Home Bake Box: Lemon Polenta Cake

A straight forward recipe for a lemon polenta cake from Home Bake Box, made and reviewed by Razz Magazine, the university of Exeter’s arts & lifestyle magazine.

Notes on Netflix: Good Kids

From the same producers as American Pie, Good Kids is lighthearted and funny, the perfect film for dreaming ahead to your summer after graduation.

Home Bake Box: Rose and Raspberry Gateau

This month’s home bake box had a decidedly valentine’s theme (a cute pastel pink cake sprinkled with raspberries and infused with rosewater notes). Deemed a ‘posh Victoria sandwich’ it’s definitely worth adding to your list of recipes, creating a fruity and rich sponge cake.

Notes on Netflix: The Final Girls

The Final Girls – Todd Strauss-Schulson, 2015, 15 Netflix rates it: 5/5 I rate it: 5/5 Strauss-Schulson’s The Final Girls opens with a clip of cheesy 80s slasher film Camp Bloodbath being watched by the leading actress’ daughter Max (Taissa Farmiga), as her mother (Malin Åkerman) attends an audition. After witnessing her mother’s death in…

Notes on Netflix: Ashby

Kathi Bundy reviews Ashby, a lighthearted comedy directed by Tony McNamara in 2015. She finds it deserves the 4 star rating given on Netflix.

Bake Box: Skillet Cookies, Recipe and Review

In case you didn’t already know, December 4th is National Cookie Day. What better day to launch a new series of blog posts about baking, than today? It all started when my housemates bought me a subscription to the Home Bake Box for my 21st birthday a few weeks ago. I thought it would be…

Notes on Netflix: X + Y

Kathi Bundy reviews X+Y directed by Morgan Matthews, 2014 in her column Notes on Netflix.

Musings on Menswear #2

For many years the fashion industry has been dominated by the influences of Western culture. The four cities known as the fashion capitals of the western world: London, Milan, Paris and New York exclude all other continents like Asia, Africa from mainstream fashion. However, recently influences from other cultures have grown in popularity. Most notably, styles…

Musings On Menswear #1

My name’s Jonny McKinnell, I’m a 3rd year English with Film student and this term I’m starting a column about all things related to men’s style. That could mean anything from an analysis of the latest trends in menswear, a review of a certain designer’s take on male fashion and how you can emulate that…

Another Book Bites the Dust: The Goldfinch

This week’s read was a very long novel; the paperback copy I read has 864 pages. The Goldfinch was written by Donna Tartt and published in 2013, yet it had always been one I wanted to read. The length of the book has put me off for many years and I haven’t read anything of…

Another Book Bites the Dust

This week I’m back, although slightly later than normal, sorry about that! This is a review of one of my summer reads, a rather disturbing psychological thriller from Julia Heaberlin. The book was published by Penguin in July last year and has received a lot of praise from critics and media outlets since then, even…

Another Book Bites the Dust

This week I’m reviewing The Tea Planter’s Wife by Dinah Jefferies, the Number One Sunday Times Best Seller in 2015. I’ve been meaning to read this for almost a year now and fortunately it didn’t disappoint.  The one thing that stood out to me was how similar the basic plot is to Daphne du Maurier’s…