I’m not sure if you know but the headlines this week are covering the news that a man and a woman are getting married next year. Obviously, I’m oversimplifying the royal engagement of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, which was announced by Clarence House on Monday 27 November. Since then, there have been tv interviews, … More BREAKING NEWS: A Couple Got Engaged On Monday
How often have we seen the stereotype of the actress who sleeps her way round LA to get roles? Laughed at exaggerated stories of the desperate new star on a casting couch? Heard the rumours surrounding directors and their leading ladies. These tropes have been around since Hollywood’s conception and they’re often presented comically. Seth … More Weinstein and The Abuse of Power
‘Terrorism’ isn’t a new phenomenon by any means, but it has certainly gained prominence in the public consciousness over the past two decades. 9/11 wasn’t the first instance of political terrorism but it is the event that is seen as a point of comparison with every news story surround the topic. And my god, there … More Let’s Define Terrorism
Trump-induced fury (I feel like this should be recognised as a real medical ailment) has been ignited again within the world of sport when the President of the United States made rather bold statements about NFL players. I’ll keep it brief but essentially what happened was that at a Republican rally on Friday 22 September, … More Is Peaceful Protest Enough?
I have never watched Doctor Who, perhaps aside from one or two Comic Relief specials starring David Tennant. Ever since I was little, I’ve always been veered more towards the Fantasy side of the Sci-Fi/Fantasy genre – probably because my dad’s love of history, castles and British monarchies in particular, mean that the medieval reflections … More Aliens Can’t Be Female, Apparently
I’m going to link a few sources at the end of the post, but this is a brief run-down of what has happened so far: Charlie Gard is the 11-month old son of Connie Yates and Chris Gard. When he was born, he presented as a healthy baby but has since deteriorated due to a … More The Charlie Gard Case: A Lot of Questions Without Answers
For anyone who hasn’t seen the headlines, just after midnight on Wednesday 14 June a 24-storey tower block in North Kensington went up in flames. The BBC have a live update as the events unfold but I just wanted to share my initial response. Events, investigations and news stories are unfolding as I type but … More What Do We Do When Our Own Government Puts Us In Danger