Gabriella Cohen, Full Closure and No Details: An Album Review

Words and Interview by Bella Spencer From the first ‘Ah’ of Gabriella Cohen’s new album- Full Closure and No Details– you’re soothed by the rhythms and transfixed by the ‘who does that sound like?’ feeling. There are echoes of many artists throughout the 10 songs – from Courtney Barnett (Cohen also hails from the Pacific)…

On Moonlight and Stormzy: Acknowledging racial prejudice

By Tomiwa Folorunso Artwork by Trin Wideman I am Tomiwa, 21, Scottish by birth, my parents are Nigerian and I’m black. I like brunch and I’m partial to a good gin and tonic. I consider myself a feminist, a socialist and pretty liberal. Have I proved myself as a classic millennial? I’ll just make one…

Trumping: The unsettling rhetoric of ‘winning’

By Josephine Wideman Artwork by Ana Ovilo I am somewhere on the fringes of Toulouse, two days before the election. In the feral sunrise of a sleepless, psychedelics-fueled night, standing with moss squished between bare toes and two heavy silver balls scooped in clammy palms. November sun shines on our wired bodies with unseasonal warmth,…

A Hole in the Head: The Serendipity of Losing Your Mind

Words by Bella Spencer Art by Harrison Buchanan The year was 1848, and the accepted dogma of neuroscience was Phrenology- the idea that the shape of the skull correlated to character and mental ability. However, on the the 3rd of September a horrific accident altered the understanding of neuroscience forever. During a routine procedure to…

A Period Drama: Why we need to start talking openly about menstruation

Written by Heather Walswalchdevries Art by Elena Chabbi “I might shower tonight,” I told my friend and colleague Scott. “Whoa, is that time of the month again?!” He replied, referring to the ongoing joke that my sense of hygiene is severely underdeveloped, and that if I was a Sim the little thing above my head would…