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Towns, Cities
In recent years a divide has arisen between cities and towns. As we begin to notice this divide, will we begin to change the way we invest in our infrastructure and the way we live?

Disability, Dark Comedy and Tinder | An Interview With Jimmy Olsson

Read our interview with director Jimmy Olsson about his latest short film, the Oscar-eligible 'Alive' (2020).

The Lost Prince: Part IV – The Good Captain’s Men

The Good Captain's Men is the fourth chapter in The Lost Prince Saga, which explores the age of the reign of King Tamburlaine III.

The Student Housing Company: Part II – Lawyers, Layoffs, Lies, and Spies

This is our second report on The Student Housing Company, in which we have discovered even more staff and students who have suffered poor living and working conditions.

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DakhaBrakha: Bringing the Sound of Ancient Ukraine Into 2020 Focus

Hailing from Kyiv, Ukraine, World music outfit DakhaBrakha see themselves as ambassadors for their culture, which influences everything from their name (“Give/Take” in Ukrainian) to their outfits.

The Student Housing Company: Fraud, Theft, Sex and Scandal

The Student Housing Company is one of the largest providers of private student accommodation, which aims to place student wellbeing at the heart of its business. However, this report, which takes the accounts of nearly a dozen students and staff members demonstrates that this couldn't be further from the truth.

Trump’s Battle With The Courts: A Breakdown of Each Lawsuit by State

Donald Trump is targeting the certification of votes in key states in an effort to overturn Joe Biden's victory and maintain his presidency for a second term. We take a look to see how this is shaping up.

Young writers and artists have been overlooked by mainstream media outlets for too long. Here at Mouthing Off we aim to change that by providing the best media content possible for students, by students to let them Mouth Off.

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Music

Music in the Youth of Corona – the Trends, the Tunes and the Lived Experience

I took a look at how we interacted with music in 2020, and asked the team for their own perspectives on how the year played out.

Lion Machine 23 – a Roaring Debut and a Chat With the Frontman

With his own blend of Punk and electronics, Lion Machine 23's debut album is catchy, nostalgic and forward-thinking.
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Rage Against The Beige: Nicky (Nustar) Clark – The Folk Legend of Hampshire.

Nicky (Nustar) Clark is a Director, Actor, Writer & Musician, living in Ringwood, Hampshire, England. For the last 10 years he has been producing content on Youtube, which has had a particular focus on his musical works.

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Film & Television

Disability, Dark Comedy and Tinder | An Interview With Jimmy Olsson

Read our interview with director Jimmy Olsson about his latest short film, the Oscar-eligible 'Alive' (2020).

‘Men With Tits’: The Struggle Of Writing Strong Feminine Characters

Now, before we get any further with this article, it is important to first establish that this is not about actual men with tits, so if that’s something you’re into I humbly apologise for getting both your hopes up and… well I think we all know where that low effort joke is going.

The Double Meaning of Existence: Kishi Yoshiyuki’s New Approach to an Old Philosophical Problem

Kishi Yoshiyuki Film Double Life (2016) questions human existence. Do we exist because we ourselves think so, or must we have others confirm our existence for us?

Rage Against The Beige: Nicky (Nustar) Clark – The Folk Legend of Hampshire.

Nicky (Nustar) Clark is a Director, Actor, Writer & Musician, living in Ringwood, Hampshire, England. For the last 10 years he has been producing content on Youtube, which has had a particular focus on his musical works.

I’m Thinking of Ending Things Review: A Kaufmanesque Nightmare

▪▪▪▪▪ A look at Charlie Kaufman's most recent exploration into the darker side of human psychology - 'I'm Thinking of Ending Things.'

Politics & News
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‘A Plague of Cities’: How & Why Have Towns Been Overlooked?

In recent years a divide has arisen between cities and towns. As we begin to notice this divide, will we begin to change the way we invest in our infrastructure and the way we live?

The Student Housing Company: Part II – Lawyers, Layoffs, Lies, and Spies

This is our second report on The Student Housing Company, in which we have discovered even more staff and students who have suffered poor living and working conditions.

Boris Goes Pew Pew: The UK Governments Plan To Laser-Fi The Military

On the 19th of November, Boris Johnson would announce that his government would pledge to ‘increase defense by 24.1 billion pounds over the next 4 years’. This will be used to invest in ‘technologies that will revolutionize warfare', including the development of laser weapons.

Trump’s Vow To Veto The NDAA May Prevent Us From Learning That We Are Not Alone

According to White House, defense, and congressional sources, President Trump is threatening to veto legislation to fund the military, which might become one of his final acts in office. We investigate how this might affect the Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon Task Force and the disclosure of information on UFO's.

Should We Be Worried About Mandatory Vaccines Or Government Coercion?

Should we be worried about mandatory vaccinations or the governments attempt to carefully coerce its citizens to take the vaccine through restricted travel, jobs, benefits and taxes?

Stories

The Lost Prince: Part IV – The Good Captain’s Men

The Good Captain's Men is the fourth chapter in The Lost Prince Saga, which explores the age of the reign of King Tamburlaine III.

Billy Winkler Always Wanted To Fly

Billy Winkler has had a pretty rough weekend. His pet goldfish, Mr Orange has gone to a watery grave and his parents have been arguing non - stop. To make matters worse, his father is in the mood for some good old fashioned bonding time! Little Billy's wildest dream is about to become his worst nightmare...

The Erebus Accounts: Chapter 1 – His Last Christmas

The Erebus Accounts: On Queen Victoria's summons, supernatural scholar, Henry Morscroft, accompanies his father to Her Majesty's residence on the Isle of Wight, where the two experts in the Occult must contend with the lingering Spirit of the late Prince Albert.

Poetry

A Poem By Brett Mottram: Fresh Fruit Without The Fishmonger

Fresh Fruit Without The Fishmonger is an absurdist poem written by Brett Mottram & illustrated by Sanni Pyhänniska.

FAMILY FEASTINGS: The Latest Halloween Horror From Mouthing Off

'Family Feastings' is a horror poem from Sam Barrowcliffe, illustrated by Liam Callebout. It’s the second instalment in our Halloween mini-series: Five Nights of Horror....

The Mollusc and the Crawfish: Fragments from a Lost Epic

The Mollusc and the Crawfish: Fragments from a Lost Epic, a Poem by Brett Mottram.

Visual Culture

Everything you need to know about paintings, sculpture, installations, exhibitions, and much more!

Fan Art or High Art – What’s The Difference?

As we live in a world where fan culture is the biggest it has ever been, we continue to question where the lines blur between high art and fan art. Featuring an interview with Xanthe Russel.

Pictures & Politics: The Graffiti Of The Pandemic

Street artists have given a voice to communities all over the world during the COVID crisis. From misinformation to lockdown restrictions, what do they have to say?

CIRCA 2020: Reconsidering Relationships through the Artwork of Eddie Peake

Are the relationships we see on our screens real? Or a manipulated fantasy?

Sensing the Unseen Review: Close Looking at the National Gallery

Review of the National Gallery in London's new experiential exhibition Sensing the Unseen featuring Jan Gossaert's 1515 masterpiece 'The Adoration of the Kings'

Artemisia Gentileschi at the National Gallery: A Promise for Change or Warning Signal?

An insight into the first female solo exhibition at the National Gallery and the underrepresentation of women in art history.