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By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides, Vol. 4

By Our Bedsides is a new evening series in which we share the books, beauty products, and whatever else it may be that we’re winding down with at the moment. In this edition, Raquel talks us through the items on her nightstand that support her […]

Favorite Holiday Adjacent Films

Favorite Holiday Adjacent Films

If you’re anything like us, the second Thanksgiving passes, you’re ready for the holidays. The tree comes out, decorations go up, music starts playing, and you want to start watching all of your holiday favorites. Sometimes though, you don’t want to watch all of your […]

Christmas Trinkets

Christmas Trinkets

And just like that, Christmas is upon us! 2017 has blundered its way through and we’re suddenly at the tail end of the year. I don’t know about you, but these eleven months have gone by so quickly I barely have time to breathe and […]

The Attic on Eighth’s Christmas Playlist

The Attic on Eighth’s Christmas Playlist

Winter at The Attic On Eighth is a most festive time, from sharing recipes to mailing old fashioned Christmas cards, cozying up with loved ones and enjoying an endless stream of warm drinks by the fire, or laptop, as it were. From the lazy morning […]

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual day of remembrance for the transgender community and its allies to commemorate and draw attention to the horrifying violence that the community endures. This day is horribly significant each year with reported and correctly gendered murders of […]

The Attic On Eighth’s Autumn Playlist

The Attic On Eighth’s Autumn Playlist

Here at The Attic on Eighth, autumn is our season. We love everything about it, from the spooky to the traditional, and that all comes together in the media we consume and atmospheres we create throughout the season. Here is an eclectic playlist of what we’re […]

Oxbridge and Britain

Oxbridge and Britain

In January it will have been two years since I was rejected from Cambridge University. I blame this on my patchy academic record, my terrible interview technique, and the fact that I only considered Oxbridge at the eleventh hour of my time in Sixth Form. […]

Seasonal Basics

Seasonal Basics

Is there anything more thrilling than the start of a new term? New books, new stationery, new classes and courses and modules. To us here at the Attic, the turn of the season from summer to autumn represents a shift towards our strongest aesthetic, from […]

Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before Grad School

Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before Grad School

Grad school can bring out the best and worst people. Being in my third year of it, I’ve seen lots of ups and downs. I’ve jumped with joy, trembled with terror, and cried my eyes out. I’ve uncovered an anxiety disorder, battled (consequent) insomnia, found the love […]

Hollywood’s Whitewash

Hollywood’s Whitewash

In August of 2017, it was announced that Ed Skrien would be portraying Ben Daimio as part of a reboot of the Hellboy franchise. In the original comics, Daimio was portrayed as a man of Asian-American descent. Unfortunately, the casting of Skrein clearly pandered to […]