Vintage toys and Takashi Murakami’s art: the mismatched world of Nakano Broadway

Image description: Vintage signs from Nakano Broadway Out to the North-east of Shinjuku in Tokyo, amongst large suburbian highways and close to the somewhat neglected Nakano station, is Nakano Broadway, a seemingly typical Japanese merchant street. Far from the luxury of Ginza or the charm of Kyoto’s traditional markets, at first glance, Nakano broadway is […]

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Miss Americana

Taylor Swifts latest documentary, Miss Americana, premiered on the 23rd January on Netflix, and makes for an hour and a half of distinctly odd viewing. Swift has released one previous documentary in 2008, Journey to Fearless.  This first offering was a celebratory look at the process of creating and performing her record-breaking world tour, which […]

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Review: ÜnkelGårf

If the phrase “Soviet mime show” isn’t enough to convince you to spend £5 on a ticket to ÜnkelGårf at the Burton Taylor Studio, then that’s fair enough. I, however, am not a woman of the most refined tastes, and managed to sit through Tommy Hurst and Matt Kenyon’s last comedic venture Sübverse last term, so […]

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Long Gone Songs No Longer – Lisa O’Neill at the Bullingdon Oxford.

Image description: O’Neill’s latest album cover When Lisa O’Neill stepped on the stage and went straight for the microphone without stopping to pick up an instrument, and delivered a rendition of an old roamer tale, the tone was set for what was to follow. Uncompromisingly traditional, unapologetically Irish, the beautiful coming together of History, folk, […]

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Uniform Society

Image description: A sepia image of four nurses playing nurses in a hospital room When interviewing people about ‘fashion identity’ it became apparent that fashion choices are not of equalling concern to all. My pointed questions of whether or not people felt they expressed themselves through their everyday attire took for granted the privileged standpoint […]

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