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…

All Quiet on the Theresa Front: Tories vs. Labour on LGBT policy

By Joey Parker Drawing by Livvy Mac If GCSE English taught me anything, it is that a comparison of two texts can reveal so much more than reading something in isolation. When one novel explores an issue in depth, and the other barely touches on it, you can infer a lot about the author and…

FIRST LOVE playlist

Playlist and words by Giannina Rodriguez Rico Art by Zia Larty-Healy The playlist I have compiled is an extension of one I created previously, carefully collected throughout my first serious relationship, and as I write them down I am left with the stinging sense of having once been loved. It is suffused with the gems that…

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…

COVER STAR: An interview with Dylan the Gypsy

Our cover star of PHC Print Vol. 1 is Dylan the Gypsy, an actress and DJ living in Brooklyn NY. She describes herself as a half Ethiopian, half American Muslim. She took a break from being a drop dead gorgeous powerhouse to answer a few questions for us. What does music mean to you? It’s…