• Is Fake News old news?

    Fake news – is everyone sick to death of this term already? Probably, but the phenomenon doesn’t look set to disappear anytime soon. The largest study of its kind was conducted by a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, with the results – published in the journal Science –...
  • The Final Fold for the Great British Newspaper?

    The death of the newspaper has been predicted for years, with pundits accusing the digital age of destroying the traditional – and widely beloved – way of consuming current affairs. The folding of The Independent’s print issue certainly seems to mark the beginning of the end. Or at least...
  • Why I ain’t fallin’ for it, Michele

    2015 AD, the year of a great exodus. In a flurry of rebranding, the biggest ripples are being cast by Gucci successor Alessandro Michele who is slowly being groomed as fashion’s Golden Boy. But it’s an aesthetic that tells you just how to be kooky… The meteoric fame of ...
  • Film Review – Spotlight

    Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams head an all-star cast in Tom McCarthy’s fact-based drama. The plot follows a group of tenacious reporters, for the Boston Globe newspaper, as they investigate the cover-up of sexual abuse by Catholic priests in the area. What starts as a simple (albeit...
  • Extended Interview with Kneel Before Zod

    Nottingham has a vast expanse of film societies so we interviewed Alastair, a psychology lecturer at the University of Nottingham, of The Kneel Before Zod Video Club of Nottingham Club (TKBZVCONC) to get to know a little bit about the club and the wider Nottingham cinema environment. This is the...
  • Hannibal’s Cancellation Proves Art Is Lost In TV

    With the recent news of Hannibal being cancelled, chaos has arisen as audiences fail to understand why. The bottom line is that the show was not reeling in enough viewers, but how NBC can base a cancellation after only three episodes is yet to be discovered. With a current...
  • Has Broadchurch Series 2 Been Set-up to Fail?

    ‘The jury’s out’ is the almost unanimous, suitable courtroom-centred idiom currently being used to describe the second series of Chris Chibnall’s Broadchurch. We’re not even at the end of the series and already a verdict has been passed. What was in 2013 considered television critics’ golden child has now become a...