The Alchemist’s concoctions live up to the hype

As a student of English, the occult science of alchemy has never really appealed to me. That was, until a new branch of The Alchemist opened on Westgate’s sky terrace! The EarthyEats team visited last Tuesday to concoct some reviews. A review of this restaurant would be incomplete without first acknowledging the stunning interior design. […]

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Comptoir Libanais: a visual and culinary treat

It’s easy to say the new Westgate centre has transformed the Oxford shopping scene. Much like a spaceship that has only recently touched down, the shopping centre has catapulted Oxford into the 21st century. Alongside its momentous, monochrome entrance, lies a smaller, rather more colourful establishment: a restaurant called Comptoir Libanais. Like moths to a […]

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The Varsity Jazz Off is a mesmerising evening of music

On the 17th November, the ‘Jazz-off’ between the Oxford University Jazz Orchestra (OUJO), and the Cambridge University Jazz (CUJO), was less about shoeing the Tabs in a battle of the bands, as it was a relaxed, friendly showcase of each band’s jazz chops. Both bands treated us to a tour de force of big band […]

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The real face of Parisian prostitution

When asked, “What is art?” Baudelaire answered —“Prostitution.”  When walking along the Seine, it is easy to see how Baudelaire may have thought art was prostitution. A myriad of vendors sell identical sketches and paintings of prostitutes lounging in the nude, smoking cigarettes and laughing amongst fellow prostitutes and clients. These images, created by artists […]

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