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360 Issues over 33 years: A reflection on our past & the power of the visual arts

They say nothing lasts forever; dreams change, trends come and go, but Epigram never goes out of style
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Dressing for confidence!

Ben Carpenter talks about his experiences of discovering how to dress with confidence, through embracing his own unique style in Bristol’s alternative fashion scene.
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Kristen Stewart shines as The People's Princess in Spencer

In donning the feathered shag and delicate accent, Kristen Stewart marks her territory as Hollywood's underrated gem and steps out of the (twi)light and into Diana’s darkest Christmas at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate
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Opinion | The anonymity of Bristruths is a positive feature of the platform

It seems to me that people either crave or reject anonymity, the marmite of social constructs one might say. Anonymity is simultaneously tied to innocence, and a retainment of privacy in light of something negative.
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What to watch when you’re homesick

From road trips to high school to the coast of Spain, sit back and relax to these five lovely films full of warmth, charm and most importantly laughter that have helped keep me smiling through the years.
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Opinion | The treatment of women in the media needs to change

The media often makes a point of building women up, praising them, yet sometimes has been known to turn on them with little to no evidence – and in this, the noughties proved truly vicious.
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Five films about the HIV/AIDS crisis to watch this LGBTQ+ History Month

LGBTQ+ History Month means something different to each member of the community. For me, I feel an obligation to understand and respect those lost in the AIDS pandemic that tore through our community less than 40 years ago, the effects of which are still seen today.
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