Fiction: Hrimfaxi

I’ve typed the letters, filed the papers and deposited the cheque” the secretary murmured tonelessly, placing a neat stack of papers on the desk. Bajaj dismissed the man with a nod, avoiding his intense brown eyes. He did not like his secretary. The man worked with an inhuman efficiency, which was invaluable and yet strangely […]

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Reality check: Modern Art Oxford

Stephen Willats’ Conscious – Unconcious and Archigram Beyond Architecture opens at Modern Art Oxford In a twin exhibition opening on Friday 27th April, Modern Art Oxford returned to old visions of the future. Archigram Beyond Architecture REMIX 2013 and Stephen Willats’ Conscious – Unconscious bring us art with a social conscience that doesn’t disappoint. Willats, who […]

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Dinner Arty Conversation: CUBISM

CUBISM Need To Know •  The first of the 20th century abstract art movements. Predominantly Parisian and big on guitars, vases and, y’know, cubes. Subjects are deconstructed and carefully reassembled as though seen from several viewpoints simultaneously, rejecting traditional methods of perspective in favour of offering a ‘mind’s eye’ or ‘total view’ of the subject. […]

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What’s On This Week: 1st week

What’s on this week Sunday 1st Week (April 21st), 10:00am – 11:30am Still Sundays A chance to relax at the Pitts Rivers Museum – a space to draw, study or stand and stare. FREE — Monday 1st Week (April 22nd), 7:00pm Poetry Night Keble Cafe presents some of the hottest contemporary poets. FREE — Tuesday 1st Week (April […]

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Does Spelling Matter?

In light of the recent publication Does Spelling Matter? by Magdalen College English professor Simon Horobin, The Oxford Student thought we’d have a go at answering that question ourselves. Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments section at the bottom of the article. YES: Many of us will agree with James J. Kilpatrick that […]

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Becoming Picasso: Paris 1901

  When it comes to blockbuster artists there is one name that dominates – Picasso. Picasso is big business. He is taught in schools, has international appeal and sells tickets, postcards and mugs by the bucket load. So the Courtauld’s approach to tackling this mammoth of the art world is most welcome. Instead of overwhelming […]

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Frankie Goes to Hollywood: Double Edge

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHYJrDxo75k&feature=youtu.bep&w=500&h=300]   It’s easy to see the trap the makers of the trailer for Double Edge fell into – they thought they were making a music video. That, or the most depressing advert for Topshop ever made. The music dictates the pacing, right down to practically every shot. Being. Slowed. Down. I’ve critiqued excessive ramping […]

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