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Albums in the 21st century – setting the record straight

In the world of music, there are plenty of clichés. There is perhaps none more predictable and common than the cliché which laments the death of music as we once knew it, and that which, more specifically, mourns the death of the album as an art form. It seems that no matter where you go on the internet, there will always be someone somewhere proclaiming that music “isn’t what it used to be” and that the album is dead in the water. But is this really the case? Is it true that, firstly, the album is actually becoming a dying art form? If so, what are the reasons behind this decline?

Misinformation Thrives on a Misunderstood Science

With the popularization and de-stigmatization of mental health, psychology has entered the zeitgeist in a way that it never has before. Words such as ‘trauma’, ‘gaslighting’ and ‘toxic’ have become buzzwords, often misused.

A Portal to Memory: The Return of the Polaroid

On a Zoom call the other day, I was showing my grandmother photos of my time at university  from what felt like a lifetime ago. Grainy images filled her little screen — my friends and I at Regent’s Park on a picnic, a cute little snap of a dog wearing a puffer vest, and a rare sunny day in London. I saw her eyebrows jump in slow motion as the video buffered on my phone.

Edward Enninful: the new fashion icon

When it comes to fashion, the people with the most outreach (besides models and designers) are surely the editors-in-chief, especially when their names are associated with the timelessness of Vogue. However, when it comes to the general public, only a few names ring a bell in terms of fashion editors. These include American Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour and former Italian Vogue head Franca Sozzani. Why is it that no other senior figures at Vogue have been able to build such a global name for themselves? Will Edward Enninful be the new fashion icon when it comes to editor-in-chiefs?

Don’t Shame me for not having a side hustle

Disclaimer: this is not an anti-‘side hustle culture’ rant. I admire small businesses and passion projects. I also won’t be criticising capitalism or writing a manifesto on our growing need to turn ourselves into commodities. I’m wary of what Economics students will say, and besides, I feed into and benefit from capitalism myself everyday.

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