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What Pitchfork’s demise means for journalism

It was shocking enough when the proudly independent music publication Pitchfork was acquired by Condé Nast in 2015, but Anna Wintour’s recent announcement of its merge with GQ bangs the…

The problem with Stan Twitter

If the terms ‘oomf’, ‘moot’, and ‘skinny legend’ mean nothing to you, you’re probably what Stan Twitter would consider a ‘local’. You don’t spend hours a day tweeting from an…

Book Review: The Woman in Me by Britney Spears

The Woman in Me begins as a Southern Gothic tale, as Britney Spears recounts he childhood growing up in a home riddled with the generational trauma of mental asylums, lithium,…

Autumnal book recommendations

If you’re friends with me on Spotify and you’ve seen me listening to playlists with titles like ‘reading in the Hogwarts library while it’s raining’, no you haven’t. But the…

Christian the Hugging Lion

In 1969, Chelsea socialites John Rendall and Ace Bourke purchased a lion cub from Harrods and baptised him ‘Christian’. Over the next year, they took Christian to glamorous parties, out…

Christian the Hugging Lion: The Children’s Book Banned for Homosexuality

In 1969, Chelsea socialites John Rendall and Ace Bourke purchased a lion cub from Harrods and baptised him ‘Christian’. Over the next year, they took Christian to glamorous parties, out…

Drama Review: Freshwater by Virginia Woolf

Imagine a tipsy room of eminent painters, poets, and intellectuals, laughing as they wait for a play to begin. Virginia Woolf sits alongside E.M. Forster; T.S. Eliot may pop in.…

Meet the Cambridge Academic Jason Scott-Warren

Very few Cambridge University English professors have been tried at the Magistrates’ Court, but Jason Scott-Warren is an exception. After his actions at a 2019 Extinction Rebellion protest were judged…