In an age of apology videos from influencers, and light being shone on past actions, the question of accountability for what we say and do online is inevitable.
Death of the Critic: The Role of Goodreads and Letterboxd
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.
Euphoria: Messy and Beautiful or a Parent’s Worst Nightmare?
Euphoria content has found its way into all forms of social media. So why is it that Euphoria is the new cult addiction? And, what does it say about our generation? Above all else, it isn’t exactly a TV series filled with ‘good choices’.
My Anxiety Makes Me Do It: Re-watching The Same Shows.
By Olivia Ross While browsing on Instagram, I came across a screenshot that made me stop. Normally I ignore these ‘so relatable’ tweets but this one was interesting. Something to know about […]
As Ed Balls Day returns, what new literary talents will it inspire?
Ottaline Wallace Happy Ed Balls day! It’s celebration time, as today marks the tenth anniversary of its birth. For the past decade, a very niche and underground #edballsday subculture has been thriving, […]
Clamping Down on Misquotation
Literature is all too often a victim of misquotation and misattribution. These mistakes, once made, proliferate at an alarming rate, entrenching what John Green never said and what Virginia Woolf said in slightly different words in the public memory. Or should I say public imagination?
“I’m sorry I’m not Ruby Granger”: the problem with ‘studytube’
“15 Hour study with me” and “my 5am School morning routine” are just two of the many videos released to Youtube’s ‘studytube’ community by two of its most popular personalities- Ruby Granger and Unjadedjade.
From York Graduate to Magazine Founder: An Interview with Stephanie Roberts
Elizabeth Baker talks to the Founder and Editor of The Record Press, York’s new music magazine.
Hold My Feminism, TikTok: I’m Vibing
Elizabeth Baker on Feminist TikTok and problematic bangers.
Drag Race UK: What is Wrong with ‘Regional’ Drag?
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 2 resumed recently after a hiatus from filming during the pandemic and the vibes were immaculately tumultuous. This week, the Queens competed in girl groups to win the Ru-RuVision song contest. The results were an LGBTQ+ anthem that both offended the ‘cis-tem’ and stormed the UK music charts. Iconic.