“shit just got real” – is very much the appropriate reaction to working with Samuel L Jackson. And it’s come from Lucy Eaton, as she talks to me about working on the BBC’s hit lockdown series Staged.
What even is the point of books anymore?
I don’t care about what a book looks like on a shelf. I have never cared about the aesthetics of being a reader – books simpering on their pedestals, waiting to pose against a gravel backdrop and gain a million likes.
Stop Romanticising Toxic Relationships in YA
“Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same”- Emily Bronte
I wish I could say I was a cultured 13-year-old reading Wuthering Heights, quoting Bronte. In reality, I first read this quote in the One Direction fanfiction After by Anna Todd on Wattpad.
We Are Just Code: Technological Identity and The Social Dilemma
“Nothing really matters because, really, we’re all just code.” Of course, our biological material is coded. Our identities are formed by a sequence of molecules that make up genetic data. But we are also binary data. Our lives, now more than ever, are determined by algorithms.
Dr Alex George – a Real Influencer
Dr Alex George, who became a household name after appearing on ITV’s Love Island in 2018, has been appointed as a ‘Young Mental Health Ambassador’. Dr Alex has been given this position by the Prime Minister himself as a result of his constant campaigning and advice regarding mental health during the pandemic.
Mulligangate? Harveygate? Varietygate? The Failures in Digital Publishing
Whatever you want to call it, Variety magazine’s recent faux pas has proved that you get what you pay for in digital publishing. Or is it what you don’t pay for?
Toxic Diet Culture: TikTok Fights Back
Ffion Wyn Jones Content warning: diet culture, eating disorders, fatphobia What if I said you could increase the amount of energy a banana contains simply by smashing it to bits? You’d probably […]
The Boy Who Lived and the Author Who Never Dies
They say you should never meet your heroes, but surely there is no greater pedestal-fall in recent memory than that of J.K. Rowling.
Criticism or Blind Contempt? The Integrity of Publishing
One of the focal points of Joe Biden’s inauguration was Amanda Gorman and the poem she performed, The Hill We Climb. As the inaugural poet, Gorman presented her piece with an eloquence that summarised a hope for a nation that still has time to change.
The Twitter Thread: Modernising a Good Yarn-
The revolution that the world has seen in terms of communication and media is unparalleled in any other era in history, suddenly everyone has access to limitless entertainment and stories at the tips of their fingers, and more importantly, most of it is free.