Girl: Mary Elisabeth Winstead

“YOU DON’T have to play masculine to be a strong woman.” is some sort of a motto for Mary Elisabeth Winstead. Based on her filmography at least. Although fans of horror films might… Continue reading

Crisis in Ukraine: The Significance of Vladimir Putin

Joseph Stalin, Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev … and now Vladimir Putin. How important is Putin in fuelling the crisis in Ukraine and Crimea? How has his political image structured the contemporary Russia? How… Continue reading

Referendum in Crimea: Was Crimean Referendum a democratic statement or a democratic sham?

Before the final results of the Crimean referendum were announced, people were already starting to celebrate Crimea’s reconsolidation with Moscow and the Russian Federation. The final verdict confirmed all previous predictions and polls.… Continue reading

Crisis in Ukraine: What led to the conflict between Ukraine and Russia?

Why is Crimea part of Ukraine? In 1954, First Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union Nikita Khrushchev transferred Crimea as a gift to the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. At that… Continue reading

Crisis In Ukraine: Ukrainian views on the atmosphere in Ukraine

After becoming a semi presidential republic and subsequently dissolving the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine Soviet Socialist Republic became an Independent Ukraine, now – 23 years later – the country and its citizens… Continue reading

Fandoms: Childhood into Adulthood

Music. Artists. Fans. Fandoms change, develop and finally grow up. Jakub Szweda has talked to old fans of McFly and Busted (now known as McBusted) and their opinions about fandoms. Both McFly and… Continue reading

Review: Metronomy ‘Love Letters’

Release Date: March 10th, 2014 The quintessentially English, modern pop act Metronomy has introduced itself to the music industry in 1999 and since then has released three studio albums. If you ever listened… Continue reading

Scam targets Midland Air Ambulance charity

CALLOUS crooks have targeted the Midland Air Ambulance charity in a scam which is potentially costing it thousands of much-needed pounds. Conmen pretending to represent the lifesaving service have delivered leaflets to homes in… Continue reading

Brits seeking festive escapes to Birmingham

BIRMINGHAM is the fastest growing destination for British tourists during Christmas and New Year’s Eve for 2013-14, revealed in their newest report. Bookings to Birmingham have increased by a staggering 118% for the festive… Continue reading

The 2013 Grammy Awards

The music’s biggest night took place in Los Angeles at the Staples Center, hosted for the second year running by LL Cool J, with The Black Keys, Kanye West, Gotye and Dan Auerbach… Continue reading