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…

Never Mind Strength and Stability: The Progress of Brexit

By Charlie Smith Artwork by Louis Byrne This article is part of our UNKNOWN series. Next piece to be published on 4th December. Brexit. That old chestnut. Its name is now familiar, but its progress is slow. There are many things to sort out concerning the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, yet recently negotiations…

UNKNOWN: The Quantum Physics of Uncertainty

Words by Sanjana Varghese Art by Rubyanna Edwards This article is part of our UNKNOWN series. Next piece to be published on Friday 1st December. Quantum mechanics, despite how radically it’s revolutionised the modern world, is still somewhat mysterious. As far as frameworks to guide a personal journey, it remains very unintuitive. I found Carlo Rovelli’s…

The £37 Feminist Punk Prayer For An (il)Liberal World

Words by Catriona Morton Art by Alice Clark TW: Domestic Abuse Pussy Riot – a household name. The feminist-anarchist-punk-protest group employ public protests and viral videos to advocate both gender equality and rights for the LGBT(and Q+?) community in Russia. Their primary goal is trying to dismantle their countries orthodox, exclusionary values along with it’s…

Sam Smith, Let the Bellyache Begin

By Steve Drayton (Qualified old fart) Art by Lauren Halls I know it’s traditional for an older gentleman to rail against the outpourings of the musical youth, and really, I am far enough away from its target audience that I shouldn’t really make complaint. It would be demeaning for a man of my advanced years. However,…

Module 4.2.1:What The F*ck Kind Of Place is This?

Words By Holly Thicknes Art by Holly Temple My main coping mechanism when feeling depressed about how perverse politics in this country was, for a long time, sarcasm. The reaction was born during my time at university, when I took a module called Devolutionary British Fiction. We read George Orwell and Monica Ali; Martin Amis…

WE NEED YOU: The ‘unknown’ series

… Here’s something to perk you up as the icy winter approaches … Plathoes Cave is organising a series of articles surrounding the theme ‘UNKNOWN’. This is for you to interpret as you wish; it could be simply introducing our readers to anyone from an artist or poet to a filmmaker or comedian who is…

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…