Issue 703 – February 2013
Mirren Gidda & Lauren Neal
FEDERICO BARNI will be writing a blog about how the worlds of science and design are coming together. Read his introductory post explaining this exciting new chapter in design here
In the latest post in her Pi Blog, ‘Hot and Bothered’, PHOEBE LEWIS explains what fracking actually is
TRIS ROGERS takes a look at the dramatic adventures of the concierge in Wes Anderson’s highly-anticipated film.
Wes Anderson has by now gathered such an ardent following that one need not be a particularly big fan in order to be familiar with his films, their themes, his core actors and, of course, his highly distinctive style. Chances are you’ve seen most of his films without even specifically seeking them out. In the light of his popularity it seems useful to discuss a new Anderson film in relation to previous ones, but …
HOLLY PHILIPPS rocks out to Hair, UCLU Musical Theatre Society’s Bloomsbury Theatre production,which is showing until Saturday evening.
Rating: ★★★★★ (5/5 stars)
Photography by Tirion Jenkins
The next performances of Hair, on Friday 7th March and Saturday 8th March, are set to be even bigger than the first.
Tickets can be brought here, or from Bloomsbury Theatre itself.
Before going to the opening show of Hair last night, I was told that it was no ordinary musical. From the production in the Bloomsbury Theatre last night, this most certainly seems to be the case.
The musical follows …
BEN MONTEITH claims that UCLU needs a President if it wants to reach its campaigning potential
MIMI LAUDNER discusses how well UCLU Drama Society portrays such “a hypnotic array of emotion” in their latest production, Blood Wedding.
Rating: ★★★☆☆ (3/5 stars)
Chilling music, ominous lighting and a woman slowly preparing oranges – the audience can guess that her moody slicing has more meaning than just the culinary. UCLU Drama Society’s ‘Blood Wedding’ launched us straight into a grief so consuming that the very existence of knives (domestic or not) served as a reminder of the morbid. The play doesn’t get much happier than that.
Despite the minimalist set, …
Katie Riley takes us through the thirteen best moments of Obama’s second term so far
HOLLY PHILIPPS takes at look at how this year’s candidates in the UCLU Spring Elections are getting themselves noticed
LIM QIAN HUI JESSIE shares with us the best cities and markets in Europe to spend the winter break
Mince pies, hot chocolate and mulled wine – the food and drink alone is reason enough to get excited about Christmas. Finally, it’s that time of the year again when we begin to draw up extensive Christmas wish lists and Winter Wonderland starts up in Hyde Park. With coffee cups having already turned to red and gingerbread lattes being offered in abundance, it’s definitely time to start making your Christmas holiday plans.
After years in development hell, U.S. singer-songwriter Sky Ferreira finally releases a full-length album, writes JORDAN ROWE