Global Affairs

Rising child murder rates in South Africa intensify parole reform efforts

The South African capital of Cape Town has suffered a worrying increase in the number of murders recorded, especially in those of children and women. This has sparked nationwide fury and repeated calls for action from the government and the police. The anger was initially evoked by the murder of seven-year-old Tazne van Wyk. The Read More…

Culture Fashion

All dressed up and nowhere to go: Fashion in the time of Corona

At the time of writing, I can say that, somehow, I have been able to survive 15 days under lockdown already. From the day I landed in my home city of Lima, Perú, I’ve been confined in the most familiar of settings; my home. While far from what I had been hoping for as I Read More…

Culture Fashion

Men’s jewellery: an edgy trend or here to stay?

Think 1536. A Tudor king poses in a gold-embroidered cloak and his finest jewels. Hans Holbein furiously paints countless rows of pearls onto what would become the most iconic portrait of Henry VIII. In the 21st century, however, it’s no longer ruby rings and feathered hats that shout hyper-masculinity, it’s heavy chains and gold mouth Read More…

Culture Film & TV

Unorthodox Review

Balancing authenticity is no easy feat, but it is equally demanding to recognise one’s need for it. Unorthodox is a Yiddish-speaking Netflix series that invites us into the complex world of the people who inhabit the ultra-orthodox Satmar community of Williamsburg, New York. Don’t mistake the uniformity of their community for homogeneity; looking closer, you’ll Read More…