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Liam Taft
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Assistant Arts and Theatre Editor for The National Student, Film Editor for KettleMag, and English Literature student at the University of Birmingham. Interests include queer cinema, poetry, art, theatre, and LGBTQ+ issues.
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She is one of the best spoken word poets of her generation.

Friday Poem: Kate Tempest – Hold Your Own

She is one of the best spoken word poets of her generation.

The artist, medium, and botanist was only recently made popular.

Invisible art: rediscovering the work of Hilma af Klint

The artist, medium, and botanist was only recently made popular.

NOISE, from emerging director Thomas Moran, is an experimental and daring piece of fringe theatre.

Review: NOISE @ Old Rep Theatre, Birmingham

NOISE, from emerging director Thomas Moran, is an experimental and daring piece of fringe theatre.

We spoke to Thomas Moran about uni, accessibility, and LGBTQ+ youth.

Meet the director bringing accessible LGBTQ+ narratives to regional theatre

We spoke to Thomas Moran about uni, accessibility, and LGBTQ+ youth.

Atwood's poetry is even more dazzling than her prose.

Friday Poem: Margaret Atwood - This Is A Photograph Of Me

Atwood's poetry is even more dazzling than her prose.

He allegedly beat her two days before the miscarriage of their child.

New letters from Sylvia Plath reveal the extent of Ted Hughes’s abuse

He allegedly beat her two days before the miscarriage of their child.

New series aims to capture the queer experience.

The National Theatre announces new LGBTQ+ programme

New series aims to capture the queer experience.

Turkish artist Zehra Doğan has been imprisoned for over two years after her art was identified as terrorist propaganda.

This Turkish artist’s imprisonment is an attack on artistic expression

Turkish artist Zehra Doğan has been imprisoned for over two years after her art was identified as terrorist propaganda.

The long awaited trailer has a real Stranger Things vibe about it.

Stephen King’s It has a new trailer – and it's seriously terrifying

The long awaited trailer has a real Stranger Things vibe about it.

Trump has blocked proposals made by LGBTQ+ groups.

LGBTQ+ people will not be recognised in the 2020 US census

Trump has blocked proposals made by LGBTQ+ groups.

It will completely change the way students view the world.

Boston schools replace old maps with a newer, more accurate version

It will completely change the way students view the world.

Think you have a great gaydar? Think again.

A new study debunks the ‘gaydar’ myth

Think you have a great gaydar? Think again.

BFI Flare is at BFI Southbank from 16-26 March.

Your guide to the UK's biggest LGBTQ+ film festival

BFI Flare is at BFI Southbank from 16-26 March.

A confident, smart, and punchy new mixtape.

Album Review: Charli XCX - Number 1 Angel

A confident, smart, and punchy new mixtape.

The actor's comments have sparked important conversations about diversity in the film industry.

Samuel L Jackson sparks heated debate about British actors taking on African-American roles

The actor's comments have sparked important conversations about diversity in the film industry.

The indie trio has returned with the help of Wolf Alice’s Ellie Roswell.

Hear This: Alt-J – 3WW

The indie trio has returned with the help of Wolf Alice’s Ellie Roswell.

The reviews website has made a powerful statement of inclusion.

Yelp introduces gender-neutral bathroom finder

The reviews website has made a powerful statement of inclusion.

After an excruciating wait, Lorde is back with her big, bright, and beautiful new single.

Hear This: Lorde – Green Light

After an excruciating wait, Lorde is back with her big, bright, and beautiful new single.

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