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The life-sucking vampire: exams and the logic of capitalism

Elena Rotzokou makes the case against exams as a mode of assessment, pointing towards their arbitrariness as well as the negative impacts of their all-or-nothing nature. Rotzokou claims that the unhealthy logic of exams cannot be disentangled from capitalist and neoliberal thinking.

Main Character Syndrome

"The library is as much an opportunity to look sexy and mysterious, couched in panelled oak and dim lighting, as it is a place for reluctant study."

We must dig the grave of digital capitalism

"How much of your actual engagement with the world is little more than parenthesis in a day otherwise spent being fired around the same feedback loops of instant gratification, or the same perfecting of yourself as a marketable digital commodity?"

21st Century Midas

"‘Look, you have drunk £3.15. You fool, that’s £3.15 you’ve eaten.’ Clink, the cup on the saucer, the coins sliding down my throat."

On First Looking into Rupi Kaur’s ‘Home Body’

'bricolage applause as spoken word verses raining down like stardust'

The Court Painter: The Exclusivity of the ‘Popular’ Artist

For the casual modern art admirer, it might initially be difficult to comprehend the business of art in the 17th-century; a time in which...

Oxford to receive £150 million donation from former chair of Trump strategy forum

Stephen Schwarzman has been described as "the epitome of American capitalism"

The decline of Wonderland: festive fun or Christmas consumerism?

"Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland has become a behemoth, logistically impossible and perhaps overhyped extortionate vehicle of money wasting and consumerism."

London Pride: Commercialised

This year London Pride coincided with the day England beat Sweden in the quarter finals of the World Cup. The pubs of Soho filled...

Yes, religion has a place in politics

Iris Kaye-Smith argues for genuine religious conviction in politics, not Jacob Rees-Mogg's cynical cherry-picking

Warhol and the importance of social exchange

Mia Neafcy explores the notion of consumerism in American capitalist society

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