Josh Hatton After Facebook was founded in 2004, users of the internet were gifted another way to make friends, bond over content, and engage in riveting conversation. It also allowed fans of […]
Have you ever considered hiring a professional ghost?
No, not the supernatural kind – the literary kind. Splicing the word “ghostwriter” into two, this professional ghost entices prospective clients with the promise of its own invisibility. It increases its allure by marketing itself as a formless entity detached from its own literary labour.
My parents hate cooking. As a child my dinners came straight from the oven – turkey dinosaurs and potato waffles galore. When they came home from a long day at work, the last thing they wanted to do was toil away in the kitchen, and I was fine with that.
Huddled under the covers, clutching my little torch, reading late into the night is a fond memory of my childhood. Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series was always a firm favourite of mine, and I simply couldn’t hide my delight in seeing it being adapted into a series by the BBC early last year. Despite an array of university deadlines, a global pandemic hit and I had a whole lot of time on my hands. As such, I found myself rushing downstairs at lunchtime to snuggle on the sofa with my younger sister, reliving my childhood, and cherishing every single episode.
Time and again award shows have faced an onslaught of backlash about the lack of diversity amongst their nominees and winners. However, the 2021 Golden Globes decided they wanted to tick gender off their list of diversity boxes in terms of nominations. Their list contained, most excitingly, three female nominations for best director. Unfortunately it wasn’t until I saw who the nominations were for, that I began to once again question the validity of their choices.
If you’re a millennial baby like me, the High School Musical trilogy was a big deal. “We’re all in this together” and “Fabulous” are the soundtracks to our childhoods, and in a burst of lockdown nostalgia, I took a trip down memory lane and rewatched the trilogy.
I don’t know about you, but I used to be one of those people who said, “Nope. No. I’m not getting TikTok, it’s rubbish- bring back Vine!) Then the lockdown of March 2020 happened, I suddenly had a lot of time on my hands, and next thing I knew, I found myself enthralled. No, it’s not Vine, but TikTok is full of hilarious, creative human beings who made my lockdown that much brighter.
‘It’s a Sin’ has swept the nation, breaking the hearts of all who are able to finish it, transcending generations, sexuality and prejudices.
To say the arts have been important in lockdown is an understatement.
We are all counting down the days for the first trip to a pub garden. The sun’s out, you’re reunited with your mates, the first round is in- this is possibly the best day of your life since March 23rd 2020.