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David Attenborough and the BBC’s impartiality crisis

The BBC’s seemingly strict policy of impartiality has come under fire. Fronted by Gary Lineker, recent criticism questions the elusive relationship between the BBC and right-wing politics. David Attenborough, BBC…

All publicity is good publicity…? Controversy in music

The new release from Drake and SZA, ‘Slime You Out’ has captured public attention – but not for the music. Controversy began prior to its release, when Drake teased the…

Is ‘The Weeknd’ anti-feminist?

The Weeknd, also known as Abel Tesfaye, has held the position of Spotify’s most played artist each month since December last year, with approximately 106,507,851 monthly listeners (according to Spotify…

James Bond and the Dangers of Literary Censorship

We live in an era of literary rewriting. Following the news that Roald Dahl’s works are being rewritten to remove offensive language (which we covered in The Student), James Bond…

We Should Not Censor Roald Dahl

Puffin, the renowned publishing house, has announced that the works of Roald Dahl are being rewritten to remove offensive language for future generations. This project is in partnership with Inclusive…

The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

In the words of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, “my first instinct upon hearing that a book has been banned is to seek it out and read it.” I agree. Indeed, my…

The End of Nadhim Zahawi?

“Careless and not deliberate” is the slogan drifting between every news outlet worth reading. Nadhim Zahawi, chairman of the Conservative Party, is under fire for mishandling his tax affairs. After…

Book of the Week: ‘Switch Bitch’ by Roald Dahl

CW: sexual assault, discussions of misogyny Few authors in British culture have as wide a fanbase as Roald Dahl. He is one of the most beloved authors of all time,…