Grace Rajapandian Credit- Gilbert Flores / Variety via Getty Images In 2020, comedian and writer Mindy Kaling (The Office, Never Have I Ever) noted being the sole diverse figure in a room […]
“There’s really a BookTok account for everyone”: A Look at TikTok’s Book Community with Creator Megan Sleath
Ellie Tucker Recently, GQ published a provocative article denouncing Booktok as a ‘shallow’ and superficial community. Author Barry Pierce found the platform to be, “more about a lifestyle aesthetic than actual reading.” […]
Why Germans Don’t Joke
By Luise Werner Source of puzzle picture Between the UK and Germany You might say Germans just don’t have any humour. I’m saying we draw an invisible, hard-to-define line where funny stops […]
“I’ve had the same jeans on for four days now…” Sustainable fashion
Jenny Glas writes on clothes, the environment, and the future of fashion
Witherspoon and Where the Crawdads Sing: Shameless Self-Advertising?
“how has Witherspoon harnessed her experience in the industry, interest in novels, and new business proposals to cross-pollinate and create a successful business model?”
Amelia Erswell argues the answer is Where the Crawdads Sing
Being Queer, Catholic, and Filipino
Janica Favis: “Coming out in the Philippines is not about making new identities, but perhaps embracing the ones that were always there. “
Creative struggles and how to find the key to solve them
If you are undergoing creative struggles, here are five tips on how to potentially solve them.
The Diversity Drive: The Fight for an Inclusive Curriculum Continues
When research conducted by Teach First in 2020 revealed that “three quarters (75%) of English teachers have concerns about a lack of diversity” in the UK’s national curriculum, valid questions are raised as to why, two years on, teachers and students alike must still find new ways to campaign for increased inclusivity.
Stop Complimenting my English, Please
Anna Thyregod Wilcks: “Linguistic racism is real and anglocentric culture is not helping.”
Francesca Lea discusses how books have become the nation’s favourite form of therapy in a stress-filled world.