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    Urban Fragments

    Urban Fragments is an ongoing series of abstract architectural photographs by Odysseas Pappas. Citing the likes of Harry Callahan as inspirations, Odysseas uses multiple…

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    [2MINUTE tease] Commodity Fetishism

    Another academic project explained in 200 words. To add to the list of digested dissertations (from breakfast to diamonds, time consciousness and reggae), this week Amelia Butler…

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    [2MINUTE tease] The Paradox of Fiction

    Helicon Features continues to discover original research from Bristol students in just 2 minutes a pop. One academic project, explained in 200 words, every weekend.  This week,…

  • Helicon Wants You!

    Hello fellow zinesters, culture vultures, art lovers and those hungry for journalism experience, This year has been a very exciting one for Helicon. 2015/16 saw our new website…

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    [2MINUTE tease] Time Consciousness

    This week’s academic project turns your concept of time upside-down and inside-out. Take two minutes to read how Zayd Awan explains why. The standard conception of time is…

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    I’M STAYING: Here to Stay?

    Glad to have an excuse to avoid my impending essay, I wandered into the courtyard of Old Bridewell Police Station, which to my embarrassment had been unbeknown to me as an art…

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    Four to Follow: January

    Never Fear. Helicon is here to help you get the most out of your procrastination with four Instagram accounts to follow: 1) Hollie Fernando (@holliefernando) Beautiful,…

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    Wine Dark

    I wonder if Homer felt blue without colourful language and so instead drank wine until the world turned dark. Odysseus: Feeling blue is thirsting for colour and shade you cannot…

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    Dancing to Revenge

    by Nick Benson She had clicked all day through the pictures he took. He was out there somewhere with a camera shooting war-zones, capturing every turning point in the circular war…

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    Rumours and Reality

    While recording the album ‘Rumours’ in 1977, the members of the British-American rock band Fleetwood Mac were themselves being rocked by emotional turbulence. The McVies,…

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    Halloween Horror Film Countdown: 4 Horrific Movies That Aren’t Horror Movies

    Love Halloween, but hate horror movies? It’s understandable, they’re so predictable and cheesy nowadays with terribly messy conclusions. But! You can still have that desired…

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    Uncaged

    Of ways and wanderings we knew not, What we knew was wondering and weeping, Keeping up the pretence, the plot. We could do pretence like we could do pretension, But with all…

    Bye!

    Helicon is heading off for the summer, so it’s farewell to the 2015/16 team – bye! We’ll be back with a brand new committee in September,…

    Behind, Beneath

      Breathing smoke. Lungs charred. Martyred tongue Barred behind Stained teeth.   Leaving throat. Young scars, Raw gums, Fraught mind, Mouth beneath.   Austin George Cooper