Review of I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson, the critically acclaimed author of The Sky is Everywhere, will give you more than just the sun. On top of warming you from the inside out, it will give you a whole new perspective on life and romance.

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Top five pieces from the Freize and the Freize Masters

Staff Writer Izzy Harris

The Frieze Art Fair takes place during the first weekend of October in Regent’s Park each year. Having never been before,  I had my sights set on attending the renowned contemporary and modern art fair, as well as its traditional pre-20th-Century companion exhibition, Frieze Masters, in the hopes of understanding what about Frieze draws the attention of anyone ranging from art analysts to civilians like me. After spending a day at this year’s Frieze and Frieze Masters, I’ve narrowed it down to five pieces from both exhibits that will stay with me long after the temporary tents are removed from Regent’s Park for another year.

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Teacher book recommendations for Teen Book Week

Staff Writer Allegra Albanese

In celebration of Teen Book Week, which is taking place between October 7-13, high school teachers explain their favorite books and how it changed their perspective.

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Review of Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up

Editor-in-Chief Ananya Prakash

Before I begin my review of Frida Kahlo: Making Her Self Up, an exhibition on Frida Kahlo’s life and art, I feel it necessary to provide some context. To be completely candid, I probably am the least qualified person to give this review. Although I find myself frequently visiting art exhibitions and installations around London, I am quite possibly as far from an art critic as one can get. However, what I lack in skill or professional analysis, I will try to make up with passion and honesty. This layman review may be just what you are looking for: devoid of allusions and extended metaphors when referencing the color red.

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The Standard reviews: My Heart And Other Black Holes

Sara Short Staff Writer 

Content Warning: mentions of suicide

One of the most heartbreaking quotes from My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga describes how depression feels to someone who is dealing with it: “What people never understand is that depression isn’t about the outside; it’s about the inside. Something inside me is wrong. Sure, there are things in my life that make me feel alone, but nothing makes me feel more isolated and terrified than my own voice in my head.” Continue reading “The Standard reviews: My Heart And Other Black Holes”