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Culture Comforts: Grease

As an exchange student, I have not had the chance to see family and friends from home in quite a while. While I usually do not get homesick too quickly, a rainy Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago suddenly made me miss home a little bit more. Snuggled up in bed, I decided it was time for Grease.  I still remember how shocked my sister and … Continue reading Culture Comforts: Grease

Culture Comforts: Desert Island Discs

It may seem as though I’ve been living in a box or I’ve become middle-aged as a result of lockdown, but since Christmas I’ve been obsessed with Desert Island Discs. For the uniniated, Desert Island Discs is a radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4. It is currently hosted by Lauren Laverne. It was first broadcast on the BBC Radio Forces Programme in January 1942 … Continue reading Culture Comforts: Desert Island Discs

My Culture Comforts: 10 Things I Hate About You

I think we all have that one film which we gravitate towards in times of anxiety and stress. As a film student, I am burdened with a sense of shame when it comes to enjoying “bad” films. 10 Things I Hate About You (1999) is in no way a bad film, but it’s definitely no Citizen Kane (1941). Today, I reject shame. Whenever I feel … Continue reading My Culture Comforts: 10 Things I Hate About You

My Culture Comforts: Peter Kay’s Car Share

Re-watching comedies is one of my favourite things to do and days in lockdown have been spent happily returning to the worlds of The League of Gentlemen, Outnumbered and Stath Lets Flats, to name a few. I have particularly enjoyed re-watching (for the hundredth time) Peter Kay’s Car Share, after all 12 episodes became available on BBC iPlayer a few weeks ago. It has been … Continue reading My Culture Comforts: Peter Kay’s Car Share