Baby”: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day

‘Buy, Buy, Baby’: the Commercialisation of International Women’s Day March 13, 2019 By REBECCA TOOK Friday, March 8, was International Women’s Day 2019. If the slew of Facebook posts, tweets, Instagram photos and shared articles hadn’t already caught my attention, there was also an email from Flixbus (the coach company) addressed, “To all the strong, […]