The true crime fascination is no longer taboo but a common place source of entertainment. But has true crime become a sickening fixation or social commentary?
‘Public Domain Day’, otherwise known as New Year’s Day , marks the expired copyright on texts entering the public domain. A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh, Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Agatha Christie’s The Murder of Roger Ackroyd to name a few released in 2022. The significance of giving way to creative licence can be seen in the development since The Great Gatsby’s release in the US in 2021, with 34 new print editions published in the past year and the development of a television adaptation by Michael Hirst.
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?
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.
Milena Srandeva explores the rise in choice-driven game play and why consumers love being able to decide the story’s fate.
Charlotte MacDowell discusses the toxicity of the gossip platform Tattle Life.
Sarah McKie discusses the problems of Depop and the fashion industry.
Florence Rolston Ashford explores the success of BBC series ‘Ghosts’ and asks if it is a reflection of today’s creative industries.
Emma Dixon explores our modern consumption of films and the future of cinemas.
Emma Dixon explores the response to backlash against the announcement that influencer Molly Mae has written an autobiography.