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Behind the Scenes of Lame Duck Congress

A is a Boshemia columnist writing about their experiences working behind the scenes at the US Capitol. Photograph via Politico.   Dear reader, When last we spoke, the midterm elections were looming with an intensity that caused everyone to speculate on the veracity of claims made in the Book of Revelation. Yet we’ve made it…

The ‘Incomplete’ Family: A Short Symposium

Boshemia columnist Ropa is in conversation with her two housemates about their experiences of growing up in single-parent households. Isabel sips her hot chocolate while Diana eats toast. ‘Are you gonna use our names in it then?’ Diana asks. ‘I’ll use different names.’ I reassure her. I place the recorder in the middle of us…

Film Review: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Columnist Alex Nolan gives his take on Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. 5/5 lipsticks ___________ Go and see this film! It’s just what we all need –  especially if you’re stressed out because of the holidays. This film is the perfect anodyne. It starts with Peter Parker giving us the Spidey origin rundown we’re all aware of…

In Defence of Emojis

This article originally appeared in Boshemia Magazine Issue 02: The Sublime, authored by L. Buy your copy at our online shop! According to Oxford Dictionaries, an emoji is “a small digital image or icon used to express an idea or emotion in electronic communication”; the term ‘emoji’ is a loanword from Japanese, and comes from…

Toots & Boots // Mrs Maisel, Christmas Crapitalism & Spiderman

Mrs Maisel causes a staff stir, Netflix brings us yet another teen movie success, and Brexit negotiations were too damn much this week! Find out what the team have been loving and hating in another instalment of Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 The Marvellous Mrs Maisel Season 2 of Marvellous Mrs Maisel was delightful as ever. Feminist…

Art + Feminism // Wikipedia, Representation & Art

Can you name five women artists? Off the top of your head, no Googling or asking a friend. Put that smartphone away, please. No cheating. Take a minute. It is okay if their names do not fly to the forefront of your mind immediately. I’ll wait. If you can name five women artists, go ahead…

Sometimes, I Don’t Feel Anything

cw; mental health, depression Two paper bags on my floor, several errant socks and a pile of clothes at the end of the bed (and spilling out of the washing basket). Dinner was a prepacked sandwich and two bars of chocolate. I think it’s been over a month since I called home. It’s been worse…

A Semi Reverent List of Oscar Host Suggestions

Happy Oscar Season, Gays (and pretentious straights)! With the release of the Golden Globe nominations and the general little gold man smell in the air, I’m sure we’re all counting down the minutes for us all to waste 6 hours to see Gaga’s gracious-but-disappointed-with-the-loss-face (I’m sure it’ll be stunning). But wait, what’s that I see…

We Were Not in Love

Gail Webb wrote this poem during Boshemia’s Made-in-a-Day Zine workshop with Dizzy Ink. The theme of the zine was Nostalgia. Look for more of her poetry in the upcoming ORIGINS issue of Boshemia Magazine.    WE WERE NOT IN LOVE We were not in love  Though we listened to 10cc Day after day it gave…

Toots & Boots // Michelle Obama, Black Friday and Christmas rom-coms

Michelle Obama discusses her memoir with Oprah, Vanessa Hudgens does a Lindsey Lohan (not the messy version), and Boshemia reflects on the morality of American holidays – all in this week’s Toots & Boots. TOOTS 🎉 @Askapoc This instagram account is described as a ‘safe space for Non POC to ask questions to a community of…