TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM: ABDALLA OMARI’s exhibition ‘The Vulnerabiltiy Series’ Goes Viral

TAKING THE WORLD BY STORM: ABDALLA OMARI’s exhibition ‘The Vulnerabiltiy Series’ Goes Viral

Words by Alison Fletcher. Syrian painter, filmmaker, and performing artist Abdalla Omari has caused the latest big splash on the social media scene with his collection: ‘The Vulnerability Series’. His paintings have taken the world by storm, featuring in countries all over the world such as the USA, the UK, France, Germany, Lebanon, Syria, Georgia, [...]

HOW TO: GET THE MOST OUT OF FACE MASKS

HOW TO: GET THE MOST OUT OF FACE MASKS

Words by Gemma Hirani. Truth be told, I never really understood why people use face masks. That was until, I guess, my skin decided to wreak absolute havoc. With adulthood came the worst thing I’d ever faced. Acne. My skin was (still is low key) an absolute bitch. Thanks to years and years of trial [...]

Pinkwashing: Who Benefits From London Pride?

Pinkwashing: Who Benefits From London Pride?

Words by Alex Bond My first time at London pride I unwittingly crashed the parade. I’m still not sure how it happened, or how nobody noticed my friends and I, especially since one of us was a 6ft2 drag queen wearing 6 inch heels. It was our first time at such a big Pride event, [...]

What This Golden Toilet Says about Trump’s America

What This Golden Toilet Says about Trump’s America

Words by Alison Fletcher. 'America' by artist Maurizio Cattelan. Piece is a fully-functioning toilet made from 18-karat gold. Displayed at Guggenheim Museum and open to the public as if it were any other usable facility. When I first heard about Cattelan’s ‘America’ piece, I was reminded, inevitably, of Marcel Duchamp’s ‘Urinal’. This is a comparison [...]

Vaping is… ‘Gay?’

Vaping is… ‘Gay?’

Words by Alexander Dommett. In 2013, I purchased my first PVD or Personal Vaping Device. At least, that was the name given to the pen-shaped contraption by the enthusiastic salesmen who assured me he was saving my life. I knew then that if their intention was to replace ‘fags’, ‘ciggys’, ‘rollies’ and ‘straights’, these devices [...]

Hail the High Street! 20 of the Best Beauty Dupes

Hail the High Street! 20 of the Best Beauty Dupes

Words by Sehr Chaudrie. Looking good doesn’t mean you have to splurge on all the latest beauty products. Drugstore beauty is bringing you the same cult favourite beauty products for less. Here are 20 high street dupes for high end beauty products; save your money & slay! 1. Beautyblender (£16) vs Real Techniques Miracle Complexion [...]

Hillingdon Literary Festival – An Interview with Seb Jenner

Hillingdon Literary Festival – An Interview with Seb Jenner

Words by Stephen Powdril The Hillingdon Literary Festival (HiLF), held at Brunel University, has been championing the voices of both established and emerging writers since 2015 and this year is looking to be the best yet. I took some time to speak to Seb Jenner, Festival Producer, events extraordinaire and keeper of the keys on [...]