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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “I believe literature is in peril.”

In November 2022, beloved Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie delivered a BBC Reith Lecture on “Freedom of Speech”. As an Edinburgh English Lit student, I found it a refreshing, enlightening,…

Salman Rushdie Stabbed At Literary Event

On August 12, the acclaimed writer Salman Rushdie was stabbed multiple times at a literary event in Chautauqua, New York by 24-year-old Hadi Matar. The attack appears to have been…

Is it just a bunch of wank?

CW: Sexual Content A student at the ECA has been the latest victim in a long history of artistic censorship: that is one way of looking at the controversy that…

Modern-day censorship: A new ending to Fight Club in China

The cult classic Fight Club has just undergone a surprising change, to the chagrin of many viewers: a drastically altered new ending, which was recently uploaded by Chinese streaming site…

Coronavirus: the democratic slump

The coronavirus pandemic is disrupting the world we live in. It is accelerating technological changes in society, exacerbating economic inequality, and calling into question the current global system. One key…

BANNED: Trump’s ‘legacy’ now canceled

More than a decade after joining the platform, one riddled with scandal and chutzpah, former president Donald Trump’s relationship with Twitter has ended in acrimony. For years, Mr. Trump has…

‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’: inherently archaic or empowering?

Content Warning: Mentions sexual assault and rape In the lead up to Christmas 2018, a radio station in Cleveland, Ohio banned ‘Baby, It’s Cold Outside’ from its playlist. The decision…

Facebook targets Edinburgh feminist photo campaign

An online feminist photo campaign which aims “to give all women and non-binary people on campus and beyond a platform to send out their message and raise their voices against…