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Bhanu Kapil wins 2021 T. S. Eliot Poetry Prize

According to the T. S. Eliot Prize Chair Lavinia Greenlaw, ‘Poetry is the most resilient, potent, capacious and universal art we have’. Despite the fact that this year’s award ceremony is taking place digitally, I cannot help but agree. When burdened with the reality of a global pandemic, sometimes an artfully concise poem can soothe […]

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Wellness: more than just a face mask

With less access to support circles due to COVID-19, it is all the more vital to perform ‘self-care’. But what does ‘self-care’ really mean? Too often social media suggests face masks, baths and exercise classes are the key. I wholeheartedly disagree. These are enjoyable but transient, and as effective long-term as a bandage is to […]

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Are racially diverse casts the future of period dramas?

Shonda Rhimes’ hit series Bridgerton has now been renewed for up to eight seasons. This is not surprising considering over 63 million households binged the 19th century period drama over the festive period. Whether it was an ill-advised selection for the family or snuggled up on the couch alone, most of us were surprised by its modern portrayals […]