Tags : pandemic

Multi-Level Marketing Beauty Companies Are Anti-Feminist

As the pandemic takes control of livelihoods once again with lockdown 3.0, multi-level marketing (MLM) beauty companies are thriving. Facebook groups and Instagram DMs are the predatory breeding ground used by MLM sellers to recruit, or bag a few more bucks for their ‘business’. Women suffering from postpartum depression after giving birth or struggling to […]Read More

Trailer Released For Pandemic Thriller ‘Locked Down’

A new pandemic-set film is released by HBO Max this week. Locked Down, starring Anne Hathaway (Linda) and Chiwetel Ejiofor (Paxton), follows a couple who decide to break up just days before a UK lockdown prevents them from doing so. The plot shines a light onto the strained relationship between the pair, before they decide […]Read More

A Year In Review: How Hit TV Reflected 2020

As pubs and theatres closed, social events cancelled, and millions of workers furloughed this year, many of us turned to our trusty small screens for entertainment. BBC News viewing figures shot up, as Brits sought out the comforting familiarity of Huw Edward’s dulcet Welsh tones. Streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ saw their membership and […]Read More

Lockdown Life: How I Have Survived Working From Home

Before the pandemic, working from home was a luxury I enjoyed for one day most weeks. It was a chance to escape interruptions, have an opportunity to focus on specific projects and act as a mental health fire-break. When the first lockdown meant we had to stay at home, I envisaged it would just be […]Read More

Steven Soderbergh Is Developing A ‘Contagion’ Sequel

Contagion director Steven Soderbergh is reuniting with the film’s screenwriter for a “philosophical” sequel to the original 2011 movie Contagion? That’ll never catch on Despite being nine years old, Contagion returned with a vengeance as one of the most discussed films of 2020. The reason behind the pandemic thriller spreading like a virus was, well […]Read More

Helping Us Grieve: Why Do We Still Look To The

2020 was a difficult year. The sudden proximity of death in a society which has distanced itself from death and the dead will leave a deep scar on the UK psyche.  The UK already has a very remote relationship with death. After death, the body is hidden away, while other cultures display it or even […]Read More

Calling NHS Staff ‘Heroes’ Does More Harm than Good

Twelve months ago, if someone said the word hero you might have thought of Spiderman, Superman, or the Avengers. Now you hear the word hero, and your mind drifts to a doctor, nurses, or keyworkers. The changes to the world in the last year have led society to change its views and opinions. Some people […]Read More

Why Should Young People Go to Classical Music Concerts?

The world will always remain busy: new technology seems to be developing at an unbelievable rate, politics – not just in our country, but in many places around the world – gets more divisive by the minute. From what I can see with the COVID-19 pandemic and the prospect of studying and graduation on top […]Read More

We could learn a thing or two from the protests

When we saw the Guatemalan Congress building ablaze on the 21st November, some of us expressed total dismay at the destruction of public property. Some of us were simply confused because in the UK, this seemingly came out of nowhere. But Guatemala – like Chile, Bolivia, and Venezuela – has experienced a wave of protests […]Read More

The Class of Covid 2020

‘Oh, the virus is spreading because of the students, it’s all their fault’. It’s all well and good putting the blame on students and slandering their actions, but has anyone actually stopped to think about how it feels to be one of these ‘hooligans’ during this pandemic? We’re nearing the end of 2020, and it […]Read More

Still No Vaccine for Sexism in the West

Recently, I got into a heated debate with an Italian man who believed that sexism in the West no longer exists. He was adamant that gender inequality is a thing of the past, a societal problem now only existent in countries far from our little Western bubble. He used the Middle East as an example of where […]Read More

‘GLOW’ cancelled in latest COVID-related blow to TV

Earlier this week, Netflix announced that it was cancelling its dramedy series GLOW after three seasons. The news shocked fans, as Netflix had previously confirmed a fourth and final season and production was already well underway. In September 2019, Netflix announced the renewal of GLOW for a fourth and final season. Three weeks into filming […]Read More

Book Review: Agnes at the End of the World //

Kelly McWilliams’ debut novel, Agnes at the End of the World, has a unique premise that was perfectly suited to its timely release in the lockdown of August 2020. Slotting itself into the dystopian genre, this apocalyptic novel follows two sisters who live in a fundamentalist cult.  The oldest sibling, Agnes, regularly meets with a […]Read More