Year Abroad: The Ultimate Unknown

Words by Jemima Skala Art by Ana Ovilo This article is part of the ‘UNKNOWN’ series. Next piece to be published on the 6th December. The unknown. That dreaded open space that stretches out before you, a horrendously blank canvas that you are painfully aware that you must paint with your experiences, whatever they turn…

CLUB CULTURE: An Ode To the Sesh

Words by Jemima Skala Art by Amelia Dearing Nothing sums up escapism more than clubbing. To paraphrase Samantha Fu, it’s the drugs, dirty dancing, and pounding techno music that allow us to shed our troubles along with our beige work clothes and slip into something more comfortable for the weekend. Club culture and nightlife has…

This is Liquid Music: JellySkin Album Review

JellySkin are a Leeds based duo. Harry Whitehead reviewed their new EP then we gave them (Zia and Will) the Spanish Inquisition.  This is liquid music. The voice floats in a great pool of synth, buffeted by waves of fuzz and static. Merpeople songs, coming from deep under the sea. The mind finds itself resting…

PLATHOES CAVE PRINT ISSUE VOL. 1: NOW AVAILABLE

If you’re part of our community, you’ll have heard us harping on about our first print issue by now. We recently held our launch party in London (featuring drag fortune telling, short films provided by Girls on Film  and performance by REV). For those who weren’t able to get hold of your own copy there, we’re selling…

Women’s Health is a Women’s Rights Issue

Words by Ariane Bouché Art (untitled) by Julia Oborne TW: Rape, sexual abuse, birth control Birth control has caused me bleeding for weeks at a time, severe cystic acne and mood swings. I was not even warned of these consequences. Health care officials are so set on having us graduate childless that they are ready to…

The Ins and Outs of Instagram

Instagram came onto the scene several years ago now, and has grown at a record rate since its inception, with 40 million photos uploaded every day. That’s a hell of a lot of people cropping, filtering, sharing and documenting their run-of-the-mill meals, mates and dates. But herein lies the magic of Instagram. Thursday isn’t just…

(This is not a) Book Review: The Bridges of Madison County

Today I found myself sat in Nashville, Tennessee with a broken truck and a boyfriend working in LA. The sun was shining and the humidity was low which doesn’t happen often in a Tennessee summer. I wasn’t sure my brain cells could endure another Netflix session watching endless episodes of Hart of Dixie (great show…

Philosophy Drop-out Vs. University Advocate

Tell me why…  you left university? Joseph Parker, 19 In one of my first philosophy lectures I remember reading ‘what was Kant smoking when he wrote this?’ and thinking lol my philosophy teachers are pure banter-gods, marijuana ya boy !! 420 live it!!! I soon realised how untrue this was. Lecturers are dead inside. Case…