Category Archives: Culture

The Norman Rea Gallery Presents: The Captive Body

York graduates Luxo Jr. release mini album: ‘Fingerpaints’

A group of York alumni have received over 5000 hits in 24 hours on their new release

Will YUSU change Societies as we know them?

York takes great pride in the huge variety of student societies that it has to offer – it’s one of YUSU’s chief boasts. Quite right I say. As a humanities

“My words for your confession”: Death and the Maiden DramaSoc Review

Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden is a play which draws upon Dorfman’s experiences.  Born in Argentina in 1942, he was later forced to flee to the USA with his

Dramasoc Review: ‘Jezebel’

When Mark Cantan wrote Jezebel, his intention was to “show how complications lead to comedy.” So I was slightly surprised when I entered the Dramabarn on Friday night by the

Interview: Sudeep Chakravarti

Sudeep Chakravarti is an Indian author, journalist and speaker. He comments on matters of business and human rights, and socio-political and security issues in India and South Asia. Starting his

TFTV Preview: ‘On Ego’

  “Who are you?” If I asked you that, what would you tell me? What would you represent yourself with? You might answer with a few choice words that our

DramaSoc Review: ‘No Exit’

When the schedule for this term’s plays at the drama barn was released back in December, I have to admit that one title fixed my attention: Jean-Paul Sartre’s No Exit. And last

The Slippery Slope of the Sliders: Review of ‘Mother’s Ruin’

So, when I conducted my preview, ‘chaotic’ was the word which was batted about quite freely with regard to Rosie O’Sullivan’s Mother’s Ruin. And after attending the opening night I can certainly

The Play’s the Thing…or is it?

“It’s a film” my friend declares, “the one with Daniel Radcliffe” he adds for good measure. “Actually, I think you’ll find it’s a stage production, I saw it once in

In the Bear Pit: Review of TFTV’s ‘Playhouse Creatures’

‘O! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend The brightest heaven of invention; A kingdom for a stage, princes to act And monarchs to behold the swelling scene.‘  

Magnificent Chaos: Review of TFTV’s ‘Nothing Compares to You’

An almighty collision of people and the corresponding smash of glass. Fragmentary thoughts, personalities, accents and clothes all gathered up and strung loosely together resembling the faint outline of a

BLINDED BY THE LIGHTS: Do Tragedy and Scandal Follow the Children of Hollywood?

Alexandra Aja’s recent dark fantasy thriller Horns has brought the world’s attention to Daniel Radcliffe, an actor who has had to endure the viewing public watching over his every move and

A Day at the Aesthetica Short Film Festival

  The ASFF, hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, is very much a celebration of independent film and takes place throughout some of the coolest venues in York. I went down for

Wes Anderson: The Art of Symmetry

Tom Williams and Louis McGillick explore Wes Anderson's masterful use of symmetry in his filmmaking

Review: World of Trouble

Connor Sherwin praises depiction of human spirit and determination in the finale of the Last Policeman trilogy