Back in the Closet

Why can’t television accurately portray LGBTQ* people and their relationships? Jack Wrixon investigates. Buckle up, ladies and gentlemen; this is going to get intense. In recent years, the number of LGBTQ* storylines on television has gone up, and frankly the timing couldn’t be better. As society began to wake up (and is still waking up), the television industry woke up with it and began to … Continue reading Back in the Closet

Rewriting Sexual Assault

Rían 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

Critical Role

An immersive experience for fantasy lovers and gamers alike. Words by Julie Hassett. Critical Role, the show in which “nerdy-ass voice actors get together and play Dungeons and Dragons.” This is how voice actor and illustrious Dungeon Master Matthew Mercer starts each of his exciting D&D games on his weekly show. You might hear these last words before he takes us on a whirlwind adventure … Continue reading Critical Role

Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

Darragh McGrath reviews the first novel in V.E. Schwab’s fantasy series “I’d rather die on an adventure than live standing still” -Lila Bard I like to think of those of us who were introduced to reading and literature through Harry Potter or The Lord of the Rings as the connoisseurs of the fantasy genre. For the past two decades, bookstore shelves have been adorned with … Continue reading Book Review: A Darker Shade of Magic

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