A Place for Poetry in the Digital Age

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Source: Wikimedia Commons

The power of words exists in their resonance; that is, their ability to be chained together into a product that is greater than the sum of its parts, encapsulating feelings previously intangible. The poetic titan Robert Frost accurately wrote “poetry is when an emotion has found its thought, and the thought has found words.”  As… Continue Reading ➤

Art and Revolution in Cuba: An International Perspective

Havana. Source: Flickr, Pedro Szekely.

Havana is a paradise for artists and art lovers. Creative pursuits are at the centre of life in the city, formally and informally. Art abounds: government-run museums and art collectives sit amongst privately-owned boutiques selling handmade crafts. The prestigious Havana International Film Festival attracts filmmakers from around the world, with moviegoers willingly enduring queues of… Continue Reading ➤

The future of journalism – an interview with Farrah Storr

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Farrah Storr is the editor of ‘Cosmopolitan’ (UK) and author of ‘The Discomfort Zone: How To Get What You Want by Living Fearlessly’ Farrah Storr is an authoritative name in women’s journalism. In 2017, she was named one of the thousand most powerful people in the UK. She was one of only seven BAME women… Continue Reading ➤

What is Alt-Right Culture? From Marinetti to 4chan

Umberto Boccioni, Charge of the Lancers, 1916. Source: Wikimedia Commons

**Content Warning: Discussion of racism and anti-Semitism as well as some mention of terrorism and Nazism** The far right in the United Kingdom grew primarily from Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists of the 1930s which was banned during WW2, but its roots stretch back further. [1] It was also present in the earlier ‘radical right’,… Continue Reading ➤

#MeToo: A success or a failure? An interview with Ella Whelan

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Ella Whelan is the author of ‘What Women Want: Fun, Freedom and an End to Feminism’ and assistant editor at Spiked. Whether it’s #Resist or #MAGA, viral movements seem to generate support and hate in equal measure. #MeToo has been no exception. It has opened a conversation which for many is long overdue. How do… Continue Reading ➤

Loyle Carner and ‘Sad Boy’ Rap

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The Globalist spoke to Loyle Carner at the Union in March. Interview by Lucía Keijer-Palau, words by Josiah Gogarty.  Given the relatively narrow set of questions about ‘influences’ and ‘creativity’ popular musicians tend to be asked in most press interviews, a perceived novelty in their public image can lead to the opposite extreme, with each… Continue Reading ➤

FEMEN’s Inna Shevchenko: We took our bodies and made them into instruments of feminism

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Tucked away in plain sight just walking distance from Saint-Germain-des-Prés stands the cosy, mahogany-kissed Café Bonaparte. Just like its immediate vicinity – once the nucleus of French intellectual thought, frequented regularly by the likes of Jean-Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Ernest Hemingway, and, in distant, former times, grand Encyclopédistes such as Voltaire – the café… Continue Reading ➤

Storm in a Samovar: The Unlikely Wonders of Russian Revolutionary Porcelain

Plate with Suprematist Composition by Kasimir Malevich, (1923). Photo © The Petr Aven Collection.

Pyotr Aven, whose porcelain formed part of an acclaimed exhibition at the Royal Academy last year, came to Cambridge last month to speak about his collection publicly for the first time.  Of all the words in the English language that have ever been paired with ‘revolutionary’, it is hard to think of one more deadeningly prosaic than… Continue Reading ➤

Pizza and marinières: Galerie Vivienne welcomes Giesbert’s Da Roco

Across the street from the historic Richelieu site of what is now the National Library of France stands an entrance to Galerie Vivienne, one of the famed covered passages of Paris. The shopping arcade was built in 1823 as Galerie Marchoux (inaugurated in 1826 and renamed Vivienne shortly thereafter) in a neoclassical Pompeian style according… Continue Reading ➤