Matthew Arnold famously said that “journalism is literature in a hurry” and in the highly competitive age of digital journalism, his words have never rung truer. In a bid to attract audience attention, writers are under more pressure than ever to produce diverse and far-reaching content.
Books have been part of our existence for thousands of years. In the Middle Ages books and manuscripts were one of the main source of “material” knowledge. Through books, a small number of people learned their history, how society works, how to flirt… almost everything.
by Sarah Elliott The release of Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet was hotly anticipated since the release of the trailers. It’s not Ralph, however, or even his pint-size co-star Vanellope, […]
By Izzy Davies Vice journalist Oobah Butler staged an experiment during which he managed to catapult a fictitious restaurant – The Shed at Dulwich – to TripAdvisor’s coveted number 1 spot. He […]
by Rachel C-Potter In a 2013 Button Poetry slam event held in Madison, Wisconsin, Neil Hilborn performed the poem that after going viral catapulted him to fame, landing him a contract as […]
by Adam Drazsky “Clay is one of the easiest ways in the world to get Lynk’s Disease… and that doesn’t wash off,” informs a ragged-looking Alan Resnick in the eerie psychological horror […]
by Laura Austin As an English student, I can see first-hand how easily screens, and particularly my mobile phone, distract me from my reading. Why focus on a single page when I […]
The idea that an author’s body of work begins and ends with what they professionally publish is outdated. “What is a work?” asked Michel Foucault – a pertinent question in a society […]
by Eleanor Collins ‘Not everyone can become a great artist, but a great artist can come from anywhere.’ Anton Ego’s fine words inspire the Disney favourite, Ratatouille, but how do they apply to […]
by Sian Erskine With a 280-character limit, a series of tweets is not the first place you expect to find great literature. But the production of serialized fiction isn’t new — look […]