• From Stalking to Unrealistic Ideals of Beauty: The Toxicity of Rom-Coms

    Cora-Laine Moynihan Romantic comedies have been an age-old cure for broken and yearning hearts, setting the standard for love across the world.  That’s something you will never hear anyone say. While rom-coms are occasionally used by broken-hearted and lonely singles to escape into these stories of laughter and romance...
  • What Is The True Worth Of Artwork?

    Alex Tyndall For as long as humans have existed, we have been innately drawn to works of art (pun very much intended). Cave paintings and carvings dating back tens of thousands of years are a testament to the universal language of images and their age-old significance. So it’s no...
  • Pieces of a Woman – A Revolutionary Depiction of Birth in Film

    Sarah Harris One of my earliest memories of seeing a childbirth scene in a film, was in the Tim Burton classic, Big Fish, where the main character recalls the tale of how he ‘flew’ out of his birth mother and slid across the corridor, eventually being caught by a...
  • Underrated Gems Of Amazon Prime

    Adam Feeley Amazon Prime has long lived in Netflix’s sizeable shadow. Let’s face it, when it comes to the aptly named ‘streaming wars’ Amazon Prime is rarely mentioned as a force to be reckoned with. I’m sure many people only have Amazon Prime for the shipping, and I don’t...
  • Literature’s Greatest Romantic Heroes

    Maisie Jane Garvin What is it about falling in love with fictional characters that don’t actually exist? With Valentine’s Day around the corner and amidst the pandemic, what better time than to look at some of literature’s greatest romantic heroes – at least they can stand in as the...
  • Eastenders: The popular Soap That Continues To Inspire And Save Lives 36 Years On

    Tolu Sangowawa Infidelity, mental illness, sexuality, terminal illness and addiction. These are just a few of the real-life issues prevalent in society that BBC soap opera Eastenders has explored and accurately portrayed over the past 36 years. The latest storyline, starring Danny Dyer, focuses on the stigma surrounding male...
  • The Power Of Children’s Books

    Daria Paterek Children’s literature has always been a powerful tool in education. Playing an essential role in the development of children, books psychologically and linguistically aid their growth. However, the socio-emotional messages that children’s books convey are often overlooked. I want to focus on how children’s books tackle diversity,...