Rewriting Sexual Assault

Katie Browne O’Neill examines feminism and sexual assault in light of Roxane Gay’s literature on the subject Late 2017 saw a raft of sexual assault allegations against prominent individuals within the entertainment industry, including Kevin Spacey & Harvey Weinstein. Born from this, the #MeToo campaign saw thousands come forward to share their own experiences of rape and sexual assault though social media. Within the last … Continue reading Rewriting Sexual Assault

Editor’s Note: January 2018

It feels like ages since I’ve written one of these editorials. Almost as though it’s been a whole year. Happy new year, everybody! It’s officially 2018, and it’s still early enough for most of us to feel optimistic about the next eleven months or so. Long may that continue. If it can’t continue that long, may it at least continue into February. January is a … Continue reading Editor’s Note: January 2018

JohnLocked

Ciara Buckley offers an analysis of the homoerotic subtext behind the world’s most famous mystery-solving duo, Sherlock Holmes and Dr John Watson, and its relation to the recent trend of queerbaiting. Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes first shot to critical acclimation in 1887 when Ward Lock & Co published A Study in Scarlet, the earliest appearance of the famed Victorian figure and his sidekick. This … Continue reading JohnLocked

Meet Me Halfway by Loux

Michelle Rumley Leeds-based electronic three piece, Loux, are fledglings on the British music scene, having just played their debut live gig in June of this year. Despite their recent emergence, Loux have already played sold out gigs in Manchester. They are currently curating their own night in Leeds Oporto venue and have been lauded by the likes of BBC radio darlings Fearne Cotton and Annie … Continue reading Meet Me Halfway by Loux

NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

 By Éamonn Grennan There’s a scene just after the violent beginning to the long-awaited and much-feted sequel to Ridley Scott’s seminal masterpiece of science fiction, where Ryan Gosling’s protagonist is flying back to the futuristic LAPD base. The camera magnifies on the high-tech spinner (flying car, essentially) hovering seamlessly across 2049’s main city in the plot. Gigantic metallic swells of skyscrapers, deep chasms of seemingly … Continue reading NeoNoir: The Blade Runner 2049 Review

WHAT ABOUT US? THE MEDIA’S FORGOTTEN STORIES

 By Aditi Udayabhaskar Christmas is a time for family, friends and lots of love. We often take our cushy, warm homes for granted during the festive season, but seldom do we spare a moment to consider those less fortunate than us – why would we, anyway? After all, the media is so very selective in the content it showcases. We are privy only to a … Continue reading WHAT ABOUT US? THE MEDIA’S FORGOTTEN STORIES