Frida Kahlo: the stare that has captivated the world for decades

By Gabbie Lynch Artwork by Ton Peelen The name elicits the same reaction as it did when she was alive and painting over sixty years ago. The world is screaming for Frida Kahlo; the flamboyant Mexican artist with the infamous strong brow and harrowing stare. She is a fashion icon, a face often adopted by…

Full Moon: Tunes for the twilight hours

By Charlie Ponzio Art by Bella Spencer The night has an inherent mysticism to it, and perhaps a tinge of loneliness. Historically, the moon has been associated with female energy due to its cyclical and regenerative nature. Under the moon’s luminescence lovers meet, witches have their sabbath, and debauchery becomes acceptable under the dark of…

PlathoesCave Podcast: Hazy Jazz+

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. This week, an interview with Jacob Allen aka Puma Blue, a South London crooner bringing hazy jazz onto the scene. Along with some jazz, hip-hop/rap, electronic and a Lauryn Hill track hand-picked by Giannina’s mum.  Bought to you by Giannina, a dedicated Missy Elliot…

Bernie Sanders and a Beer: A Lesson on Improving the Country

Art and Words by Harriet Speed In many ways I know that I am incredibly privileged: I am white, British, and reasonably well educated. But this week I had an experience that furthered my awareness of just how privileged I in fact am. I study furniture design and making at a small college in Oxford…

PlathoesCave Podcasts: Female Powerhouses

Groovy tunes and groovy people: weekly interviews with artists, creatives and funky people. This week, an interview with Luisa Gerstein, the creator of Deep Throat Choir (an all-female singing collective formed in 2013) along with a healthy serving of RNB/hip hop, reggae and disco to get you dancing. Brought to you by the ever-talented Giannina…

React to it at your Leisure: A Review of Daniel Romano’s Modern Pressure

Words by James Shakeshaft Art by Pearl Thompson Photos courtesy of New West Records In a world filled with fickle fads and a sometimes disposable popular culture, I find myself constantly seeking something that truly resonates with me. Which is why I was so elated to come across Canada’s Daniel Romano, one of our generations…

Say it Like you Meme it: The role of memes in politics

By Bella Spencer Long gone are the days when you had to wait for your dog to grab the newspaper from the harassed postman in order to stay up to date with current affairs. We are a generation informed by memes starring your favourite doggo rather than columns of facts in black and white print. With…