Anaïs Wyder Pivaral HarperCollins has announced a provisional agreement with the union representing 250 striking employees, agreeing to arrive at federal mediation. “We entered negotiations eager to find common ground, and we […]
Reading “A Room of One’s Own” in 2023
Josh Povall Nearly 100 years on, Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own is as pertinent as ever in the era of Andrew Tate. I received a copy of A Room of […]
Print Prevails in the War Against Ukraine
Melissa James Displayed proudly in the window of a small independent bookshop, nestled in a quiet street of Hertfordshire – worlds away from the savage battleground that Ukraine has become – was […]
The Problem With The “Why Finland Has The Best Education System In The World” Videos
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.
You meme to tell me that was a party?
We have probably all seen culture secretary Nadine Dorries’ recent car crash interview where she seems as much of a parody as comedian Sooz Kempner’s mocking impression. This follows the seemingly endless flow of memes about this Tory government and the cringeworthy clowns who make up Boris Johnson’s cabinet.
As Ed Balls Day returns, what new literary talents will it inspire?
Ottaline Wallace Happy Ed Balls day! It’s celebration time, as today marks the tenth anniversary of its birth. For the past decade, a very niche and underground #edballsday subculture has been thriving, […]
It’s time for schools to stop treating girls like second-class citizens
Content warning: sexual harassment, assault, rape Pupils of Highgate School staged a walkout last Thursday, March 22nd over allegations that the school upholds a ‘rape culture’. Credit: Reuters Earlier this month, a […]
We Need To Talk About Kevin Keller
Zara Agha Picture this. It’s 2011. You’re grabbing a copy of Archie Comics, eagerly anticipating whether Archie will choose Betty or Veronica. 70 years on and he still hasn’t made up his […]
The Conservative Party are failing Female Representation
I care too much to keep silent about that. I’m a Tory Girl in a Private School Boy’s Club and I’ve opened myself up to more abuse than it’s probably worth. Yet it’s up to me, and other women, to fight the stereotype more than ever. The Conservative Party are failing female representation.
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.