Reworking the Novel: Language and representation in The Man Who Would Be King

The binary oppositions of the colonial self and the colonised Other are habitually encoded in colonialist discourse as a dichotomy necessary to domination.[1] Within imperialist Britain, the ideologies supporting the colonial vision were continually propagated from the 1880s onwards through exhibitions, parades, and popular literature;[2] yet some of the 19th century’s most prevalent works belonged… Read More Reworking the Novel: Language and representation in The Man Who Would Be King

Fear of Wasp

A guest post from film buff Dan Norman The international success of last year’s American Honey, with big wins at the British Independent Film Awards and Cannes Film Festival, restored writer-director Andrea Arnold to the limelight that she first stepped into with 2003’s Wasp. Unlike American Honey, Wasp is a short film – Arnold’s last… Read More Fear of Wasp

Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Showcasing the freshest talent in the city, the final year students of Manchester Metropolitan University here assert their infinite creativity and imagination across disciplines varying from architecture, photography, and art. And this is a particularly special occasion, as my dear friend Laura J Hardman has the opportunity to unveil her innovative yet playful textile designs… Read More Manchester School of Art Degree Show

Spring Look Book: My favourite seasonal vintage pieces

Since the age of 16, vintage clothes and accessories have remained a consistent, ever-dependable part of my wardrobe. Don’t get me wrong, I can’t resist a cheeky Topshop splurge, but there’s something incredibly rewarding about thrift shopping, and finding that perfect statement piece that you can’t find anywhere else. Whether you’re rummaging in a vintage… Read More Spring Look Book: My favourite seasonal vintage pieces

The Food Review: Federal Café Bar, Manchester

Arguably the most fashionable, Instagram-worthy meal of the day, it’s safe to say that brunching has become a serious business. In Manchester alone, there’s an abundance of hip eateries armed with ample supplies of eggs and cocktails for its hungry guests; head to northern quarter and you’ll soon find it difficult to decide upon which… Read More The Food Review: Federal Café Bar, Manchester