More than Aesthetics: Dark Academia Helps Students Find Representation And Romance in Study

Words by Eliza Lourenço Over the past couple of years, communities have cropped up around aesthetics across social media platforms.  Amongst these styles is dark academia, which ties into the mystery of sandstone university halls and the characters that you’d find within them.  Students and users within the community come from a number of different

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The Less is More Approach to Productivity in a Hustling World

Pressure to be the hardest working person in the room gets complicated when you’re working from home.  Words by Eliza Lourenço Influencers, gurus and your favourite YouTubers might be trying to convince you that it’s time to kick your schedule up a notch. Contrary to this advice, it’s important to take a step back and

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How to Deal with Lovecraft’s Problematic Legacy and Write Responsible Cosmic Horror

So, the daddy of cosmic horror was a sizeable bigot. How do we deal with this? Words by Rhys LorencFeature art by Lizeyart Few writers have had more of an influence on the horror genre than H.P. Lovecraft. Stephen King, Guillermo Del Toro, Junji Ito, and countless others cite him as a huge inspiration. His

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Opinion: Your Fantasy Story Shouldn’t Be in the Northern Hemisphere

Fantasy worldbuilding is obsessed with European-inspired societies and geography. Were we to move past this obsession, we could unlock the full creative potential of the genre.  Words by Rhys Lorenc If you’ve read, played, watched or consumed even a meagre amount of fantasy, you’ve probably encountered a fantasy map or two, sitting after the title-page

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Ten Creative Couples to Inspire You on Valentine’s Day

Words by Eliza Lourenço When the stars align and two creatives get together, they can produce amazing art and also collaborate on bizarre projects. Sometimes the pairing makes sense and other times you would never guess that the two were head-over-heels.  To celebrate this Valentine’s Day, here are 10 couples, in particular order, that fall

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What We Can Learn from the 2020 Oscars

The 92nd Academy Awards promise a bright future for alternative storytelling, despite a lack of diversity still evident across the ceremony.  Words by Eliza Lourenço Parasite, from Korean director Bong Joon-ho, won the Best Picture category this year. The film is the first to do so as a foreign language feature.  The film’s win defies

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Birds of Prey Review: When It Works, It Really Works

Beloved villain Harley Quinn gets her own spin-off, proving there’s still fun in superhero flicks. Words by Eliza Lourenço | Minor spoilers Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) takes place after she and the Joker break up. The film catapults the audience into classic post-split antics with trademark Harley Quinn

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