REVOLTING PEASANTS

By Oleksandra Levina “This March the Russian Revolution is going to celebrate its 100th anniversary. One hundred years ago Russia was shaken by a series of revolutions, which lead to an end of the Tsarist Rule.” Revolution: Russian Art 1917-1932 is an exhibition held at the Royal Academy of Arts. It explores one of the…

MAY THE FORTIETH BE WITH YOU

By Oleksandra Levina “A long time ago in the galaxy far far away, George Lucas created Star Wars. This April the world is going to celebrate its 40th anniversary.” The main celebration is going to take place in Orlando, USA. From Thursday, 13th to Sunday, 16th of April, the Exhibition Hall is going to offer…

TEASER: TRUMP, TWEETER IN CHIEF

By Julia Milet Twitter was the dominating battlefield between the new US President and Hillary clin- ton during the election. But to what extent can social media influence the public?   Music credits: Full House – Theme Song The Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump face-off was labelled the Twitter general election due to the record…

FEMINISM AND MEDIA AT TATE ★★

By Sixtine Marion Tate Modern fails to move its public into the feminist movement, and gives the impression it was just a room to fill. When you walk into Feminism and media at the Tate Modern you see art showing only women in a very small room. The lack of harmony between the different artwork, and…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DISNEY PARIS

By Sixtine Marion Disneyland Paris is celebrating its 25th anniversary next month. It’s the most visited destination in Europe, attracting 14.8 million tourists in 2015. That popularity is in spite of the fact that Disney movies can be very politically incorrect and spread messages clashing with the 21st century’s cultural vision of the world. Women nowadays…

GENDER EQUALITY IN FILM

By Chloe Darnaud The film industry has a big gender inequality issue around the world. A study from Center for the Study of Women in Television and Film found that in 2015-16, 79 per cent of films featured casts with more male than female characters.  The problem is both on screen and behind the scenes, where most…

DESIGNATE A SURVIVOR ★★★★

By Karina Andrianova Imagine the Capitol is blown up and the less experienced person is the only one who can fix it.    After a massive explosion at the Capitol, low-level White House cabinet member becomes new president of the United States. Ordinary guy Adam Kirkman (Kiefer Sutherland) used to be the Housing and Urban…

TEASER: GET AWAY WITH ART

By Karina Andrianova Be Banksy or be arrested. Watch your back or hide in Shoreditch because street art is a fast track to jail in Britain.  While Banksy makes millions selling his pieces, many young street artists are awaiting a court’s decision for expressing themselves in the exact same way. So, is street art a…

POWER WOMAN

By Karina Andrianova On 8 March International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide. The day is a significant reminder of women’s rights around the world. In the beginning of the twentieth century the celebration started as a symbol of anti-sexism and anti-discrimination. Modern society has different views on the equality. Many female celebrities stand out to…

PADRE DELLA POP ART

By Karina Andrianova Eduardo Paolozzi’s exhibition is now on at the Whitechapel Gallery, London. Until 14 May visitors can see over 250 works including screen prints, collages and sculptures by the ‘Godfather’ of Pop Art. The artist, who would have turned 93 this March, is famous for transforming British post-war art. He was a co-founder…

VOTE 2PAC 4 PREZ

By Julia Milet  Murdered rapper Tupac Shakur is the subject of a new biopic to be released in June on what would have been his 46th birthday. All Eyez On Me by Benny Boom will cover his controversial joint careers as a rapper and producer, two decades after he was gunned down in Las Vegas….

CHRISTINE LIVE SUICIDE ★★★★

By Julia Milet  Antonio Campos, in his upcoming film, narrates the unknown story of Christine Chubbuck, a TV presenter who took her life on live television in 1974.  In keeping with Channel 40’s policy of bringing you the latest in blood and guts — and in living colour — you’re going to see another first:…