It is by no means uncommon that famous people get the chance to write books about themselves and their life stories. However, have you ever heard of a celebrity autobiography that was ghost-written entirely without the knowledge of the nominal author?
If I could recite a list of celebs-turned-children’s-authors, we would be here all day. From actress Julianne Moore, to footballer Frank Lampard, there are no limits as to who can give it a go. But what are the downfalls of this? And is it always ethical?
Growing up, I didn’t come across any LGBTQ+ representation in literature until I was fourteen years old. However, in the present age of ‘BookTok’, young adult fiction is changing for the better.
Everyone who has received education in the Philippines is familiar with the writings of José Rizal, the country’s national hero or bayani. His duology Noli me Tangere and El filibusterismo exposes Spain’s brutal governance and their heinous treatment of Filipino nationals.
2008 marked the official release of Penguin UK’s clothbound classics – a collection of 10 classic literary works, each wrapped in its own delicate, linen case, specially designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith. 14 years later, the project’s popularity has grown exponentially, as too has its contents.
Since the pandemic, people have undeniably turned to playing video games as a way of keeping themselves entertained with their newfound free time. And perhaps they aren’t so bad as we might think?
The OED defines value as something of worth or quality. Arguably everyone’s idea of value varies, based on what it is that you are talking about. Likewise, the value associated with a book varies, based on who it belongs to.
We all know at least one book which we just can’t stand. In this piece, Luise Werner gives a few suggestions of what you could do with those books.
From scenes of the film and official press interviews to Andrew Garfield obsessed TikTok videos (guilty as charged!), the latest Spider-Man film certainly left an impression. So why has the film been left out of the Oscars, one of the most prestigious film award ceremonies?
Whose opinion would you trust more: 3,000 members of the public or a singular reviewer? As a creature of habit, it seems that I am unable to watch any film on Netflix until I know that it has a rating of 3.6 stars or above on Letterboxd.