The Remaining Trash
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by Lippy
2M ago
this piece was constructed from notes people left at the trash launch party. all notes which were legible were transcribed as written and then alphabetised. some are what you think is trash, some are what others think is trash, some are what stop us from feeling like trash. all are words. because it’s the words that connect us. it’s your words that connect us. you gave us your words and here we give them back to you. separately your words mean something. together, they mean something else.   you left them behind like trash and here we give them back to you like treasure.   the rem ..read more
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Review of LUU Theatre Group’s Dance Nation
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by Lippy
2M ago
Stage One theatre was full to the brim on Saturday night as we all piled in to see the closing night of Theatre Group’s Dance Nation. My excitement at seeing the theatre society’s final show of the year had been building ever since the team behind Dance Nation had begun releasing their perfectly curated headshots and promo photos the week before (Credit to Amber Constantine, Max Brown and Amelie Cooke for these beauties). Other than these funky images, I had little knowledge about the play I was about to watch. More than anything I was hoping for a giggle to brighten my dissertation-deadline ..read more
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“The Hyde Park Fashion Bubble”
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by Lippy
2M ago
It’s no secret that the University of Leeds is famed for its stylish student body, effortlessly slaying the fashion game from grabbing a bite at Bakery 164 to dashing off to an early morning lecture. Crafting a killer outfit and strutting through Hyde Park is practically a sport, with everyone’s A-game turning campus into a living Pinterest board. But let’s face it, the pressure to keep up can be exhausting. There are days when you just want to roll out of bed in joggers and a hoodie, yet even for a chill study session in Brotherton Library, we’re wearing what we affectionately call “pub outfi ..read more
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'I've been in the Labour Party for 20 years, but I very much wanted to step in now’: Katie White OBE, prospective parliamentary candidate for Leeds North West
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by Lippy
3M ago
I meet Katie at a plant-based cafe in Horsforth and we both order a coffee before we start talking. Upon arriving, I had felt a bit nervous given her impressive career history but her energy was instantly so warm and positive that I felt  my nerves ease.  In 2013, just ten years after graduating with a Politics degree from Glasgow, Katie was awarded an OBE for services to climate change engagement. I begin by asking her how she ended up there: ‘When I was a student, I felt overwhelmed with everything that was going on and I felt like for me climate was this sort of mission that cam ..read more
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The New Age of Reality TV
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by Lippy
3M ago
Summer 2016, Love Island is on its second season and the Anastasia Dip Brow was on the rise. Life is good and Love Island is the hot new show. Shows like Big Brother are well and truly on their way out, as they scramble in an attempt to compete with the new-found success of the ultra-glossy, highly produced heteronormativity of Love Island.     Next year marks the ten-year anniversary of Love Islands reboot, but the show is neither made nor received in the same way— now "Big Brother" and "The Traitors" seem to be the hot shows tackling the limited representation and storyli ..read more
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The Dangerous Rise of Book Banning in US Schools
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by Lippy
3M ago
The years 2021-2023 saw roughly 5,894 books banned within public schools in the US. Whilst book banning is by no means a new concept (authors have been faced with literary censorship for centuries), the past few years have seen a drastic increase in banned content for underage American citizens. Such rapid censorship is a cause for concern to many authors, consumers, teachers, and politicians across the world.  It is clear that recent book banning targets minority demographics within the US. According to PEN America, those targeted are ‘frequently female, people of colour, and/or LGBTQ ..read more
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Materialising the Brontë Ghosts: The Brontë Parsonage Museum
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by Lippy
3M ago
Inseparable from the family who once resided there, the Brontë Parsonage Museum evokes the creeping sensation of mausoleum where visitors come to commune with the ghosts of literary past. Since its conception in 1893, the Brontë Museum has become a repository of the Brontë genius, acknowledged as the “best known literary shrine in Britain” (Christine Alexander). The rather quaint parsonage sits at the top of a hill overlooking the village of Haworth in England’s North, the surrounding area now known as ‘Brontë country’. Like many past pilgrimages – including a 21 year old Virginia Wolf – I t ..read more
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And the Oscar goes to…
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by Lippy
3M ago
The awards season has come to an end… a month ago. However, it is worth reflecting on what actually happened at the 96th ceremony of the beloved Oscars. After having a short break from watching the gala, I had a chance to immerse myself in this night full of emotions and entertainment once again. I watched my very first Academy Award ceremony back in 2017, when Emma Stone won the award for Best Leading Role, and guess what? She’s done it again. However, before she won the award for Best Performance in “Poor Things” and famously broke her dress, the ceremony started as usual with celebrities t ..read more
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Am I Too Old for Leeds Fest?
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by Lippy
3M ago
What once was a rock festival, has it now become a GCSE celebration? In recent years, Leeds Festival has seemed like a teenage standdown, a proof of being more mature, older, and adult. Growing up just over an hour away from Leeds Fest site, I spent teenage years anticipating my escape from my parents’ clutches and doing some classic English drinking in a field – but with louder music and a couple thousand more people than the local park. Braham Park contained all the hopes and dreams of nearly every Northern 16-year-old, and still does. There’s magic in that first festival experience and for ..read more
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BEYOND THE BIG SMOKE: REJECTING CAPITAL CITY CENTRISM
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by Lippy
3M ago
In August of last year, I exchanged Leeds for the Netherlands for my study abroad adventure. When I first told people about moving here, I was immediately confronted with: “I love Amsterdam!” Despite settling in Nijmegen for the past 8 months, just a short bike ride from the German border, the questions about the Netherlands’ capital persist. I must confess: I, too, find myself captivated by the allure of the ‘capital city buzz.’ Living in Nijmegen has made it all too easy and tempting to explore European hotspots like Brussels, Paris, and Copenhagen. However, amidst this wanderlust, a quest ..read more
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