Arts & Culture
The original series had us romanticising a world of materialism fuelled by the capitalism of the millennial boom. But as these ideals came crashing down around us, viewers of Gossip Girl began using the series as a form of escapism from the surrounding depression. Will the newest reboot represent a more diverse, inclusive and relatable version of the Upper East Side?
A look at how the MCU have finally provided an in-depth insight into the humane and vulnerable side of the female superhero.
Parisa Zangeneh reviews A Wiser Girl by Moya Roddy
“Maya’s encounters with the injustice of the Sri Lankan violence were silenced by the fear and oppression which reigned over the nation for decades. Paper Planes is an anthem of protest against the scapegoating stereotypes which plague the immigrant communities of the world.”
Deepthi Suresh reviews the Korean Netflix drama ‘Crash Landing on You’ and explores how it transcends stereotypes of both North and South Korea.
Bong Joon-ho once commented, “Once you overcome the 1-inch-tall barrier of subtitles, you will be introduced to so many more amazing films,” but arguably there has still not been enough exploration of non-English language media in this era when it is more accessible than ever.
The Department of Justice recently announced a Bill to outlaw the grooming of children. The Bill will create new criminal offences in this area of law, which will result in up to five years in prison if convicted.
Donald Trump is no longer the name we hear in the news every day, but he has certainly left a legacy on US and global politics.
Climate change is the issue of our time. People are turning to the courts for a solution.
Veganism is on the rise, however the temporary ‘challenge’ nature of ‘veganuary’ could not only be seen by some devote vegans as not enough action, but could have potentially dangerous class and health implications.