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“What Gatsby?” A Discussion

June 2, 2013


Editors Matilda Dixon-Smith and Will Kay dive into all the CGI swoop shoots and Lana Del Rey remixes of Baz Luhrmann’s hotly anticipated “The Great Gatsby”.  Matilda Dixon-Smith: Will! So, we’ve just seen The Great Gatsby, and I think the best question to ask is this: how did you feel about Leonardo DiCaprio as the […]

Will Kay: Eurovision Song Contest 2013 by Category

May 23, 2013


Every year the Eurovision Song Contest never fails to entertain. While this year didn’t quite reach the heights of the previous few years, it did manage to deliver the mix of confusion, ironic pleasure and legitimate pleasure that is the hallmark of Eurovision. This year Eurovision was held in Malmo in Sweden after Sweden’s Loreen […]

Will Kay: Punk Met Ball Red Carpet Fashion

May 9, 2013


The Met Ball is the only red carpet worth watching. You might ask,”What about the Oscars?” My response is that this year’s Oscars red carpet had the most mediocre excuse for fashion ever. There was no personality, no excitement, it was as if everybody was too scared to make a mistake. Really what it brings […]

Will Kay: Tilda Swinton is a Captivating “Orlando”

April 25, 2013


Orlando (1992) is a mesmerisingly beautiful film. Based on Virginia Woolf’s novel of the same name, the story follows the life of Orlando over 400 years, two continents and two genders. While the story isn’t particularly well told, the themes and ideas of the story are successfully imparted. What really makes this film worth watching […]

Will Kay: The Breezy “Great British Sewing Bee”

April 10, 2013


The Great British Sewing Bee is most certainly both great and very British. It takes a little of the self-deprecating British humour and combines it with the archness of British critiques to produce what is a light and entertaining TV program. The Sewing Bee is a competition based reality TV where home-sewers from all around […]

Taxidermy “Immortalized” on Reality Television! by Will Kay

March 7, 2013


I am warning you, I am one of those weirdos who loves taxidermy (in my case especially insect mounts and aquatic animals). It comes from an interest in states of being and transition states (I was all about kinetics in Chemistry at school). So when a fellow YDE contributor Paul Burgess alerted me to a […]

Tehrangeles: Persian Paradise for the “Shahs of Sunset” by Will Kay

February 20, 2013


What separates Shahs of Sunset from other semi-scripted reality shows is that it focuses on a diaspora, the Persian diaspora of Los Angeles (aka Tehrangeles). In many ways this frames the struggles throughout the show; most of the cast are trying to reconcile their Persian heritage with living in the US. The fascinating parts are […]