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Netflix’s Rebecca: A Review

Rating: 4/5 I watched Rebecca as soon as it came out on Netflix, partly because they recommend it to me and partly because it’s right up my alley and I remember loving the book when I was studying it for English Literature GCSEs. I remember it being taught as a supernatural gothic text. And it… Continue reading Netflix’s Rebecca: A Review

Tea Time

Classism and Ableism in the UK Government’s COVID Control

Social distancing and going into lockdown are two of the government’s main preventative methods in the bid to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. And the theory is a not just sound, but it's logical, and it’s a method that has repeatedly been used throughout history in times of pestilence and disease. But the… Continue reading Classism and Ableism in the UK Government’s COVID Control

Coffee Hour

The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

We spend a lot of time talking about creators during lockdown, about missing people and restricted freedoms during lockdown, but one thing that hasn’t been spoken about is what it's like to have a loved one in prison during this time. If you have a person in prison, it is already likely that you don't… Continue reading The Real Loss of Liberty: Experiencing Isolation in Isolation

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Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Young mixed-raced medical student, Rosa Steenwijk, wants to be accepted into the highly secretive and elitist University Society Ares, where all of the richest and brightest families of Amsterdam and their offspring have been accepted into over the years. But once in, it becomes clear that there is a sinister force, a monster, driving this… Continue reading Why the Netflix Show Ares is Worth Watching till the End

Tea Time

The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting

Scrolling through the BBC website, I came across a news story labelled “why being gay in Russia is about “passion and love”: the secret moment between two gay Russian lovers that defied haters.” The topic of the clip was LGBT human rights in Russia and probably came in response to Putin’s comments at a state… Continue reading The Saviour Complex in Western News Reporting