Editor’s Monthly Picks

UntitledBy Abi Donoghue – Culture Editor

TV- Great British Bake Off

This is undoubtedly my favourite time of year. The moment Mary Berry is back on my tv screen, everything gets a little bit better. I’m convinced there are only two types of people in the UK; those who like The Great British Bake Off, and those who are liars. Who doesn’t want to watch a gang of brits baking for Berry whilst getting ready for Evoque Wednesdays?

Film- Spy

Spy is one of the funniest films I have seen in a long time and is set to be released on DVD 29th September. Melissa McCarthy is yet to anything bad and Jason Statham plays his stereotypical character with a twist hilariously well. It’s definitely worth a watch.

Music-The Sound of Silence- Disturbed

When I first saw that Disturbed had done a cover of this song I was concerned. It’s a completely different style of song to their usual and I have always loved ‘The Sound of Silence’ and Simon and Garfunkel. However, having listened to it, I love it. David Draiman does a beautiful job of adding a new layer of emotion to the song and I’m obsessed. Everyone needs to listen to it now!

Books- Invisible Monsters- Chuck Palahniuk

I’m throwing it back with this one. Invisible monsters was released in September of 1999 and will always be my favorite book. I can read it over and over again and still feel the same intense emotions I did the first time. Chuck Paluhniuk is on outstanding writer, who has never failed, in my eyes, at producing beautiful novels. Invisible Monsters tells the tale of a model who suffers an accident, leaving her a ‘monster’. Despite how it sounds, it is far from cliché and never fails to shock as you follow the twists and turns of this revenge filled novel.

My words will never do it justice. I can only urge you to read this book. It will change you, I promise.

Technology- App- Straight Outta Generator

I spend far too much time on this app. It basically just allows you to change the ‘Compton’ in the ‘Straight Outta Compton’ logo into anything you want. So simple, but so great.

Theatre- Les Mis

In honour of Kyle Jean-Baptiste, the Broadway Jean Val-Jean, who tragically passed away late August, this month my theatre pick is Les Miserables. It’s a beautiful show made perfect by it’s beautiful music score. Every time I hear the soundtrack I get chills, and there is yet to be a time I’ve made it through the entire show without sobbing.



About Caitlin Mclaren: Editor-in-Chief 119 Articles
I like writing, editing and making new mates. Newcomer of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2016 Editor of the Year 2017 Elected Media Officer of UCLan Students' Union 2017/18

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