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The Year The World Changed

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We’re In This Together


A Magazine Ready For The New Era EDITOR’S LETTER TO YOU Welcome to issue one of 88 Magazine

(seeing as though nobody can go out) but

- a brand new creation from the team

future issues will be available in print too.

at

Drunk

Animal

Creative

Studio. It’s our first foray into the world of magazines

Over the last few weeks, businesses up and

so we’d encourage you to feedback. This

down the country have faced challenges

magazine has been created for everyone in

like never before. Some have sadly had

our community - if there’s something you

to cease trading, some are on the brink of

want to see in the next issue, let us know

shutting down, and pretty much all of them,

and we’ll see what we can do. We’d like

us included, are having to change how they

to acknowledge our magazine peers who

do business to try and make things work.

have supported us wholeheartedly with this idea - we look forward to collaborating

88 has been borne from that. We want

with you all further in the coming months.

to provide a platform for readers and businesses other

out,

to

connect,

and,

in

to these

each

Finally, I want to end my first editor’s

uncertain

letter with a massive thank you to my

help

for

Drunk Animal crew. You have moved

when the real world gets a bit frisky.

mountains to make this happen in little

times,

provide

some

escapism

over a week, and I have never been prouder. In this issue, you’ll find a range of content for our lifestyles that have drastically

With love,

changed over the last few weeks. 88 explores everything you need in your life right now; lifestyle, entertainment,

Calvin

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Content That Ignites Ideas


City Sleeps: A Look At An Empty NYC (08) Getting Arty in Aarhus (20) Turning Isolation Into Motivation (30) Clear Your Conscience: Ethical Clothing (44) On Review: Album, Series/Film, Book (54) Put A Focal On Our Local (62)

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City Sleeps: A Look At The Empty NYC Streets Amid The Virus WORDS BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A desolate Times Square still lit up with

iconic span. Efforts to contain the spread

no one on the streets. The usually bustling

of the coronavirus have completely

Grand Central Terminal empty, except for

altered the usual New Yorker way

a lone traveller. Only a few people

of life, grinding the “city that never

snapping selfies on the Brooklyn Bridge,

sleeps” to a halt in the last few weeks

instead of the horde of commuters and

after it became one of the nation’s

tourists that usually venture across the

epicenters for the fast-spreading virus.

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Nearly 4,000 people have been hospitalised in the state with the virus and 2468 have died, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday. More than 92,000 have tested positive statewide, including 9,000 in New York City. The handful people still roaming around the streets will become even fewer starting at 8 p.m. Sunday, order all to

when takes

a

effect

nonessential stay

new

home.

state

requiring employees

Nonessential

gatherings of individuals of any size or for any reason have also

Image Source: AP Mark Lennihan

been cancelled or postponed. the

usually

one in sight. Once-packed subway

were

visible

cars had only a few passengers,

Manhattan.

almost all wearing face masks.

The Charging Bull, a popular

And a row of Broadway theaters

tourist attraction near the Stock

were still illuminated even though

Exchange normally surrounded

they are shuttered until mid-April,

by tourists, stood alone with no

a sign that the show will go on.

The

impact

bustling throughout

city

on

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Going from the City that never sleeps, to one we can’t escape.


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Maintaining A Healthy Distance, Balancing Between Work Life And Home Life WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Avoid that “Work Creep”. And

your mind is much easier to do

by work creep, we don’t mean

when working in an office away

that one weird co-worker that

from home for many reasons. It

is in every office - and if you

creates an important physical

don’t have one - well we hate

and

to break it to you! No, we use

helps your brain understand

this term to describe falling into

when to work and when to rest.

mental

separation

that

the trap of working overtime which cuts into your hometime,

In an office, you are surrounded

which is especially easy to do

by

when

people and have a place dedicated

working

from

home.

to

like-minded, focus

and

productive concentration.

Home is your zen. At 5 O’clock,

Simple senses can also help

you pack up your desk, turn

your brain associate where to

off your computer, drive home

put your attention such as the

to your family and (hopefully)

background noise of co-workers,

switch out of work mode for

the views around your desk

the evening. However, relaxing

and even the smell of the office.


So, how can we create this haven

If you don’t have an office, try and

Simple

things

of focus and make sure you work

set up a mini office in an area away

conducting video calls in your

your hours productively so you

from where the family relaxes,

pyjamas and pouring yourself

can put the laptop away at 5 O’

this may be the dining table, the

a glass of wine in the afternoon

clock without that guilty feeling?

hallway or even your bedroom.

may

be

a

like

good

avoiding

idea

too!

Wherever you choose, make it The first step is to create an

as office-like as possible, set up

It can be quite easy to get sucked

environment away from the rest

your space like your desk in the

into work when you are in the

of the house that you can dissociate

office with your desktop, notepad,

zone, however it is important to

from homelife, where the thought

phone, a comfortable chair and

remember that you still need to

of popping away to put a quick

anything else you may need -

get up every 30 minutes to stretch

wash on is eliminated. This is best

maybe a cut-out of your manager

and generally move. Whether

done in a room where you can lock

to

you stay within your space or go

Use your time efficiently and effectively at home and avoid “Work Creep”

put

over

your

shoulder?

into the garden for some fresh air, space,

it is best to make sure you move

the first few days will require

in an area that gives you that

discipline as you get into the habit

breathing time, but maintains that

of making this your focal area, we

clear disassociation from home.

Once

you

have

your

need your brain to associate this new space with your old office.

It is also important to follow

Resist the temptation of popping

the routine of work with your

out for anything home related,

lunch time, whether it is 30

if possible, and try to only leave

minutes or one hour. It can be

yourself away (hide) from your

the desk for things you would

very tempting to work through

children and any distractions,

leave the desk for in the office, i.e

this time when you are at home

however that isn’t always possible.

toilet breaks, a coffee and lunch.

however, to maintain the balance

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while at home, especially for

you? See any tasks after 5:30pm

your current task, save it, safely

this unpredictable timescale, it is

as Jerry. Hold your ground and

switch off your equipment and

important to pick a time everyday

say to yourself, “no, it can wait”.

run away from any Jerry’s.

the office and socialise.. Yes, that

You may feel like you are being

Our

means you can rejoin the family,

productive, but then you may

put your feet up and enjoy the ease

decide to start work later the next

of working from home and being

day to make up for yesterday’s

near your close ones (if you want

time, you end up working late

to - we won’t judge!). But be sure

again still and you end up in a

to have a nutritious meal and be

cycle with no routine where

back at your desk at the dedicated

anxiety and stress can set in.

time to carry on your work.

Restrictions are important for

where you can step away from

your mental health, you can Now, this next part is very

avoid this by setting an alarm for

important, you have the option

10 minutes before you usually

of working half an hour longer

finish work so you can finish up

than usual if you need to, but cap it at that! Any more than half an hour and ‘Work Creep’ will take a hold of you. This is where you lose track of time as you’re working hard, suddenly look up and notice it is 7pm. Imagine it like this, you’re in your office, it strikes 5pm and you start packing your stuff up, then Jerry from accounting comes in and asks you to work the next 2 or 3 hours for him. You would walk away wouldn’t

six

top

tips:

Create a space similar to your office away from the family

Set your dedicated start, end and lunch time

Make sure you move every 30 minutes

Use your lunch time to socialise and relax

No daytime wine (although we won’t tell!)

Avoid Jerry


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Going Digital: Moving online with minimal disruption WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE It’s fair to say that the business

If you’re selling products or

or bogged down with information

landscape is undergoing immense

services remotely, how accessible

and

changes at the moment on a scale

are they to your customers? While

at how you can simplify and

that is difficult to wrap your head

your online presence may have

streamline things to make the

around. Every industry has been

been an afterthought in the past,

user journey a pleasant one.

affected by Covid-19, and most

it has now become your main

have identified a need to rapidly

tool for selling and for connecting

change how they do business, both

with your target audience. Make

internally and publicly, if they are

sure your brand voice is clear and

to survive and move forward in

that your messaging is consistent.

a position of strength. While the

This is vital. Without a clear voice

last twenty years has seen the

you can’t expect people to buy

majority of businesses creating

into your business. Your website

an online presence, the need for

and social media channels may be

effective websites, social media

in need of some TLC. Make sure

and networking tools have never

they reflect your brand, and that

been greater than they are today.

the content on there is relevant. If you need to clear out some old

In order to move your business

posts, don’t be afraid to do so.

into a digital realm effectively and efficiently, it’s important

Take a close look at the user

to

journey, from attracting visitors

identify

a

few

things.

DO YOU HAVE A PUBLIC FACING DIGITAL PRESENCE, AND IF YOU DO, HOW DOES THAT LOOK AND HOW DOES IT WORK?

to your website via social media, through to placing an order on your website or making contact with you. If this journey is complicated

complex

processes,

look

DO YOU HAVE THE TOOLS REQUIRED TO ALLOW YOUR STAFF TO BE PRODUCTIVE WHILE WORKING REMOTELY? Thousands

of

people

have

quickly discovered that the job they absolutely had to be in the office to do just a few weeks ago is perfectly possible from their home office or laptop. While home-working suits many people and can in some cases increase productivity, many can find it frustrating and difficult to keep up the same level of work, away from the office. As a business owner or team leader (or indeed a freelancer) it’s your job to make sure you and your employees have all of the tools required to make remote working not just


possible, but more effective. Dropbox or something similar to share files is usually an essential, while finding the right customer relationship management (CRM) system can take a little more time. There are a huge range of project management tools that allow teams to connect and stay on top of tasks and projects. The key is finding the right ones for you. Best case, you will have already been using something like Basecamp, Asana, Hubspot or Zoho to manage your projects and can simply continue to utilise these. If you do need to experiment to find the right one (and it really is horses for courses when it comes to finding the right tool) most offer a free trial period for you to experiment.

IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU TO LOOK BEYOND ‘SURVIVAL’ AND EXPLORE THE

POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH? Ok, so you’ve survived. Your team is working remotely and you’re on top of your projects. Your clients are happy and your business looks to have successfully moved to remote working. Now it’s time to see if you can develop that further and actually push for business growth. Look for opportunities to grow into new areas or look at how your current customers have had to adapt. Does the increased number of people working from home create new opportunities for you? How about the increase of delivery services? Employment, education, financing and entertainment have all been affected in a monumental way. Now is the time for you to start looking at this as an opportunity to come out on the other side a stronger and more resilient business.

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How To Get The Flexibility You Want With The Job Clarity You Need WORDS BY ELLA STOCKDALE Today more than ever people are

to what help might be available.

opportunity and to think that

looking to the job market to provide

It’s true that this pandemic was

everything else can be worked

flexibility

a

unforeseen, but if crises serve

out at a later date. However,

variety of circumstances, rather

any purpose, it is to remind us

this tendency to put off difficult

than being fixed in a full-time

to prepare for the unexpected.

conversations

position

to

accommodate

with

one

employer.

only

causes

uncertainty and potential conflict. So, how do you keep the benefits

Whether it’s having multiple

of flexibility and gain the security

In the absence of negotiation,

jobs

self-employed,

that comes with knowing where

what is left is assumption which is

many are choosing not to mould

you stand? However you work,

often the starting point of dispute.

their

there are a few simple steps you

Negotiations are not always easy

need to take to know where you

conversations, but they don’t

stand when you need it the most.

need to be exhausting either. If

or

being

lives

around

one

role.

Yet during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis we are seeing how little

handled in a direct and upfront

clarity some people have over

1. NEGOTIATE

their employment status – are

Every new role or piece of work

they PAYE employees, part-time,

should begin with a negotiation,

full-time,

We

a discussion about what each

Make sure your future employer

now know that employment

side expects. In the early stages

knows

status means a lot when it comes

it is easy to feel grateful for the

require and how you expect it to be

self-employed?

way

they

damaging

avoid

potentially

conversations

what

flexibility

later.

you


accommodated. If you expect

this. Do not sign contracts that

every

Tuesday

morning

free

do not reflect the actual position.

from

10-12pm

so

you

that

can finish an online course,

Contracts are a tool for clarity

make sure this is expressed.

and

must

not

be

broad

or

vague. For example, I have seen In return, your employer should also make it clear what their

employment contracts that state

expectations are. In the above

working hours from 6am to midnight Monday –Sunday. This

example, if they are willing to

is alarmingly broad and offers

accommodate Tuesday morning

no clarity about when someone

except when you are expected to

is expected to work. Ensure that your contract is detailed, and

cover Susie’s annual leave, this

expectations

are

transparent.

also needs to be expressed so that you don’t suddenly find yourself

Contracts are just as important

on a rota when you didn’t expect it.

self-employed people. Retainer contracts give clarity over what

It is always good practise to put these negotiations in writing

services

and email is the perfect format

when they are to be provided.

for this. Email is impersonal,

During time of crisis, such as the

allows for a back and forth

COVID-19, service providers with

flow of dialogue, and gives a

retainer contracts in place will

good written document of the

not see their entire income vanish

conversation. Even if something

overnight.

has been discussed and is agreed

retainer fee acts is a regular source

in person, it is vital to send a

of income to cushion the blow.

confirmation email to sum up the agreement and acceptance.

are

expected

However

and

small,

a

side

breaches

the

agreement

Not putting a contract in place

but it is not addressed. Breaches

rarely benefits you. Contracts

typically

can be as simple as one page and

times

are easily found online. Their

often come to a head when

happen

before

multiple

addresses

and

main requirement is that they has

something unrelated occurs. The

been agreed. If you are unable

litany of breaches that then comes

to work every Thursday then

spilling out does so in a way that

make sure the contract reflects

is not healthy to the relationship.

accurately

reflect

what

is broken it needs to be dealt with immediately. During your conversation, stick to the point and only address the breach at hand - do not use it as an opportunity to try to resolve every issue you have! Done in this way the conversation will respect and support the relationship and foster

future

communication.

Taking responsibility yourself to make sure these tips are followed will give you more clarity over the boundaries of your role and

3. ENFORCE Many problems start when one

2. CONTRACT

When part or all of an agreement

reduce your stress. Less stress and uncertainty allows you to focus on what is important, doing what you do best and having the flexibility to make it fit around your lifestyle. Ella Stockdale is a HR expert based in East Yorkshire. For help

and

advice

this

tricky

navigating

period,

visit:

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Getting Arty In Aarhus WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE We may be in lockdown, our holidays

Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus,

may have been cancelled, but that’s

offers a vibrant art and cultural scene

not stopping us from being hopeful

making it an excellent choice for an “art-

and

Our

house” weekend away. Its heady mixture

number one recommendation for when

of old-world charm, vibrant social life and

lockdown is lifted is Aarhus - in our

rich beautiful scenery, make the perfect

opinion, its quite simply, breathtaking.

ingredients for a relaxing city break.

planning

future

getaways.

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Aarhus is situated on the East

than

shopping,

you

Coast of Jutland and combines

impressed by Aarhus’s recent and

a blend of Scandinavian charm,

most

European style and Jutlandic

the Aros Museum of Modern

humour. Retaining its status from

Art. Opened in 2004, this striking

the 70s as Denmark’s “City of

modernist white building has

Music”, Aarhus has continued to

put Aarhus firmly on the map

grow its well-deserved reputation

as a city of art and culture.

impressive

will

be

development,

for nurturing and supporting the arts with theatres, museums,

One of the largest and most

galleries

architecturally

and

music

venues

impressive

popping up throughout the city.

museums in Northern Europe,

modern galleries and handicraft

The picturesque streets of the

Aros Museum of Modern Art

workshops, showcase an inspiring

inner city have a tempting cafe

houses the largest collection of art

collection of works from world-

scene, while there is also an

in Denmark outside Copenhagen.

renowned to young contemporary

array of good restaurants and

The collection spans some 300

artists. Covering everything from

an opportunity to relax in some

years, from traditional Danish

paintings, ceramics, glass and

of the cosiest pubs in Europe.

to contemporary international

textiles to handmade jewellery,

Whether you go shopping in

works of art. Ever evolving, the

many

the city’s main thoroughfare or

museum’s

installation

by the artists providing the

in the narrow, winding alleys

on the roof, “Sky Space” by the

unique opportunity to meet the

of the Latin Quarter, you are

Danish artist Olafur Eliasson, is

person behind the works of art.

sure to be spoilt for choice.

due to open within the next year or two.

If museums are more your thing

newest

In addition to this art

powerhouse,

Aarhus’s

smaller

are

run

and

owned

However, if less static art is more to your liking, you won’t


range of restaurants, cafes and bars,

Aarhus

is

the

perfect

weekend escape to have your fill of art in a city that is sure to satisfy the hungriest of appetites. For more information on Aarhus go

Resonating

to suit all tastes and ages. For a

throughout the various concert

real treat, book a prime seat in

halls, music venues and local cafes,

the lavishly adorned Aarhus

Aarhus caters to a wide variety

Theatre, with its extravagantly

of music lovers with everything

decorated interior, or in one of

from opera and jazz to rock and

the eight auditoriums at the

hip-hop. Building on its standing

city’s sparkling palace-like glass

as the “City of Music”, Aarhus

Concert Hall, Musikhuset Aarhus.

be

disappointed.

to:

www.visitaarhus.dk

also plays host to a number acclaimed

With so much to see and do, an

festivals including the popular

excellent way of experiencing all

SPOT festival in June, Aarhus

the arts is to stay during Aarhus

International Jazz Festival in July

Festival Week. Running from

and Scandinavia’s largest hip hop

mid-August to the first week

festival ‘Aarhus Took It’ in October.

in September, the festival is

of

internationally

themed differently each year and Once your thirst for music has

covers everything from theatre

been quenched, why not check

performances,

out some of the theatre action that

and ballet to sport. Alternatively,

Aarhus has to offer? Choosing

in October, a condensed version,

what to see could be your biggest

aptly

problem though, as there are

Culture”, offers visitors the unique

more than 30 theatres in the

opportunity to visit buildings and

city offering a greatly varied and

institutions, which are normally

colourful theatrical programme.

closed to the public, to see a

From classical performances at the

selection of musical and theatre

Helsingor Theatre— Denmark’s

performances, poetry readings

oldest

and art exhibitions all in one night.

theatre—to

more

named

concerts,

the

opera

“Night

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Marco Polo

Perhaps the worst part of the

connected despite the quarantine

pandemic for many of us is the

is using these free video

isolation that comes from social

conferencing and video chat tools

distancing. We’re working

that have been around for years,

from home, not seeing friends

but you might have had little

in the evening, and generally

reason to try. Try them all and

trying to “air gap” ourselves to

find out which one works for you.

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A Creative Outlet At Home WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Illustrator

cartoonist,

as simple drawing lessons. They

Kids just need to be given the

Calvin Innes believes strongly

were just a way of me showing kids

confidence to put pencil to paper.”

that drawing can be a uniquely

how to draw cartoons or comics.

accessible

and

outlet

that

Calvin has been uploading tutorial

helps

build confidence, allows people

Over the years though, having

videos online for the last few

to

and

worked with so many children,

years and has recently seen them

encourages creativity. In fact

from all different backgrounds,

gain traction, due to the increased

he has spent much of the past

I’ve been able to see first hand

need

ten years exploring this idea

how much a simple thing like

resources.

as he has worked with almost

drawing a cartoon can help build

streaming tutorials and simple

200,000 children across the UK.

confidence and can become a

‘How To Draw’ videos have seen

His drawing classes not only

platform to express some really

thousands of people picking up

help children to learn new skills

exciting ideas. Often children can

their pencils and paper to join in.

and

drawing,

struggle to articulate their ideas,

but as Calvin explains it, they

and some can especially struggle

Follow Calvin’s drawing lessons

can have a significant impact

when it comes to transferring

on social media and Youtube;

on a person’s mental health.

ideas from their heads into written

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express

improve

themselves

their

words. Drawing, however, can “The classes I teach started out

open up a whole new world.

for

home-schooling His

regular

live-

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Stepping It Up: From Amateur To Pro Photographer WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Most snap-happy people take

like something you can do with

could find your images through

photos purely for the love of

a degree. Yet some of the best

social media and stock photo sites.

keeping

this

photographers in the world right

Platforms such as Instagram and

skill does have the potential

now are chosen for their style of

Unsplash should become your

to

shooting, NOT their academics.

first port of call for creating your

Below are some simple tasks that,

online personas. These sites are

Photography work isn’t in short

when done correctly, can help

a great tool for figuring out what

supply. There are a lot of people

you move forward in becoming

photos work, and what doesn’t.

out there who are in need of a good

a

They will help you refine your

form

memories, a

but

satisfying

career.

photographer to capture their

professional

photographer.

style and shooting methods, whilst

son’s wedding, a news event, even

BE DIGITAL!

a celebrity photo shoot. It might

First things first. Our world is

and

seem like a dream job for any keen

forever changing, yet the desire

individuals across the World.

amateur photographer, yet it is a

for consuming visual content is

career that is in reach of those who

constantly growing. Being online

GETTING OUT THERE

are prepared to put the work in.

is the key to getting noticed. You

Like any new venture, marketing

can instantly show a potential

plays a huge role in the field of

client your work, or somebody

photography. Once you have the

Transforming from an amateur to a professional may only seem

also discovering new techniques engaging

like-minded


basis of your business venture

may offer the prize of having an

photographs many times before

and feel confident in the style

apprenticeship under a world

someone uses one of them. Always

you want to sell, you need to

famous photographer. Others may

follow-up your submissions with

effectively market your services in

win you top notch photography

a friendly phone call or email

the most appropriate publications

equipment that you can put to good

asking

and at exhibitions. Post as many

use or some much needed cash.

opinions. They might provide

ads

about

your

photography

for

their

professional

you with some useful criticism.

business in as many places as

FREE EXPOSURE

you

photography

If

skills need to be matched with

in

a desire and competency to let

photojournalism, offer samples

budding paparazzi or freelance

people know about what you can

of your work to newspapers,

photojournalists is to work as

do, why they need your skills

magazines and photo agencies.

an apprentice and learn the

and why they should hire you.

Getting noticed for the first time is

trade from a pro. You might

the hardest step to take. When you

screw your nose up at carrying

offer samples of your work, you’re

around someone else’s camera

photographic

improving the chances that you’ll

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Distracting Beasts And Where To Hide From Them WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE No school, no extracurricular

past, or you’ll grow increasingly

so we can claw back some sanity

activities,

worried about how long they

and that much needed isolation

can stare at a phone screen.

of our own? Here are some tips!

It

the

Alphas are those born from

atmosphere will Dr Jekyl and

2010, they haven’t just grown

Mr Hyde over the coming weeks

up with technology - they’ve

Sounds like a good synopsis for

as the feeling of claustrophobia

been

a psychological thriller right?

waves over your home. Boredom

in it since birth. Early in their

Depending on the age of your child

links heavily with the sense of

informative years, these children

/children, either going to the toilet

frustration, so how can we keep

are

on your own will be a thing of the

Gen Z and Gen Alphas entertained

smartphones,

no

sports

or

friends’

houses.

in

24/7

parental

something

past

games We

are

prison,

generations

may have never experienced.

is

inevitable

that

completely

comfortable

immersed

swiping using

on

voice


assistants

to

answer

maths

homework

and

soon writing code to transport a McDonalds

FITNESS

cheeseburger to the kitchen. They don’t consider technologies to be tools used to help achieve tasks, but rather as deeply integrated parts of everyday life. But can we put it to good use to fight against mind mush? Many organisations and celebrities are helping the fight by creating informative but entertaining content on their channels - and here are a few.

READING Comedian, actor, writer, and television personality David Walliams has been uploading free audio books for his readers everyday at 11am, bringing Gangsta Granny, Billionaire Boy and the rest of the gang to life. Find the links by visiting his social media pages on @World Of David Walliams.

WILDLIFE

Body Coach Joe Wicks has used his platform of fitness videos to create an extra segment which is child friendly. Get everyone together to burn off some steam with kids or adult workouts, of course depending on the age of your family. From 5 minutes to 30 minutes, there are plenty of videos to get the whole house moving.

ARTS

Chester Zoo TV is filling their channel with adorable live videos and behind the scene footage around the animal enclosures during the isolation period. Sit back and listen to the zookeepers talk about the animals, see them in their day to day lives and watch mama and baby pandas play fighting (well, tumbling).

Our very own Director Calvin has a Youtube channel

MATHS

perfect for unleashing your childs - or even your -

If your kids are between the ages of 4 and 12 years old, let Countdown legend Carol Vorderman teach the curriculum through videos and games.

creative freedom. ‘How to Draw Stuff with Calvin Innes’ is packed full of tutorials on sketching cartoon dragons and kangaroos, facial features and cityscapes.

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Home Workout: Turning Your Isolation, Into Motivation WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Turn the isolation into motivation to

move the next day, the key to getting

look good for that (garden) vacation.

the best results is to be consistent.

Much to contrary belief, you can still

It is also important to make sure you

achieve that Summer body when stuck

are drinking plenty of water and eating

inside.. No seriously! Simply walking up

healthy during these more sendentary

and down the stairs for five minutes can

times. If you don’t have time to cook,

build up a sweat, and it will be doing a

and you can’t convince anyone else

lot more good than you think. And no,

to,

you don’t need to go completely crazy

establishments

providing

every day to the point where you can’t

service

need

there

are

who

some

healthy a

your

local

delivery business.

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FOOD GROUPS It may be obvious which foods to avoid and which to love, however sometimes we do need

VEGETABLES MEN WOMEN

EAT ON OCCASION TRANS FATS PROCESSED FOODS REFINED SUGAR

a treat and that is completely fine in moderation. When eaten

2 cupped hands 1 cupped hand

guilty and enjoy your vices, but

PORTIONING

scoffing those last two biscuits

Portioning is also a key element

just to finish the pack is not

when we aren’t as active as

moderation.

normal. The rule per serving is

occasionally, you mustn’t feel

EAT FREELY & OFTEN MEAT, FISH POULTRY & EGGS FRUIT AND VEG OILS, NUTS AND SEEDS HERBS AND SPICES EXERCISE ENERGY GRAINS LEGUMES AND PULSES DAIRY PRODUCTS

CARBS MEN

WOMEN

2 fists

1 fist

dependent on how often you eat, your weight/ calories needed and how active you are, however the general guideline is:

FATS

PROTEIN MEN

WOMEN

MEN

WOMEN

2 palms

1 palm

2 thumbs

1 thumb


TIME TO GET MOVING! Before we get started, we know you have been sitting around all day, so here are some warm up stretches to relieve any tension in your body and warm you up.

Triangle Pose x 5 each side

Reverse/Forward Lunges x 20

Whether you are a gymaholic or just want to move, these positions can be done by anyone, if you want to vary the difficulty just make some subtle changes.

WARM UP

Plank x 30 seconds Glute Bridges x 10 (hold for a few seconds at the top and squeeze those cheeks!)

After your workout, your body will be craving water and protein,

Now we are a bit warmed up, here is a simple full body Cat/Camel x10

workout you can do in the garden or living room. Remember to alter your position so it feels correct yet tough, if you feel a strain anywhere, move around slightly until it feels comfortable.

Tabletop to Downdog x 10

Child Pose x 20 seconds (focus on slow, deep breaths)

EXERCISE

so make sure to drink plenty of water and have either a protein shake, or find some in food. Tip: you can find plenty of protein in Greek yogurt, low-fat cottage cheese, or even beef jerky!

KEY POINTS TO REMEMBER: •

Be consistent

Drink plenty of water

Put the cake down

Move

Body Weight Squats x 20

Jump Squats x 10 Lunge to Warrior x 5 each side

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How To Beat Social Media Addiction WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Love it or hate it, social media apps

addictive. Just like a drug, it’s

Dr Jones recommends taking

such as Facebook and Instagram

designed to trigger reward

smaller steps to mitigate your

have profoundly changed the

centres in your brain every

habits. “I think it’s a problem

way

time you see a notification on

when people start too big. Start

and socialise as a society. Mental

your phone or a like on your

somewhere, where there’s the

health experts, researchers and

latest Instagram post. And this is

least resistance”. Examples of

other pros are voicing concerns

why the cold-turkey approach

small steps to help break your

on how our social-media obsessed

sometimes won’t cut it (or will be

addiction include turning off

society can cause more harm

so tough you’ll give up).

notifications, turning off vibrate,

we

think,

communicate

and using a feature on your

than we may have guessed. On a deeper level, these social

phone that monitors how much

But is quitting social media (even

media companies know exactly

time you spend on social apps.

for a few days) a good idea and can

what they are doing from a

it really help you in the long term?

neurological perspective. What

“Something I’ve personally found

Find out why taking a break

they’re doing is called intermittent

helpful

from social media is not enough

reinforcement -- it’s what casinos

boundaries around my own social

to change your health, and how

do too with slot machines. And it’s

media use is implementing “cut-

to make your social media use

the same with swiping on Tinder

off” times for my phone. Starting

better for your mental health.

or

Instagram.

around 9 p.m., I won’t check social

The addiction is the reward

media and I won’t look at it again

pathway, it’s a dopamine hit!

until after 7:30 or 8 a.m. the next

WHY SIMPLY QUITTING SOCIAL MEDIA ISN’T ENOUGH

checking

your

with

creating

better

day. While I’m not totally avoiding

First, it’s important to keep in

Instead of totally quitting your

mind that social media is literally

social media, health professional

using it, I feel like this time


frame helps me feel much more

and not talking to each other.

centred and positive, not reactive and

distracted,”

said

Jones.

Besides lack of engagement and presence around family, friends

CONSIDER WHY YOU CHECK SOCIAL MEDIA

and

coworkers,

social

media

creates feelings of envy, which is

While checking your phone and

also negative for mental health.

social media throughout the day

“People are displaying filtered

seems normal, it’s a habit that

versions of life, which is not

we sometimes don’t realise may

healthy, it’s very unrealistic,”

be compensating for something

Health professional Mrs Jones says.

else. According to Jones, people often use social media as a form of escape from an uncomfortable feeling like boredom, loneliness

USE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT TO BUILD BETTER SOCIAL MEDIA HABITS

it will take a few weeks for the new habit to set in. It’s totally

Using an app or Apple’s Screen

normal to sit down to read and

Time feature on your phone is

feel the urge to check social

a good first step for being more

media for a while. But, it’s best

do to escape a feeling that has

mindful of your social media

to commit to your routine and

a

usage. You may be surprised how

try not to break it (even if it’s just

So a lot of people will turn to

much time scrolling Instagram

“no social media after 9 p.m.”)

social media to escape a feeling

can add up. It can be helpful to

for at least three to four weeks.

of boredom, loneliness, wasting

evaluate this time and choose

time - whatever feeling they

something more positive and

From a behavioural point of

want to escape. The life-damaging

intentional you’d rather fill your

view, doing something for three

consequences of social media

time with (like reading, working

weeks or at least 21 days will

addiction is that you are not

out, or spending time with

allow you to form a new habit.

present and as engaged with

friends in real life, well in real life

You really are rewiring a certain

life,” Jones said. To see this in

via a webcam!).

part of your brain when you try

or another negative emotion. “Addiction

is

life-damaging

anything

you

consequence.

it. It’s helpful to add in a positive

real life, just look around next time you’re out at dinner and chances are you’ll see a table of people staring at their phones

If you decide to fill your former

activity, instead of just telling

social media time with a new

yourself or others that you’re

activity, for example reading,

cutting down on social media. The

best

way

to

reinforce

behaviour is to do more of it. So instead of saying, ‘I’m not going to do social media’, you can say ‘I’m working on being more present.’ So you want to be affirming healthy, positive things that you’re doing”.

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stores, applied to a rag. Wipe the

silencing creaking floorboards.

rag along the tracks, and soon

can

DOOR HINGES One of the most irritating things in life is a squeaky door hinge. Simply spray a little WD-40 onto the hinges, moving the door back and forth to make sure the liquid is worked in, and you should be set. No WD-40? No worries, rubbing petroleum jelly in can also do the trick.

SQUEAKY FLOOR Although

only

a

temporary

solution,

you’d

be

surprised

what a little talcum powder

do

when

it

comes

you’ll have smooth runnings

STAINED TUB

again. This works whether the

Mix equal measures of cream

tracks are metal, wood or plastic.

of tartar with baking soda and

TIRED CUSHIONS

enough lemon juice so that a paste forms. Rub this into the stain with a cloth, allow around half an hour for it to sit, and then rinse thoroughly with water.

JAMMED SLIDING WINDOWS AND DOORS Use

silicone

spray

Place the offending cushion(s) outside in the midday sun for a few hours, turning them over as you would a piece of meat halfway through. Thanks to the evaporation of any moisture stored inside the cushions should start

lubricant,

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Creating A Greener & Healthier Home WORDS BY AVENUE 555 Most of us are concerned about

Unbeknownst to most of us, we

choose from that are suitable

the effect that we are having on

have for years, been filling our

for

our planet and do our bit towards

homes with potentially toxic

washable, durable and, as they

reducing our carbon footprint.

materials that are not only harmful

are completely non-toxic, they

Many

recycle

in their manufacture and use to

immediately

regularly and have given up using

the planet, but also to ourselves

quality in your home. These

plastic bags for shopping, opting

when placed in our homes.

natural paints are also very kind

people

now

all

painted

improve

surfaces;

the

air

to the environment in general.

instead for the much nicer reusable bags. Our cars are checked

To

annually for emissions and new

environment and enhance your

For flooring, look for the carpets

models are far more efficient and

quality of life, use green eco-

made from natural plant fibres or

environmentally

All

friendly decor and furnishings. By

wool. Other carpets are produced

good, basic steps in trying to make

choosing these readily available

using materials derived from

our world a better place to live

products you can greatly enhance

petroleum which is a pollutant;

in, but are we doing enough? Do

the air quality in your home which

most of us will have noticed the

we give as much thought to what

is obviously good for your health.

chemical smell coming from a

cleaner.

damage we may inadvertently be doing to our health by our choice decor

of in

furnishings our

own

and

homes?

improve

your

home

newly laid conventional carpet. When re-decorating use paints

This is not the case with those

that are chemical, heavy metal

made from natural fibres, which

and volatile organic compound

produce no pollutants during

(VOC) free. There are plenty to

either manufacture or daily use


and are far healthier for your

fortunately, a few glues which

family to walk, sit or crawl on.

are

If your preference is for wood

Cabinets made from bamboo

flooring, there is now a wide range

are becoming popular because

of boards made from sustainable

of their attractive finish and the

woods such as bamboo and cork.

sustainability of the bamboo.

In your kitchen, go for countertops

In the garden, for lighting a

made from recycled materials

pathway

such as crushed stones, glass or

choose the now common solar

porcelain rather than ones made

lights which come in various

with

materials

designs and sizes and give off

which need toxic adhesives and

sufficient light for these outdoor

chemicals to fit them. Kitchen

areas.

cabinets have generally been

features are both attractive and

With just a little research and

made from synthetic wood and the

energy saving. Not only are

thought we can all take a step

glues used in their construction

these products free to run, but

further forward in protecting our

emit

other

there are no cables or cords lying

family and our planet next time

toxic vapours. There are now,

around your garden or patio.

we re-decorate or do some DIY.

conventional

PVC,

VOCs

and

free

from

or

Solar

formaldehyde.

entrance

powered

porch,

water

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2020 Changed Everything, So Why Not Your Wardrobe? WORDS BY KATHERINE SAXON Fill your wardrobe with a clear conscience with

these

ethical

clothing

be

faced

with

two

main

issues:

stores. 1. You don’t know any ethical clothing

As the number of problems plaguing the

stores, so you’re not sure where to shop.

fashion industry surface, the number of buyers seeking to make a change is on the

2. Being ethical is cool, but some

rise. Reckless pollution, unethical labour,

products/brands

and animal cruelty have led to the creation

your hard-earned fashionable image.

of a new type of buyer: ‘the conscious consumers’ that vote with their wallets. However, in

creating

fashion,

is

not

change, easy.

especially For

you’ll

will

compromise

on

3. Don’t know who to trust? Brands and with free

marketplaces unsustainable, with

mix and

animal-based

sustainable crueltyproducts.

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Fill your wardrobe with a clear conscience with these ethical clothing stores.

WARDROBE OF TOMORROW ETHICAL DESIGNER FASHION (UK-BASED)

BEAD & REEL - MINDFUL SHOP (USA - WORLD SHIPPING)

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

From

the

official

dedicated free

and

website

Founded

in

‘A

marketplace

exclusively

to

cruelty-

community’,

sustainable

designer

fashion’.

brands, a

GENDER:

2014 the

a

company

bloggers,

more

as

and

GENDER:

THE GOOD:

Women, men.

aims

shoppers

compassionate

Unisex, women, men.

‘mindful

world

living

to

connect

and

create

together.

As the name suggests, the store is dedicated

THE GOOD:

exclusively

fashion

All labels are highly curated for both product

designers and their innovative cruelty-free and

aesthetic and their commitment to cruelty-free,

sustainable designer fashion. I emphasise on the

sustainable fashion. Moreover, in comparison to

word ‘dedicated exclusively’ as the team rejects any

Wardrobe of Tomorrow which focuses on high-end

brands that are not cruelty-free and sustainable yet.

designer fashion only, this marketplace includes

THE BAD:

homeware, bath and beauty and products for kids.

From

the

to

showcasing

prices.

Some

emerging

products

here

have

THE BAD:

incredibly high prices. For example, there’s a

The

dress on here that sells for almost 50,000 euros.

there’s

brands a

sold fairly

are

all limited

great,

but

offering.


ECOTURE - ECO-FRIENDLY FASHION MARKETPLACE (AUSTRALIA - WORLD SHIPPING)

GATHER AND SEE - ETHICAL FASHION RETAILER (UK-BASED)

ABOUT:

ABOUT:

Bringing ethical brands together in one platform

Launched in 2014 and branded as an ethical

for

clothing store, this online marketplace has a

an

easy,

positive

shopping

experience.

curated selection of sustainable fashion labels.

GENDER: Women, men.

GENDER:

THE GOOD:

Women, only.

Despite not being marketed as a vegan marketplace,

THE GOOD:

Ecoture has no products of animal origin. Moreover,

Accessible

contrary to the Immaculate Vegan marketplace

an upscale wardrobe with a clean conscience.

presented above, all brands on Ecoture are cruelty-

While the brands on this marketplace are not

free or vegan, so you have my total respect for that!

that known, the offering of zero waste, organic,

Another positive is the number of products and

ethical, and recycled products is quite alright.

types available. It has accessories, cosmetics,

THE BAD:

shoes, wallets, far more products than most sustainable

clothing

stores

presented

here.

THE BAD: Most and

and

affordable

to

those

wanting

Animal farming on an industrial scale is one of the biggest environmental polluters of all times. Add to that all skin tanneries and the toxic

products that

are

triggers

on two

the chains

‘Sale’ of

section,

chemicals they use to make leather, and you get

thought.

how damaging leather in fashion is. Imagine our surprise when we discovered Veja, a label that has

1. All sustainable and cruelty-free fashion labels are

made a reputation as being vegan, is found to be

cheap. Do I want to be perceived as a cheap person by

using leather soon after it gained global recognition.

my peers? No, so I won’t shop those discounted brands. 2. The name of the marketplace should change to ‘Discounted Vegan Products’ or something similar. It’ll be far more relevant for consumers seeking fashion deals, regardless if sustainable and vegan or not.

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Essential Tips For Beard Maintenance WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Not everybody is blessed with

3. Trimmer guard lengths can,

6. And if you mess up? Well,

viking heritage. But those who

and will, change from one

at least you can’t go out

are, it can be tough keeping

device to the next. It’s on you

anywhere for anybody to see!

your friendly face fuzz in check.

to remember which guard

During these isolated times, it

length you like on your device,

KEEPING THAT BEARD SOFT

gives us time to try and test new

and glue that to memory.

The phrase “you are what you eat” plays one of the most vital

things to get that beard game as strong as possible for when

4. Trim your beard when it’s

parts of your beard. If you don’t

we can finally step foot outside!

dry, since this is how it’s

feed it anything, it turns brittle,

going to look when you

and starts scratching. (This is how

finally stride out of your

beard itch happens.) The best

front

way to avoid this is to routinely

5 BEARD TRIMMING TIPS 1. If

you

aren’t

sure

what

door

with

pride.

length you want, be sure to

apply beard oils, conditioning

start with a higher guard

5. Finally - slowly does it!

head and work your way

Trimming your own beard

to the whiskers—of any length.

down in small increments.

can seem like an acrobatic

They hydrate and soften them,

nightmare

whilst keeping them from

of

switching

creams, and nourishing balms

2. Use a beard comb to coach

hands and mirroring both

frizzing and flying every which

everything into place. Snip

sides. Follow the above, and

way. As well as this, they prevent

those

you should have it in no time.

beard dandruff (Yes, your beard

strays

that

stand

out or hang over your lips.

can get dandruff!).


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Top 5 Men’s Fashion Trends of 2020 WORDS BY FASHIONBEANS

TAILORING & KNITWEAR

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

Texture and layering are two of the pillars

It’s tricky to say what this era will be remembered

of advanced dressing, and they’re both integral

trend-wise without the benefit of hindsight, but if

to one of 2020’s hottest tailoring trends. Suiting

we were going to put money on it, we’d say that 2020

worn with knitwear was everywhere over the

will go down as the year that function went fashion.

last 12 months, marking another step in the

Pockets are plentiful, the biggest names in fashion

general loosening up of dress codes across the

are playing with technical fabrics, and your bird-

board. Stuffy shirts were replaced with fine-

watching uncle’s street cred is at an all-time high.

gauge rollnecks, fisherman beanies were teamed up with unstructured blazers and statement

This isn’t just any old trend, though, it is one

crewnecks lent simple suits a fresh lease of life.

that will actually make our lives easier. Because, let’s face it, a Gore-Tex hardshell is always going

It’s more than just a fleeting trend, though.

to hold up better in the rain than a wool peacoat.

This simple style move looks set to become a

This considered, we’ll definitely be continuing

staple of modern menswear and is something

to wear our outdoor-inspired garb into the

that exudes the sort of timeless appeal needed

new season and we’d suggest you do the same.

to carry it into a new year and beyond.


LOOSENING UP

COMMANDO SOLES

Form-hugging fits had been on their way out for a

For several years, the overarching trend in men’s

while but 2019 was the year that really finished

footwear fashion has been marked by a move

them off. From baggy denim to Chandler Bing-

away from minimalism and simplicity, and towards

approved oversized tailoring, loose cuts crept

OTT styling and bulkiness. The rise of maximalism

from the fringes of fashion and into mainstream

has been most evident in the sneaker world, but

menswear, marking a sartorial shift that looks

2019 saw it take hold of our boots and brogues, too.

set to continue long into the next decade. The commando sole is formal footwear’s answer It was a breath of fresh air for both our

to chunky sneaker madness. It’s bold and bulky,

wardrobes and our spuds as spray-on legwear

and has a way of completely altering the overall

disappeared almost entirely – replaced instead

look of a shoe. Everything from classic Chelsea

by straight-leg, relaxed and wide-leg fits – and

boots to dressy Derbies received the thick-

boxy ’90s-inspired outerwear reigned supreme.

tread treatment over the course of the last year, and with those rugged soles offering increased

WEATHER-PROOF SNEAKERS

traction in wintery conditions, this is one of those rare trends that’s as practical as it is stylish.

As sun-drenched strolls home from the office mutate into dark, frigid commutes in torrential rain, sneakerheads all over the world are faced with a horrifying choice: to ruin their most prized possessions in the adverse weather or, perhaps even worse, to consider wearing footwear other than sneakers for the next couple of months. Thankfully, 2020 and its taste for functional fashion brought with it a solution to this age-old seasonal conundrum: Gore-Tex sneakers…and plenty of them. From Nike to New Balance, every trainer brand worth its salt was experimenting with the waterproof fabric this year and we still can’t get enough of it.

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Our Favourite Netflix Originals Of 2020 SELF MADE: INSPIRED BY THE LIFE OF MADAM C.J. WALKER The

inspiring

MONEY HEIST A criminal mastermind who

story

of

goes by “The Professor” has

African

a plan to pull off the biggest

entrepreneur

heist in recorded history -- to

Madam C.J. Walker who

print billions of euros in the

built a haircare empire that

Royal Mint of Spain. To help

made her America’s first

him carry out the ambitious

female self-made millionaire.

plan, he recruits eight people

trailblazing American

with certain abilities and Did

you

playing

EPISODES - 4 DRAMA

know:

Despite

mother

and

daughter, Octavia Spencer and

Tiffany

Haddish

are only 7 years apart.

who have nothing to lose.

EPISODES - 31 ACTION, CRIME, MYSTERY

Did you know: The Spanish TV

series

is

the

most-

watched non-English show on Netflix to its release.

TIGER KING: MURDER, MAYHEM AND MADNESS A rivalry between big cat eccentrics turn

takes Joe

dark

SPENCER CONFIDENTIAL

Exotic,

Spenser (Mark Wahlberg)

animal

- an ex-cop - just got out of

park boss, is caught in

prison, when two of Spenser’s

a

former colleagues turn up

a

when

a

controversial murder-for-hire

plot.

murdered, he recruits Hawk

EPISODES - 7 DOCUMENTARY, CRIME

Did you know: Midway

(Winston

through

we

foul-mouthed ex-girlfriend,

meet Jeff Lowe, a fellow

Cissy (Iliza Shlesinger), to

exotic

enthusiast,

help him investigate and

who in 2007 was sued by

bring the culprits to justice.

the animal

musician Lowe

series

Prince was

because allegedly

selling

unauthorized

Prince

merchandise.

RUN TIME: 91 MINS ACTION, COMEDY, CRIME

Duke)

and

his

Did you know: This film is Post Malone’s feature film debut.


6 UNDERGROUND

A FALL FROM GRACE Meet a new kind of action hero.

Disheartened

Six

agents,

ex-husband’s affair, Grace

totally off the grid. They’ve

Waters (Crystal Fox) feels

buried their pasts so they

restored by a new romance.

can

Yet any woman can snap,

untraceable

change

the

future.

since

her

and Grace’s new husband

RUN TIME: 128 MINS ACTION, COMEDY, THRILLER

Did you know: A year prior

soon ravages her life, her

to the release, Ryan Reynolds

work and - many say - her

posted a video on Instagram

sanity. Grace’s only hope

of himself talking about how

for vindication lies with

quiet Michael Bay’s movies are, while in the background a car explodes. This scene

RUN TIME: 95 MINS DRAMA, THRILLER

Jasmine

Bryant

(Bresha

Webb), a public defender who has never tried a case.

is in the movies and you can actually see Reynolds

Did you know: The whole

in the background filming

film was shot in 5 days.

the video for this post.

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f l t @HULLISTHIS

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On Review: Album WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE

Childish Gambino

genre bending approach to music is why when he announced that his next musical project, under the

15.03.20

alias ‘Childish Gambino’, would be his last, there was a lot of hype surrounding what it would be. There were sporadic songs dropped, and his 2019 Coachella set and subsequent tour saw the premiere of the aggressive, Yeezus inspired ‘Warlords’ and the industrial funk hit ‘Algorhythm’ which were both absolutely incredible. Expectations were really high, and when on 15th March 2020 (after a really odd release) we got “15.03.20”, I felt

Don’t worry, we’ve not forgotten the picture. This is actually the album artwork!

there was a slight deflation in the atmosphere. Each track was named simply after the timecode, the album itself was titled after the date it was released, and the album art was simply white. There were some incredible songs on there, and the audience finally got to hear a complete version of Warlords and Algorhythm, along with an incredibly touching moment between Glover and his son, but as a final album to wrap up the Gambino in

alias, it just felt unfocused and unfinished. A lot

the musical zeitgeist for most of his career.

of the songs overstayed their welcome and the

Donald

Glover

has

held

a

weird

place

general release felt unprepared and uneventful. Songs like “Redbone” and “This Is America” have risen to extreme popularity and, while this is

Whilst this is absolutely an album to blast on at full

mostly due to their catchiness, there’s always a

volume while tidying the house as background music,

severe underlying message with a lot of Donald’s

its a shame it’s not closer in quality to his previous

work. His album “Because The Internet” was

work, where you can sit with it and have your

released with a screenplay, and his prolific work as

attention held. As much as we don’t want to come

a screenwriter and showrunner has left fans always

across as ungrateful for what we got, we honestly do

digging further into his work. This paired with his

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On Review: TV Series WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE

Tiger King

He surrounds himself with a range of colourful characters, and is fighting against several people who, in his mind at least, want to bring him down. As much as the show is filled with hilarious, quotable

soundbytes

(don’t

even

get

him

started on Carole “Goddamn” Baskin) there is a genuinely interesting plot running throughout. Joe is a lonely man who needs to be loved and to be seen, as much as you wouldn’t be able to tell this from the beginning. Both of his (much younger and more handsome) partners were lured in with the prospect of free meth and tigers, and both weren’t even particularly gay. Joe is a laughing stock to everyone around him, and he’s aware of it. In a Trump like fashion, he uses it to his advantage and builds his entire empire off of a cult of personality. This attracts a lot of the wrong kind of people who he is more than happy to welcome into his life. The sad fact seems to be that, for the most part, Joe cannot distinguish between positive and negative attention and as the latter is easier to come by, he reveals in it. It is this attitude that Joe uses as the Almost as talked about as the Coronavirus, the new

foundation of his empire, and it’s the very same attitude

Netflix original from the producers of Fyre Festival,

that begins the chain of events that bring it down.

shows us over a series of 10 hour long episodes the life of a man whose legitimate name is Joe Exotic.

Nothing is held back, it’s, literally, all guns blazing and whilst the show itself is a little

While impossible to justify with a summary, the

slow to start, it is put together in an incredibly

story centres around a man who’s a larger than

cohesive manner and leaves enough open ends

life, gay, polyamorous redneck who owns literally

for you to make your own conclusions about

hundreds of tigers, and displays them in his zoo.

Joe

Exotic,

the

self

proclaimed

Tiger

King.


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On Review: Book WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE

James Franco

Palo Alto

easy topics are completely unearthed, showing you a world you would never think to be talked about. Each story is written beautifully from a first person perspective, begging the question of whether Franco went through all of these scenarios as an adolescent and finds solace in writing about them. As we make our way deeper into the life of youth in Palo Alto, the stories get darker, like we are crawling further into a jagged cave. We become uncomfortable and scared, yet curiosity and answers to questions drive us further to finding an exit. Characters slowly start connecting to each other and stories begin to cross over between chapters. You find yourself being a detective amongst the stories, figuring out how who, what, where and how. Reading this book in your twenties will make you think twice about things you heard or saw during your own upbringing. Stuff your friends said about what they were going through, what they were doing, it really hits home and begs the question...does adolescence differ for each country, or does everyone experience the same/know people who have? As well

You would think a book of stories about the

as this, and possibly the most powerful part of the

alienation of youth in suburban America would

book, it opens your eyes to what you may have missed.

be worlds away from our own, right? Wrong.

Do these things really happen to people, who at the time are merely kids? If so, how is it so easy to miss?

Franco gifts you with powerful short story journeys about a colourful variety of characters growing up in

In conclusion, if you are looking for a read that rips

the South Bay area of San Francisco. Each character

apart the stereotypical American High School story

deals with their own adolescent topic, from drink

and shows you the gut-wrenching truth about what

and drugs, to sex and murder. But these seemingly

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Top Gaming Apps To Keep Entertained WORDS BY SHELBY BROWN Stuck

Apple Arcade has dozens of fun

Arcade

games for iOS users of all ages

Sonic is a classic. There’s a good

games. On Apple’s new game

in multiple genres. The game

chance that you know who the

subscription service, kid-friendly

subscription

which

speedy little hedgehog is, even if

doesn’t have to mean boring.

launched last year for Apple

you’ve never played the games

these

with 7

the

SONIC RACING (AGES 4+)

kids?

Play

inside

Apple

service,

devices, costs £4.99 per month. we

featuring him. The game is fun

The service debuted with a set

question how much screen time

with controls that aren’t hard

of select games and has been

is too much for our kids, it’s

to pick up. You’ll race on teams

adding titles to its catalogue since.

with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles.

In

a

time

when

given they know how to use a phone from an early age. But

If you’re looking for something

that

fun, manageable and family-

raises

another

problem.

Even though a 6-year-old might

friendly,

know how to find games on

everyone

their parent’s phone, they still

over school breaks, here are a

need

few games from Apple Arcade.

age-appropriate

content.

especially is

home

while together

As you level up, you can change your team to more characters like Shadow, Amy and others. To win you’ll need to manoeuvre your car to grab as many rings as possible while avoiding traps.


FLEDGLING HEROS (AGES 9+)

LEGO BRAWLS (AGES 9+)

WAY OF THE TURTLE (AGES 4+)

Take to the skies as Biscuit the

There are countless ways to create

Way of the Turtle is a cute,

Brave, a young macaw, in this

your character in this fast-paced

colourful, single-player platform

tropical platform game. Tapping

4v4 multiplayer that’s set in the

game. In the first level, you play

the screen makes Biscuit fly. Too

Lego universe. Every stage of the

as Mr. Turtle and must find Ms.

much tapping sends the macaw

game brings new challenges, goals

Turtle while on your honeymoon.

too high, not enough tapping drops

and quirky power-ups, like a pie

Navigate

it too low. You must maintain the

launcher, a cactus suit, a snake car

course while avoiding traps and

right altitude to avoid enemies and

or a hot dog stand. Lego Brawls

gathering coins. As you continue,

obstacles while collecting coins.

walks you through the controls,

you’ll earn shells that give you

As you explore more islands, you’ll

so even those unfamiliar with

more abilities. The only trouble

learn tricks and meet different

gaming can play. Jump into a party

is that Mr. Turtle never stops

characters

or a brawl -- or keep training.

moving, which might make him

like

Penny

the

Penguin, who wants to be a pirate.

a

beach

obstacle

difficult to manoeuvre sometimes.

THE ENCHANTED WORLD (AGES 4+) The Enchanted World centres

DODO PEAK (AGES 4+)

In Sneaky Sasquatch, you’ll play

around a young fairy whose

In this upbeat game, you play

just that: A sneaky sasquatch. But

magical world is torn apart by

as a dodo bird who has to save

you also get help from a clever

dark forces. In this fantasy game,

its eggs when they roll out of

raccoon. Sneak into the campsite

you must repair the fairy’s world

the nest. Get them home safely

and fill your backpack with snacks.

with sliding puzzles. The tasks

while collecting coins, avoiding

Sometimes other animals, like the

are set to a soothing soundtrack,

obstacles

snoozing bear, are willing to pay

and there’s no time limit on

snakes

for some picnic leftovers. You can

solving the game. One of my

dodos. The game has challenges

use the money at the raccoon’s

favourite parts of Enchanted

like getting all the eggs back

shop. Just make sure you tip-toe so

World is that the inspiration

safely in under 30 seconds.

you don’t get caught by the surly

for it came from the developers’

park ranger or scare any campers.

childhoods in war-torn Bosnia.

SNEAKY SASQUATCH (AGES 4+)

like and

monkeys unlocking

and more

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Put A Focal On Our Local WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE With the world going into a lock-down,

it, the city will be taking a huge step

businesses have been hit harder than

backwards from its promising future.

ever. Since the city of culture 2017, Hull has been building upon its a reputation

We want to take the time to highlight

as a independent shop hot-spot. From

some of those great businesses that locals

coffee to clothing, arts to artisan, Hull has

love, but visitors may miss out on. The city

grown its independent culture even more.

and surrounding areas have an abundance of variety, and when all of this madness

Now more than ever, we need to focus

blows over (trust me it will eventually),

on those businesses, helping support the

we need to make sure those great places

community and local economy. Without

do not disappear into the Shutdown void.

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Discover Hull’s Hidden Gems...

1.

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HULL MARITIME MUSEUM Queen Victoria Square, Kingston upon Hull

Currently closed for refurbishment, the museum’s

Picture Opportunity

stated mission is “To preserve and make available the maritime history of Hull and east Yorkshire through

Been there? Get it ticked off!

artefacts

and

documents”.

During

Hull’s year as UK City of Culture the Maritime Museum played a prominent role in the opening three-month

season

entitled

Made

www.hull.gov.uk/resident/culture

in

Hull.


2.

80 DAYS BIER MARKT 15 Paragon Arcade, Kingston upon Hull

3.

BEASLEY’S 17 Hepworths Arcade, Silver St. Kingston upon Hull

Craft beer bottle shop in Paragon arcade, Hull

Check out the wonderful world of Beasley’s

town centre. Massive selection of the best beer

Clothing. Hull’s longest established independent,

and glasses available from all round the world!

new, retro and vintage shop situated in the

If you are a true lover of international largers,

Old Town’s Hepworth’s Arcade. We have been

crafts and all things hoppy, then this is the place

importing vintage and army surplus directly

to stock up on your passion and quench that thirst!

from America for the past 30 years.

07896 557982

@hullcraftbeer

www.beasleysclothing.co.uk @beasleysclothingeyform

5.

TRINITY MARKET Trinity House Lane, Kingston upon Hull

6.

ATOM BAR 1-4 North Church Side, Kingston upon Hull

Located in Hull’s Old Town, Trinity Indoor

Atom Brewing Co opened last month in the

Market has a huge variety of goods from local

former Corn Exchange next to Hull Minster,

Independent Traders. Stalls including, Fruit &

serving locally brewed, exclusive beers from

Veg, Fresh Meat & Fish, Handmade chocolates,

Atom. With an incredible menu to match the

Coffee, Pizza, Pastries, through to Records, Music,

drink choices, you won’t be short of options!

Handmade soap, Bags, Printing, Jewellery and more.

The pub is dog friendly, so you can bring your

@trinitymarkethull

pooches, as well as try the newest beers on offer. @atombarhull

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Beverley: The Jewel In The East Yorkshire Crown WORDS BY 88 MAGAZINE Beverley, based in the heart of East

for anyone, regardless of age.

Yorkshire, was recently voted one of the best places to live in the UK

If you’re looking for a way to tire

by the Sunday Times, and we can

out the dog or the kids, Beverley

see why. The traditional market

Westwood provides a glorious

town continues to amaze people

unfenced, open pasture grazed

as Yorkshire’s best kept secret.

by cattle for you to enjoy. The grassland offers a wonderland

With over 1,000 years of history,

of untouched snow similar to

Beverley has it all. It’s a town that

the French alps during winter,

punches well above its weight

and a fantastic family-friendly

and

day out for a picnic and ice-

provides

an

experience


cream in the summer. It’s one

independent coffee shops, or enjoy

of the best places to explore,

a delicious lunch from a selection

build dens and lose yourself in

of local delis and restaurants.

nature for a good few hours. Are the shops your happy place? If culture and entertainment

Then fear not, as the very popular

Church of England Parish Church

is your thing, Beverley and

Flemingate Shopping and Leisure

in England. The church boasts

nearby

the

centre can provide your perfect

impressive medieval decoration

bucketload. From museums and

day out. With cheap parking

and interestingly, was the centre

art galleries, to theatres, live

and a short walk into Beverley

of the musicians Guild in medieval

music venues and a whole host

Town Centre, you can pop into

times. See the intricate carvings

of

town

of musicians on the wall playing

Hull

arts

has

festivals

it

by

throughout

for

some

lunch,

walk

the year, there’s something to

back to Flemingate to shop and

instruments,

keep

finish the day with a trip to the

you may or may not recognise.

everyone

entertained.

some

of

which

cinema or a visit to the array of For foodies, Beverley is a feast.

bars and restaurants available.

Sound too good to be true? If you’ve not been, or haven’t been

You can pick up some delicious local artisan products at the

If

historic

for a few years, make sure it’s

weekly farmer’s market, while

beauty, founded in 700 AD and

at the top of your post-Corona

away an afternoon sipping on a

regarded as a gothic masterpiece

bucket list. Once you’ve visited

gourmet coffee at one of the town’s

is Beverley Minster, the largest

you’ll

you

appreciate

never

want

to

leave.

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