Category: Culture

  • Music to get you through the day — 2018’s top picks
    Getting dressed, going to work, maybe hitting the gym, and coming home —  most of our lives have a set routine, thanks to our 9-5 schedules. And sometimes, you might just need a pick-me-up, a little something to get you through the day. And here’s where our kickass playlist comes in! A selection of 2018’s musical best — start your day with
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  • When the Background Scores
    Nothing makes a movie buff’s heart happier than a scene that’s been impeccably thought-out from start to finish. While cinematography is the backbone of most iconic scenes, music is its soul. There’s very little that can give as much essence to a visual piece as well-curated music — after all, it’s only when all senses are engaged that an
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  • Black Panther: Marvel’s Love-song to Africa
    The year is 1966. Imagine a young Stan Lee and Jack Kirby sitting in a smoke-filled room, discussing the Marvel Universe, the American political climate, and the lack of inclusivity in comics and real life alike. Lee and Kirby then decide to introduce Black Panther — a primal hero with the might of never-before-imagined technology behind him —
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  • Greta Gerwig is the Icon we’ve been waiting for
    “I like things that look like mistakes”, reveals Greta Gerwig in her role as Frances Ha in the eponymous 2012 film — the confident-yet-unassuming declaration of a woman who has finally come into her own.   From the earliest talkies to more recent superhero action-fests, women have typically been used as eye-candy. The overarching
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  • Fierce feminist icons of film
    Whether you’re a fan of light hearted comedies, or prefer thrillers that keep you at the edge of your seat, you’ll probably agree that the portrayal of women across movie genres is dismal. Male actors play varied and multidimensional characters. Women, on the other hand, are usually present only as  potential love interests – causing most
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  • 2017 in Twelve Tweets
    Very often, we come across tweets that feel like they exist because something deep down inside us put them there. They express our opinions better than we ever could, and it just clicks. The underlying wit in all of us rejoices when we come across these smart jokes, meaningful insights, glorious puns; and we start believing the Internet is
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  • 5 Movies You Probably Missed in 2017
    This past year was magical at the cinemas. We saw Blade Runner 2049 with its triple whammy of Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, and Jared Leto (we’ll excuse you for Suicide Squad, Jared), Dunkirk — Christopher Nolan’s meditation on war, and Get Out, directed by our bae from Key and Peele, Jordan Peele. However, the year also saw a few small,
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  • Some Pop ﹘ On the Socks, Please
    Sometimes, you come across movies that knock your socks off your feet. Other times, it’s the socks in movies that knock you off your feet. Of trivial matters to obsess over, socks are way at the bottom of the list ﹘ a) they are socks, b) they are not trivial. Sock-obsession is justified, underrated, and more widespread than we care to admit.
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  • Musical Motivation for Self-Love
    We all have our off days. While some of us may have enough self-esteem to last us lives more than one, there are always days when we may feel a little less fabulous than we really are. It’s only human to sometimes want a little push to sail us through waves of doubt ﹘ and what better way to achieve it than through the reprieve that is music.
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  • Women on TV Putting Gender Norms to Bed
    As women, there’s something about layering cucumber, lettuce, tomato, and bacon between slices of bread that we just love doing. And as most men know, we yearn to reinforce the patriarchy’s sense of humour, while also being sandwiched between gender norms and societal stereotypes. Jokes aside, we’ve made it to the 21 Century. And while our
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