The bold covers and big names entice us, but just how authentically impartial are the bookshop displays that influence our book buying habits?
Emma Dixon explores the response to backlash against the announcement that influencer Molly Mae has written an autobiography.
We are living in an age of book covers that pander to social media users, viewing their prospective purchases on small smartphone screens. Publishers have to know their particular audience, and their books must be able to catch your eye immediately. But must universal success always come in the form of bold strokes of bright colour and block titles that swallow up the page?
Opinions are a necessity. But I have to ask, have we as a society become too opinionated?
Since the dawn of YouTube’s inception, the Get Ready With Me video is the trend that never seems to go away. With new iterations being churned out everyday, why does our love for this format go beyond admiring a simple makeup routine?
When the dulcet tones of Boris Johnson graced our screens in March 2020, we gathered anxiously around the television, waiting for the grim truth that we all knew was coming. Rolling out before us was a weary drain of time – weeks and months of uncertainty, wandering around the same muddy field, dreading the unrelenting enthusiasm of Joe Wicks, glancing at one another as if to say is it too early for a glass of wine?. As doors locked and days opened up, we settled onto our sofas and looked for something to do.
Following a recent article published by The Guardian, detailing Monica Ali’s depression caused by the reaction to her novel Untold Story, the conversation surrounding who is responsible for representation in literature resurfaced. Should the role fall solely on the same people who are under-represented? Or should society, as a whole, strive for equal representation for all writers and experiences?
Most of you have probably at least once in your life clicked on an article or video expounding the juicy secrets behind Finland’s success in global education rankings. They paint a picture that seems almost utopian, to say the least.
Abi Ramsay discusses the rising trend of modern retellings of Ancient Greek tales.
Amelia Erswell gives tips on how to be ‘that girl’ on a budget