• Sexual Assault As A Plot Device In Entertainment – Addressing Its Portrayal In TV Shows

    With the recent release of Netflix’s Bridgerton, controversy has arisen surrounding its depiction of sexual violence between partners. This controversy has shone a light on the wider issues of the glorification of sexual assault in entertainment mediums, with many TV shows using it as a plot device....
  • Brains + Breakdown: The relationship between the genius and addiction in TV

    Emily Fletcher The ‘Genius’ and their experience of addiction can be seen in Netflix’s new original limited series The Queen’s Gambit, which was recently released. It takes on a young girl’s ascent into the world of competitive chess and her descent into an addiction to prescription drugs and alcohol....
  • Style Icon: Eric from Sex Education

    Quirky, hilarious and excruciatingly awkward at times, Sex Education is a Netflix original TV series after my own heart. Eric (played by Ncuti Gatwa), protagonist Otis’ (Asa Butterfield) best friend, is by far my favourite character and is truly a style icon in his own right. From the first...
  • Festival Review: Green Man Festival

    Green Man once again stands up to its reputation as one of the Summer’s best festivals with incredible music, comedy and food – not to mention the setting. What’s all the hype about? Perhaps the festival’s secret is it seems to have sussed out co-existence at festivals. The demographic...
  • The General Election 2015: A Green future?

    The Green party has now achieved its highest 20 year rating in a Guardian/ICM poll. They stand at 9%, only two percentage points behind both UKIP and the Liberal Democrats. Combined with its huge boom in membership, currently over 44 thousand, it actually means they currently have more members...
  • The John Lewis advert represents everything wrong with Christmas

    Yes, it’s cute. Yes, it’s a beautiful story of childhood memories and the fundamental desire for love and companionship. Yet, does the fact that an advertisement is now part and parcel of our Christmas season not scream of all that is wrong about the celebration? For a start, the...