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MUNA – MUNA

In their third album release, indie pop icons MUNA have gone self-titled. Since lead singer/songwriter Katie Gavin, guitarist/producer Naomi McPherson and guitarist Josette Maskin began making music together in college at USC, they’ve always embraced pain as a bedrock of longing and a part of growing up. This band doesn’t shy away from the sadness […]

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‘Ms Marvel’, Episode 1

Recently, we covered superhero heritage with our rrretrospective of 2012’s The Avengers , now a shocking TEN YEARS OLD. So, it only felt right that this month we cast our sights to the future of Marvel, with Disney+ mini series Ms Marvel.⁠Billed as a superhero story for the present day – set in Jersey and […]

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Arji’s Poetry Pickle Jar with Maia Elsner

In the words of its creator Arji Manuelpillai, this podcast “is a place where we pickle the poems you’ll love”. Each week, Arji and a guest poet take a poem of the guest’s choice, take it apart, put it back together again, analyse, open it up and hold the pieces up to the light. In […]

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rrramble retrospective: The Avengers (2012)

Reviewers, assemble! Believe it or not, it’s been 10 whole years since the release of The Avengers. In this month’s rrramble retrospective, we tasked 3 writers to re-watch all 2 hours 23 minutes of the OG 2012 film, to help answer the questions on everyone’s lips: Does it still hold up in 2022? Or could […]

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Harry’s House – Harry Styles

Come on now, you didn’t really think we were going to let this album release pass rrramble by, did you?⁠This week, we let 3 of our writers loose (including one who specifically told us that they are ‘not exactly a Styler’) to give their verdict on Harry’s latest musical offering, Harry’s House. Were they all […]

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Unfurl – Air Giants at Norwich and Norfolk Festival

‘Unfurl is a garden like no other. Nature, art and technology have combined to create something spectacular… The plants present different personalities with ever-shifting moods to discover… No two experiences of Unfurl are the same.’ Giant robot inflatable plants that respond to being poked and prodded? Sign me up, you might think! Or maybe it’s […]

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Retrain, Reduce, Recycle – Clap Back Club @ Brighton Fringe (2022)

In a Brighton Fringe special, three members of the rrramble core team braved the British summertime weather (read: torrential rain & thunderstorms) to watch feminist theatre collective Clap Back Club’s latest comedy cabaret, Retrain Reduce Recycle. What did they make of it? Read on to find out… (content warning: may contain noughties bangers, Boris and […]

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How to Spot a Banned Book

rrramble written by Isaac Holden. “Where they burn books, they will ultimately burn people as well” – Heinrich Heine, 1821  I have spent the last few months obsessed with banned books. My personal feelings and beliefs tell me to be scared of censorship, to raise my hackles whenever a new story about banned books crops […]

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rrramble retrospective: Spider-Man (2002)

This month, to honour the film’s 20th anniversary, we’re travelling back to the true nerd-boy-to-superhero era, with Tobey Maguire’s debut as Spiderman. So is this a case of rose-tinted glasses at the ready, or does the first spidery man to grace our screens hold up, all nostalgia aside? Read on to find out what our writers […]

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rrramble retrospective: Darling by Jackie Kay

The first iPhone graced the shelves. Rihanna blessed us with ‘Umbrella’. Gordon Brown became our Prime Minister. 2007 was a different time – but amongst all of that Jackie Kay’s Darling poetry collection was published. Kay is a renowned Scottish poet, playwright and lesbian icon. Darling contains many of the beloved poems from her previous […]