The Haunting of Bly Manor, little sister to Mike Flanagan’s cult Netflix series Hill House, has been condemned as ‘a ghostly mistake’, the most terrifying element being the ‘ear-jangling accents’. It seems that the series’ questionable fear factor seems to have drawn the critics’ eyes from its genius interactions with the ‘queer’ Gothic tradition.
The Queen’s Gambit really needs no introduction. Drop the title into Google and you’ll find near-hundreds of headlines lauding it as one of the most-watched shows ever. Crikey, okay, big stuff. About chess? Surely not.
By Izzy Davies Vice journalist Oobah Butler staged an experiment during which he managed to catapult a fictitious restaurant – The Shed at Dulwich – to TripAdvisor’s coveted number 1 spot. He […]
by Adam Drazsky “Clay is one of the easiest ways in the world to get Lynk’s Disease… and that doesn’t wash off,” informs a ragged-looking Alan Resnick in the eerie psychological horror […]
In the midst of a battlefield drenched in blood, a king stumbles through his ranks, an arrow buried deep in his eye. Body parts are scattered across the grass. The stench of […]
by Stephanie Dale The Problem: The gender imbalance across industries is widely recognised. To establish themselves, women have the hard task of navigating the film industry. The field comes across as liberal, innovative, […]
by Molly Burdett When the BBC began advertising their drama series Killing Eve several months ago, part of my excitement arose from the promise of a weekly viewing, with discussion and anticipation between […]
Ffion Masson ‘Wenglish’ is not an official portmanteau for speech that combines Welsh and English. However, the Urban Dictionary provides rough but useful definitions: Wenglish is a mixture of Welsh language and […]
Paige Miles The owners of second-hand bookshops are both central and marginal to the literary marketplace. In their liminal role, they fulfil the modern demand for cheap, accessible books whilst operating an […]